By the time I get up and get going with breakfast, it's ten o'clock but I still want my cereal (oat flakes and puffed quinoa and amaranth in almond milk... I love almond milk). M has a "normal" schedule so he gets hungry at around one. Right before he goes and gets himself a sandwich from the shop five minutes away (they are the only place with healthy takeaway options for lunch), he stands in the doorway of the room where I work and waits for me to decide what I want to eat. He waits and waits and waits while I hem and haw. When I settle for one of the sandwich options, the look on my face is the opposite of enthusiastic. It possibly has something to do with their wet tomatoes. And the cream that they use on their bread.
Today, M said that I should figure out a solution to my Lunch Problem. My not-so-secret solution when he's away at work is to make ramen noodles, a decidedly unhealthy choice. But I'm almost 28. And I figure I should start making proper food for lunch, no? I'm not a big fan of cold food, unless it's warm outside (and I can assure you, it is not).
My requirements are that the meal doesn't take too long to make and that it's healthy. Here are a few recipes I found that might work.
(image from Anjali Prasertong)
- Brown rice egg bowl
- Twice-baked sweet potatoes
- Crisp tuna cabbage salad
- Better egg salad
- Grilled guacamole (and anything else with avocado)
What do you usually have for lunch?
P.S. I've made a Pinterest board for lunch ideas.