Lunch: It can be the toughest meal both for people with "regular" work schedules and for those of us whose days may be a little less structured. Sometimes there are too many choices ("I have a Potbellys, Jimmy John's, Chipotle and Panera nearby! I don't know what to get!") and sometimes we feel like there are no choices at all ("I have a Potbellys, Jimmy John's, Chipotle and Panera nearby! I'm so sick of them!"). And a lot of the time whatever we finally do choose for lunch can be completely void of nutrients.
I was in this slump until I had dinner with my awesome neighbors one night. I had a total A-HA! moment as soon as I saw the salad Eliza was preparing for our meal:
Here's what was so A-HA! to me about it: It wasn't just about the greens which, let's face it, can be a reason for me NOT to eat a salad! It was compartmentalized with a huge variety of veggies, proteins and tastes. Looking at it this way, I realized I could turn this kind of salad into an everyday lunch that would be easy to prep on Sundays!
Here are some basic steps to prep for a compartmentalized salad (trademarking that soon, haha):
Try this out with your favorite ingredients and tell me how it goes!
I'd also love to know: What are YOUR go-to lunches during the week?