Food Stamp Challenge Day 3: Work Lunches

| September 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

We knew that one of our challenges would be to create some sort of lunch to replace Mr. GH’s traditional imitation-coldcuts sandwiches, which are super-expensive per-pound but which throw together quickly in the mornings.

We decided on a mix of the following, at least for this first third of the month (all supplemented with fruit and sometimes carrot/veggie sticks):

  • Leftovers: We make evening meals with the following day’s lunches in mind, making sure to make enough. This can be wildly diverse, like spaghetti, black beans & rice, noodles with spicy peanut sauce & veggies, etc.
  • Hummus: His lunchbox is packed with a tub of homemade hummus, some homemade pita bread, and a few fixins like kalamata olives, onions, pickled peppers, lettuce, etc.
  • Tuna Salad: Although responsibly-raised tuna is expensive (but nowhere near the $12/pound for fake-meat coldcuts), we thought an occasional tuna salad sandwich would be a nice addition, tucked between hearty slices of homemade bread, and especially on Meaty Mondays.

I think this is a little bit meager on the choices, so we’re going to work on some other possibilities.


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