As a teacher I can buy my lunch in the cafeteria if I want. (And in the past I did do that.) While I wouldn’t say it’s the best food, it wasn’t awful and the fact is that I often forget to pack my lunch or just run out of time. BUT, as a vegan, there are pretty much no choices for me in the school cafeteria. I could eat the fruit cup, or maybe the tiny salad (no dressing because I think they all have dairy). I could drink the tiny water bottles, or the carbonated juice. But in terms of things that will satisfy me… not so much. Over break I bought myself this cute new lunchbox. (Ok, so I bought it because it was on the clearance rack at Big Lots for $3 and is insulated!) On Monday of the week Mark packed me a lovely vegan lunch and I enjoyed it. The lunchbox proceeded to sit on my desk all week, empty save the fork and freeze thing. So…. I am committing to filling you in on what I take for lunch every day this week. (As a matter of full disclosure, they are calling for snow Tues that might make me not need to take a lunch for part of the week. In that case we’ll talk: Snow Day Baking! And I’ll pick up the week after with my lunch info!) I figure you will keep me honest. I don’t typically take a drink since I keep a cup on my desk that I fill with water from the water fountain. Let’s see if I can
1) Remember to pack my lunch
2) Remember to take a picture and tell you what I took
3) Remember to bring the lunchbox home
4) Come up with some easy and tasty vegan lunchbox ideas!
I leave you with a picture of the open lunchbox. Let’s hope it looks better when it is filled with my healthy lunch!