On August 21st, just after going back to work for the school year, I posted that I wanted to host a Vegan Lunchbox For Adults Challenge. The point was to get people thinking about the fact that even adults should pack a good healthy lunch.
My one entry was a fabulous one. Valerie from City.Life.Eats chronicled a month of lunches and included one in our challenge. I highly recommend checking out her blog for great ideas about healthy bagged lunches.
I have learned a lot in the last month or so about keeping myself fueled at work.
I’ve learned that being prepared is half the battle. If I have a few main dishes in the fridge in portable containers I am much more likely to eat lunch. I have taken to cooking on Sundays or just making sure there are enough leftovers to go around.
Having some emergency provisions has helped too. Even if it’s just a lara bar, having something in my desk keeps me from going hungry (or turning to oreos) on the days when I truly run out of time to make a lunch.
At least I pack a main dish. Sometimes I include a fruit and some sides; Maybe a cookie. But at least I make sure I have something.
Usually I eat at my desk as these pictures attest since you can see my keyboard.
But today I learned that if you are going to pack a leftover Tempeh Reuben with all the fixins in little containers then you should eat it in the teacher’s lounge. Because while this might look good it was MESSY!
I will continue to work on packing healthy lunches. Tomorrow will be leftover pasta e fagioli with spinach. I feel better when I eat something healthy and I don’t have that awful droopy feeling in the middle of the day. I’d love to hear what you pack!