My posts are almost always about student work or core subject-related material, but I found myself preparing for school in a different way this week. I rarely buy lunch at school because I have to eat several mini-meals throughout the day to feel satisfied and well.
So my post this week is about the new yummies I found to take for lunch thanks to Pinterest. My focus was on DIY Starbucks boxes. I love their protein boxes to keep me fueled up throughout the day, but I'm on a tight food budget. So homemade it is! These are perfect for the busy teacher on the go.
Mini whole wheat pitas, an apple, a hard boiled egg, 1 ounce of cheese, a handful of almonds, and a tablespoon or two of jam. I will skip the tea and cherry because I'm not fond of those.
1 hard boiled egg, 1/2 whole wheat bagel, 1 ounce of cheese, 1 cup mixed fruit, 1 tablespoon nut butter. I might want to add some almonds or other nuts to this one.
A handful of crackers (I like Special K or Triscuits), 1 hard boiled egg, 1/2 an apple (although I would probably use a whole apple), 1 tablespoon nut butter, 1 cup fruit, 1 ounce cheese.
A handful of crackers, 1 ounce cheese, salami (I like the deer bologna that my family gives me in the fall), 1 cup of mixed fruit, 1 cup dippable veggies. The crackers, cheese and bologna are like mini pizzas! You could also substitute lunch meat for the bologna if you don't like salami or bologna. I would add a tablespoon of salad dressing for the veggies.
Do you have any go-to ideas for a healthy and portable lunch? I'd love to hear them!