Packing lunches: it's another whole planning process.
Food has to portable.
Containers have to be clean.
Every weekday morning.
It's more dishes to do.
It's another bag to carry around (& not forget).
I don't use microwaves, so the food I bring needs to be edible in a cold state. Or it needs to be pre-heated at home & kept hot until noon.
So, my go-to strategy for workday lunches right now is a hot woman shake and these nori wraps.
I keep a package of nori, tinned sockeye & some green avocados in my desk drawer.
And I bring along a jar of store-bought sauerkraut or sliced cucumbers with olives to go alongside.
Then I pack the components for a hot woman shake, which adds some welcome warmth to my otherwise room-temperature lunch.
The Desk Drawer Trick
My #3 kid stopped by my work the other day. She watched me roll up my lunch.
"I'd actually eat that." she said.
I gave her my plate & dove into my desk drawer for another tin of salmon & some more nori.
It's my desk drawer trick.
I've fed ravenous foodless co-workers that way, too.
Nori wraps: portable, desk-drawer store-able (& teenager-approved.)
I've even lived on these for most of a week while at conference in an airport hotel in Winnipeg.
Servings: 2 wrapsprint
- 2 sheets of Nori
- 1 ripe Avocado
- 1 tin Sockeye Salmon
Lay out the Nori.
Put half the tin of Salmon on each sheet. Add ¼ of an Avocado, sliced.
Fold up the bottom of the Nori sheet & roll up the sides. Lay each roll seam side down.
Serve with the remaining sliced Avocado.