I hate admitting this to anyone, but I’m a picky eater. Not in the traditional sense-I’ll try almost any kind of food you put in front of me, and I’m ecstatic when I see things like spinach, beets, or liver on my plate. What I’m picky about is taste: I want every meal to be delicious, colorful, and nutrient-dense, and a takeout salad just will not do!
A combination of this food snobbery (wince) and frugality means that I bring my lunch to work every day instead of picking up takeout or eating out. A couple months ago, I started a series on my personal blog called Brown Bag Revolution. Since we at The Humble Foodie also love simplicity, frugality, and plain old good food, this series is moving over here as Brown Bag Tuesday!
Let us know what you’re packing in the comments, or post your scrumptious creations on your own blog and link back. And welcome to week one!
As a way to eat food I enjoy while saving money, I pack a lunch from home to bring to work every day. Bringing lunch from home is a great way to save time, money, and energy. Brown Bag Tuesdays are meant to encourage you to share this effort and treat yourself to a fabulous lunch from home at least once a week.
This Tuesday, I’m having turkey burgers with mango and red onions, along with a side of sweet potato fries. The tip of the week: cook once, eat twice (or more)! I made four of these burgers, ate one for dinner, and stashed the rest for lunches this week. Re-living a really good dinner makes life a lot easier during a busy week. What’s your tip for simplifying lunch from home?
Need inspiration for your next lunch? See past lunches in the Brown Bag Revolution category!