It’s World Nutella Day today, so in celebration of that naughty chocolate and hazelnut spread I snuck a little sealed sandwich into my lunch box today. Sealed sandwiches doesn’t work so well with the seed loaf I’d usually buy, so I decided to go all the way to the dark side and get a loaf of standard white sandwich bread.
- Nutella filled sealed sandwich,
- chicken mayonnaise sandwich (hiding under the Nutella one),
- selection of vegetable crudités, including celery sticks, baby corn, carrot sticks & baby tomatoes, and
- a little tub of strained yoghurt with some Thai pesto stirred into it.
Ten days into the Zespri kiwifruit fourteen day challenge, I can hardly believe it. I may not have posted every single day, but I’ve been eating at least one kiwi a day since this challenge started. I’m feeling a little lighter, a little healthier and a whole lot more inspired. I’ll definitely not overlook these fuzzy fruits with the jewelled middles if I see them when out doing our weekly grocery shopping.
I used today’s allocation of kiwifruit in an Asian flavoured coleslaw. I mixed it with sliced celery, julienne ginger, grated carrot, thinly sliced red and green cabbage, a sprinkling of sesame seeds and a drizzle of soy sauce. This is a delicious fresh version of a coleslaw, a lot lighter than mayonnaise laden variety, and is a good partner to the salty smoky kassler.
- Kiwi coleslaw with celery, ginger, carrot, red cabbage, green cabbage, kiwifruit and sesame seeds,
- a little blue bear bottle filled with soy sauce to drizzle over the coleslaw just before eating,
- a sliced kassler chop and
- some baby tomatoes.
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Tagged 14daysofZespriSA, cabbage, carrot, celery, coleslaw, ginger, green cabbage, kassler, kiwi, kiwifruit, red cabbage, sesame, tomato
It’s challenge day two and I get to show off this Zespri happy yellow kiwifruit lunchbox. If you are a regular reader of my blog you’ll know I’m a sucker for a cute lunchbox. With it’s integrated kiwi side cart and slot to store a spife, this one is pretty nifty.
I don’t know about you but this year the seasonal flu bug hit me hard. It’s been weeks since I had the aches and chills, but I still have a lingering cough. With a double dose of vitamin C when compared to oranges, if I’d had a stash of kiwifruit then I could have kicked the flu’s butt.
- Three smiley ham and cheese sandwiches on brown bread,
- carrots sticks,
- sugar snap peas,
- a little tub of plain yoghurt flavoured with chopped coriander and a little celery salt and
- a green kiwifruit.
I made sure to pack a spife too, so I can eat the kiwifruit easily.
Hello out there! Is there anyone out there? I really hope so, it’s been way too long since there was a new post around here. With this post (and more to come) I’m hoping to revive my dear blog and also healthier lunchtimes for me. So without further ado, here is what’s in today’s lunch box.
- A salad of nectarine slices and goats milk chevin
- on a bed of mixed salad leaves, red cabbage, sugar snap peas, shaved carrot and baby tomatoes .
Wow, I can’t believe it has been nearly five months since my last blog post. How absolutely shocking! They say time flies when you’re having fun, but I can’t say that these past few months have been that exciting. Maybe it’s just a sign that I’m getting a bit older? My return has been somewhat inspired by an invitation to a bloggers get together being organised by the lovely Betty Bake and Being Brazen. The invitation got me thinking, if I want to be thought of as a blogger then I should blog right? So, I’d like to renew my blogging license and here is a blog post to prove it.
- Chicken cooked in a sticky plum sauce,
- stir-fried carrot, courgette, mange tout, spring onion and fresh corn kernels and
- egg noodles.
As much as I try to keep my lunches healthy and lean sometimes it’s nice to break the rules a little. Who can resist a piece of yummy bacon anyway? I think I struck a nice balance between the sweet, smoky, crispy bacon and the lentils and other crunchy veggies in this salad.
- Lentil and bacon salad with mixed lettuce leaves, red onion, carrot, mange tout and baby tomato,
- some grapes and
- a plum.
This lentil soup makes for a great midday meal. A sweet spicy twist comes from the addition of carrots roasted with lemon, cumin and a touch of cayenne pepper. It’s not going to win any beauty prizes but sure does deliver on the flavour front.
- Lemony roast carrot and lentil soup and
- a few strawberries.
Sandwich and salad. It’s the combo I usually fall back on when I don’t have sufficeint leftovers to fill my lunch box. I try to keep the flavours interesting so that I’m not too tempted to head down the road to Cookshop for a plate from the daily buffet.
- Gammon steak and wholegrain mustard on brown sead loaf with lettuce and radicchio and
- some cabbage, carrot, fennel and orange salad.
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Tagged bread, cabbage, carrot, fennel, gammon, lettuce, mustard, orange, radicchio, salad, sandwich
I’m getting back onto the lunch packing horse again. I’ve been very naughty lately and eating convenience food or (even worse) not eating at all at lunchtime. After a phase of not doing something the anticipated chore always seems worse then the actual undertaking. So here I go again…
- Japanese Curry with carrot, potato, sweet potato (those delicious orange fleshed ones), onion and strips of beef,
- short grain brown rice and
I didn’t like how the curry looked in my bento, so I took another photo after warming it up at work. Much more appealing do you think?