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.
This is going to be my last packed lunch for the 14 days of Zerspri challenge. I’ve really enjoyed eating my kiwifruit lunches and I’ve loved being able to add some new items to my lunchbox collection. I opted to keep things simple with this lunch so I’ve got a sandwich, a little salad, some crunch veggies and a kiwi hanging out in it personal side cart.
A cheese and pickled jalapeno sandwich on low gi multiseed bread,
a simple baby tomato salad with spring onions,
a few sugar snap peas
and a kiwifruit.
Zerspri are currently running a campaign called Occupy Lunchbox through which they’d like encourage parents and children (and anyone else who packs lunches) to make healthy choices when packing lunchboxes. The ambassador for the campaign is a cutie called KID Z, check her out in the video below to hear all about what she stands for as the face of the Occupy Lunchbox movement.
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,
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.
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
The contents of today’s lunch are mostly a remix of yesterday’s Smoked Chicken Salad and it’s has me thinking about other meal remixes. In particular the meal reimagining mastery of Fancy Food Fast, my remix doesn’t even come close! I’m interested to hear how you deal with leftovers and surplus ingredients to make it feel like you are eating a different meal. Whether it turning a salad into a sandwich, pasta sauce into a soup or roast meat into a pie leave a comment and let me know.
Smoked chicken, rocket and red onion sandwich on multigrain health bread,
I bought some porcini butter from the Funki Fungi stand at the Neighbourgoods Market awhile ago. I’ve been using it for all sorts of dishes, but my favourite way to use it is in a simple sandwich where it’s subtle flavour really gets to shine.
Sliced silverside, watercress and porcini butter sandwich on rye bread,
Most of my lunches consist of leftovers from supper the night before, but sometimes there are no leftovers. That’s when a sandwich comes to the rescue, you can fill them with anything you can think of and they are really easy to eat (well so long as you don’t stuff them with too many fillings).
Multigrain brown bread sandwich filled with lettuce, chicken mayonnaise and pickled zucchini (that was included in this week’s CSA bag),