Today I got back from my trip to Nashville for Blissdom. I’m going to do a recap post later…I’m just exhausted. Here are my packed lunches from this week…. notice sandwiches!?!
My husband unearthed the bread machine a few weeks ago and I used it with a mix that was gf, but had dairy in it and I got sick… BUT I found Bob’s Red Mill’s bread machine mix and was inspired again. I tried it on the “rapid white” setting. Later I peeked in while it was baking in the machine and thought…oh, no….it’s so small…but by the time it was done, it was perfect (next time I’ll take a picture).
Sandwiches for lunch! Yes! Last weekend we talked about favorite lunches and I mentioned loving bologna sandwiches with lettuce and a little mayo. I recreated it below with organic bologna, spinach, and regular Hellman’s. Such comfort food!
sandwich, coconut milk yogurt, mandarin orange, KIND bar
(I use “mandarin orange” interchangeably with “clementine” — is that wrong? Educate me)
And my after school snack — stove-popped popcorn in walnut oil (ran out of avocado oil)
Repeat sandwich, broccoli, blueberries
I used easylunchboxes.com here — I’m going to do a review of their product in the next couple of weeks. I really like it with sandwiches!
Repeat sandwich, broccoli & sweet potatoes, the last of the blueberries, and my crappy soup
I made a soup using the Imagine brand broccoli soup (comes in a carton) as a base, added corn pasta and chicken broth. It looks terrible in the picture, but it was good. Nice and hot for a cold day. I wouldn’t serve it to guests, but I enjoyed it a lot!
Lunch on Thursday and Friday were at Blissdom. I requested the gluten free option. I forgot to take a picture of Thursday’s lunch of chicken, rice, and broccoli. It was tasty. Here’s Friday’s gluten free lunch:
halved potatoes, chicken covered with Hunt’s canned tomatoes (ConAgra sponsored lunch)
The other folks had pasta instead of potatoes. Two of them commented that mine looked better than theirs. I enjoyed it quite a bit.
Tomorrow night — my son’s lunches…
PS. My husband has lost six pounds over the past two months by eliminating gluten and dairy at dinner. He is also teaching himself how to cook and that is a fabulous thing to watch.
PPS My dad has lost 20 pounds in two months by stopping eating bread and margarine (he’s not gluten free or even wheat free, just temporarily bread free). He used to eat half a loaf in a sitting (I mentioned that in my binging post).
Pssssst: This is huge