Thursday, July 10, 2008

Laptop Lunch


Inspired by the beautiful lunches on this woman's blog, I immediately purchased my own Laptop Lunchbox, which arrived today. I had a lot of fun packing my lunch for tomorrow: Rice noodles with carrots and peas in curry sauce (leftovers from tonight's dinner), cucumber and red pepper slices, grapefruit sections, homemade trail mix (I mixed up a tablespoon each of sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, dried cherries, goji berries) and sesame dressing for the raw veggies. I love the built in portion control of this kit, as that is not one of my strong suits. Without all these compartments to fill, I'd typically just pack one big plastic container of leftover noodles for work tomorrow, and call it good. This is so much healthier, and it was fun adding bits and bobs of different things in my fridge and pantry to fill up all the colorful little containers. I'm going to pack some lunches for Nigel and Claire too, and if they like it I'll buy them their very own laptop lunchboxes.

Many thanks to veganhomemade for her inspiration, and please pardon my shameless imitation! It's truly meant as sincere flattery.

7 comments:

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

OOH, that looks wicked tasty! I was doing bento boxes for awhile & it was fun!

Bobbi said...

Hey Melisser! Yeah, it's ridiculous how much fun I had packing this lunch, it felt more like a craft project. Good dorky fun!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

bobbi, I'm looking forward to checking out your upcoming laptop lunches - so cool!
I don't think I'd ever be organized enough for such a packing job.

Erin said...

Cool! They really are fun to pack. Glad I could serve as inspiration :) Oh, and I added you to my blogroll.

VeganFabulous said...

I was just thinking that I needed to come up with a new system that doesn't require using as many plastic sandwich bags. This is perfect! Thank you!

Bobbi said...

Thanks Jess! You're welcome Megan! I added you to my links Erin. :)

Jarreau said...

This is a cool idea...i actually just had a dinner pretty similiar to your lunch. Perfect idea to get the kids into it as well!

-jjw

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