Sometimes my lunch box gets lonely because I forget to use it and instead buy from the zillions of places this city has to offer. In an attempt to save some dolla dolla’s and fill my little lunch box with some fun – I’ve made it another goal to PACK MORE & BUY LESS. I was running out of excuses anyway since I am up super duper early. 😉 I’m trying to go from 1-2 times a week if I have left overs to 4-5 days. eeee!!!
My lunch box in case you are wondering:
Hey… it’s perfect – snaps at the top & everything!
Last night when I made dinner, I purposely cooked extra veggies (portabello and zucchini) and added some yellow bell peppers at the end. Not too much additional work at all 🙂
This morning, after a 2 mile run (following a beginner 5k training schedule, more on that later!!) – I prepped everything else. I added spinach and chives, then jack cheese to my veggie container and salsa to another container.
A FitSugar article on the benefits of lemons inspired me to also pack half a lemon for my water throughout the day. SUCCESS – I got in so much more agua + reaped the benefits of lemons !!! Hooray
When lunchtime rolled around, I made my veggie pita!!!! 😀 Heated the veggies, toasted the pita, then added the cheese, spinach, chives, cooked veggies, and salsa inside.
Super spicy with the combo of hot salsa + jack cheese, but I’m a lover of all things hot and it’s only a plus that it helps speed your metabolism. 😀
I packed some blue chips to munch on, as well.. which helped with the heat.
I’d definitely recommend putting this all together at work (or wherever you are :)) as I dislike soggy sandwiches. …But does anyone actually like them anyway?!
For my snack, I had a sweet treat from a dessert truck outside our office that my co-worker was kind enough to share with me. 🙂 Some kind of walnut cookie bar. SO GOOD.
PS, Does this officially mean I have tried street food? I may turn into this…