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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Lunches

I know breakfast is the most important meal of the day but I don't have the time in the mornings to really enjoy a meal, and even if I did, I'm never hungry enough to make something substantial.
Lunch, for me, offers the greatest variety, including an option to either bring my own food or to eat out, and is usually the largest meal of the day, sating early hunger and keeping me fueled for the rest of the day (of course, there are usually snacks to help.)
Here's a recent sampling:

Spinach, raw broccoli, carrot sticks, avocado, jalapeno sauerkraut, raw sunflower seeds, sumac, cayenne, and nooch.

A classic, macro sushi.

Same spot in the park, different day. Raw kale and shredded Brussels sprouts, root vegetable hash and lemony chickpeas from Paradis.

Raw broccoli, cubed baked tofu, carrot sticks, tomatoes in baba ganoush.

Spinach, carrot chunks, raw sunflower seeds, mushroom, sweet potato, avocado, sundried tomatoes with balsamic vinegar, nooch, and cayenne.

22 comments:

  1. Oooh great looking lunches! The Paradis meal looks amazing as always and I seriously love that macro sushi. I can never find it anymore so I make sure to snatch it up when I can. Your salads are beautiful as always :)

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    1. Thanks Sarah. It's funny - that brand that makes the macro sushi makes a lot of other stuff too but I don't like them anywhere near as much as the sushi.

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  2. Very inspiring! Do you wait and cut up the Avocado right before eating? It all looks so fresh.

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    1. Not sure about ff, but if I use lime juice in my salad dressing, my avo always stays green.

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    2. I don't... actually I usually make it the night before. maybe it was just a particularly fresh avocado? Or like Abby says, maybe there was enough either lemon juice or ACV in the dressings? SCIENCE! I dunno.

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  3. I've said it before, and I'll say it again - you are my salad hero. I swear that once we hit a warm streak outside, I will increase my salad intake! Sweet potato in a salad sounds interesting.

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    1. I guess technically, it was yam...Japanese sweet potato. But it's really good. It's a nice way to get warm food into yr salads :)

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  4. i'm with you...i love lunch!!! and how fun that you eat in the park! fabulous meals you've got there!

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  5. Delicious lunches. Love the sumac.

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    1. Thanks! I rarely use it but it's a fun spice.

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  6. Your lunches inspire me and make me very, very hungry. Especially the sushi. Is that black rice?

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    1. It is! Really good stuff. It's made nearby too so it's always fresh.

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  7. Those lunches look SO good. Now I want as much baba ghanouj as I can cram into my gaping maw. :) Breakfast is hard! I too know the feeling of nausea when forcing myself to eat something, anything before running out the door toward an exhausting morning of work...

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    1. YA baba ganoush is great. It's been a long time since I've had it!

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  8. So many awesome looking salads. You've got me craving them! Are you able to actually eat outside in the park? I would love doing that this time of year!

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    1. It was brisk. But doable. I work in a basement and relish any chance I have to get outside. Even if it's cold!

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  9. I'm still so jealous of that jalapeño sauerkraut. That sounds like my perfect food!

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    1. Hawthorne Valley, I think, is the brand. It's very enjoyable.

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  10. I am a huge fan of the hearty salad lunch- i often add in quinoa but i will have to try sweet potato since i love them already! I think you're either brave or kinda crazy for eating outside lately..... Bbbbrrrrrr
    Ttrockwood@yahoo.com

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    1. I did have my hood up but it was almost 50 early in the week! One of my fave WF salad bar combos always has sweet potato and quinoa - either over collards or kale and with lentils! So good.

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