Lindsay’s Lunchbox #14

Happy Friday, my friends! We’ve made it through another week.

In the lunchbox department, I stuck with the innards this week! I mean, who doesn’t need a super-cute Thermos food container like this for their lunchbox?!


Or perhaps this handy little container to put your salad in?!


I also like this one because I’m all about separating my food!


If you’re new to Lindsay’s Lunchbox, it’s a weekly feature on my blog where I post a few healthy lunch ideas. In addition, I ask readers to send me pics of things they ate for lunch this week. I compile them all into these posts, thus providing everyone reading with a one-stop shop for lunchtime inspiration! Did you eat something great for lunch this week? Next time, snap a picture and email it to me at!

Here are your lunch ideas for the week:

1. Tuna & Goat Cheese Sandwich
I was in the mood for tuna salad this week, but I wanted something a little different than just plain old salad and crackers. I decided to turn my normal tuna salad into a few patties, and pan sear them for a couple of minutes to heat them up. While they were cooking, I remembered the goat cheese I finally got around to purchasing for the first time. I thought it might go well with the tuna (but in all reality, I had no idea because I’d never had goat cheese before!). I toasted an sandwich thin, spread on some goat cheese, cut each side in half and added a tuna patty to each side! The result? Deliciousness.

2. Eggs & Cheese
Apparently cheese was the unintentional theme of the week this week. I used to eat cheesy eggs sometimes when I was younger (with American cheese) and to tell you the truth, I’d kind of forgotten about them. This week I decided to scramble a couple of eggs for lunch and as I was staring into the fridge, I spotted some leftover fresh mozzarella. I cut it into cubes and added them to my eggs just before they finished cooking. The cheese warmed just enough to get a little melty and really kicked the eggs up a notch!

3. Apple, Spinach and Goat Cheese Quesadilla
Now that I’m onboard the goat cheese train, of course I had to use it in another lunch this week. I’d been thinking about making an apple and cheese quesadilla for a while now and this seemed like the perfect excuse! I spread some goat cheese on a whole wheat tortilla. Then I topped one half with some thin apple and red pepper slices. Next, I added some leftover roasted sweet potatoes and a handful of baby spinach. I folded the tortilla in half, stuck it on the George Foreman for a few minutes and voila! A subtly sweet, unique twist on your typical quesadilla!

That’s all I’ve got for you this week. I didn’t get any reader submissions.

So tell me, how do you feel about goat cheese?


About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. I always forget to send in my lunch! Next week…hold me to that. :)

    I love goat cheese…I’m not a die-hard cheese lover, but that is something that I like added to almost anything. It’s funny that you made tuna + goat cheese, since I never think of cheese as pairing well with fish, but at a recent fancy Japanese dinner they did just that (goat cheese, tuna, black pepper, citrus) and it was AMAZING.
    Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen recently posted..Banana Nut Bread-fast

  2. Welcome to the goat cheese fan club, nice to have you! I’m Brittany, AKA the president and number one fan.

    That’s my dorky way of saying that I FLIPPIN’ LOVE GOAT CHEESE! Seriously, might be my favorite food :)

  3. Will send lunch next week!!!
    I heart cheese soooo much and seriously goat cheese is ah-mazing!
    I think if goat cheese were to fight it out with feta though, feta would win, its my fav, mmmmm feta :)
    Donna recently posted..Typical Day- Not so Typical girl

  4. i cannot do goat cheese…. or brie or bleu… no thanks. i’ve recently been able to do feta but that is incredibly recently :) what can i say, i like normal, cheap cheese :) or fancy varieties like aged white cheddar. :)
    Sarah @ The Pajama Chef recently posted..Chicken Pot Pie

  5. I love goat cheese! Especially when paired with a beet and spinach salad. Yum yum! I’ll try to remember to send you a lunch for next week :)
    Christina @ Food.Fun.Fabulous. recently posted..Feeling Oh So Productive

  6. I looooooooove goat cheese! Trader Joe’s makes these little goat cheese medallions that are 1 oz each so they are pre-portioned and not messy. I always have them on hand!
    Beth @ Beth’s Journey recently posted..A Full Day of Eats- PointsPlus v Calories

  7. Tupperware has so many great containers. Love the little fork and knife on top of the second one. The Apple, Spinach and Goat Cheese Quesadilla looks fantastic. I LOVE goat cheese- but can’t really eat it while preggers (unless I’m positive its pasteurized- booo!)
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  8. That’s right woman!!! It’s about damn time you are on the goat cheese train :-) xoxo

  9. They all look good, but I’m especially interested in the goat cheese and tuna!!! I love goat cheese. Now in my grocery store, they have so many varieties of it…not just the fluffy white stuff, but aged slice-able cheese too. It’s delicious!
    Lisa @ Thrive Style recently posted..The Ingredients and Details Make or Break It You

  10. How do I feel about goat cheese?!?! Don’t even get me started. I love love love it! :) And that’s an understatement. :)
    Susan (Oliepants) recently posted..Pants On The Ground

  11. i loooooove goat cheese! of course, i love cheese! i need to use it more – usually i’m just boring and throw it into my salads.
    sarah (sarah learns) recently posted..spring cleaning

  12. Goat cheese is amazing, definitely my favorite!
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  13. Hi Lindsay, great looking lunches and REALLY great looking lunch containers!!! Love the one with the separate compartments. Have a great weekend.
    Roz recently posted..The chicken crossed the road!

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