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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
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?