While you are packing your kids fun, healthy and creative lunches — may I suggest that you pack on for yourself as well? It may sound crazy – but it is giving yourself a little gift. The gift of self care through a healthy and filling lunch. Packing a lunch for mom will not only help you with portion control, but it will also keep you out of the drive thru while you’re out running errands. And I promise you’ll be so much more satisfied with a lunch like this than you would with a greasy burger and fries. So this week, while we are highlighting lunches to send to school with your kids, I wanted to spend one post on the moms.
We love PlanetBox around here. Their stainless steel divided lunch boxes make packing a lunch so fun. I love their instagram account – it is full of fun lunch ideas. Today I wanted to share a more grown-up lunch idea for stay at home moms or for working moms. Packing a lunch is such a healthy routine. You can plan ahead and make sure that you are getting the nourishment a busy mom needs, as well as watch your waistline.
For this lunch I started with a rustic twist on Aubrey’s English Tea Cucumber Sandwiches. My friend Cheyenne (Hi Cheyenne!) is often found at the park with a simple cucumber sandwich – wheat bread, cream cheese, and cucumber slices. She gave me a sample one day and I loved it! So simple, so fresh, and so delicious. So today I am using lavash bread, whipped cream cheese, and cucumber slices as the main element to my lunch. Most grocery stores carry lavash these days – but I think plain ol’ wheat bread tastes fantastic as well!
I added a few mini skewers of pickle, tomato, and pepper jack – an appetizer my mom often makes at baby showers. On the side, some sliced green apple with a wedge of laughing cow cheese. This combo is heavenly. For a little salt, I added some roasted pistachios – they always satisfy my craving for chips. And because you deserve it – a sweet little chocolate for dessert. Pair this with a bottle of water and you won’t feel guilty about your lunch!
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For more of my lunch ideas – check out my Let’s Do Lunch series.
- 1 piece of lavash bread
- 2 tbsp whipped cream cheese
- sliced cucumber - about 6 slices
- Cut bread in half.
- Coat both sides with cream cheese.
- Layer cucumber, and press slices together.
- Cut into wedges and serve.