Sunday, October 14, 2012

Lunchbox 69: Sick Lunch

Lunchbox 69: Sick Lunch by ficbot
Lunchbox 69: Sick Lunch, a photo by ficbot on Flickr.

The boyfriend has been sick for the last two weeks, and is just getting back into regular food. He asked for the plainest plain lunch I could manage, and here it is: plain white bread, jam on the side and a few raisins.

Two notes about this lunch :) First of all, I want to thank Kelly from Easy Lunchboxes for sending me the easy lunchbox dippers. As you can see, they fit perfectly in the medium compartment (up to four of them will fit in the main compartment too) and are perfect for a spoonful of jam. The boy is not always gentle with the lunchbag and has complained before about me packing liquidy things, so I appreciated being able to pop a lid on these.

Also, the white bread. I had no idea how hard it would be to find plain white bread! All the bread these days is fortified and enriched and so on, and all I wanted was plain. It took forever to find some!

I am glad he is on the mend. I hope he remembers to eat his boring lunch tomorrow; he needs to get his energy back!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Easy Lunchbox Cookbook is Out!

I am so excited! My favourite lunchbox makers, the Easy Lunchbox people, have a new cookbook out. School has started again and I am looking for some new ideas. I got a sneak peek of the book and am anxious to get my hands on the gorgeous-looking printed copy! Want your own sneak peak? Check out these pics...

Purchase the book at Amazon or Easy Lunchboxes.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Lunchbox 68: Hummus & Veggie Sandwich

I am trying to imitate a great sandwich I had in a cafe: cucumber slices, red pepper slices and hummus on a good loaf of bread. On the side: grapes and apple chips.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Lunchbox 67: Fancy Sandwich

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Lunchbox 67: Fancy Sandwich, a photo by ficbot on Flickr.

Peanut butter and nutella sandwich, grapes, salt & vinegar soy nuts. I played with the boy's lunch yesterday and did heart cutouts. He was impressed by my 'carving skills' (I used a cookie cutter; he didn't know!) but lamented the lost bread. So I kept the cut-out in there this time...

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Lunchbox 66: Bagel & Cream Cheese

Pumpernickel bagel with tofutti cream cheese and strawberry jam, baby carrots, apple chips.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Lunchbox 64: Pizza Bagel

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Lunchbox 64: Pizza Bagel, a photo by ficbot on Flickr.

A summer favourite: I always have the ingredients on hand and I can cook it quickly in the toaster oven without heating the kitchen up! Pizza bagel, 100-calorie snack pack, red grapes.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Lunchbox 64: Sandwich Bento

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Lunchbox 64: Sandwich Bento, a photo by ficbot on Flickr.

At last, I have found a bread that does not irritate my eczema or leave me starving an hour later: german rye bread. So here it is with soy cheese slices and tomato sauce (lower cal than mayo and adds some veggie content) and strawberries with little cookies on the side.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Lunchbox 63: Veggie Fried Rice

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Lunchbox 63: Veggie Fried Rice, a photo by ficbot on Flickr.

Ordered from a local vegan take-out place and saved some for lunch tomorrow :) fried rice, summer roll, tofu and some frozen baby carrots to round out things.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Lunchbox 62: Boy's Lunch

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Lunchbox 62: Boy's Lunch, a photo by ficbot on Flickr.

I have been packing lunches for the boyfriend lately. This is a typical boy lunch: soy cheese sandwich, crispers, grapes and a treat.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Lunchbox 60: Indian Freezer Meal

An Easy Lunchbox Freezer Meal by ficbot
An Easy Lunchbox Freezer Meal, a photo by ficbot on Flickr.

My new apartment has a standalone freezer, which has long been a dream of mine. I dislike cooking and the idea of cooking in a batch and having it for later appeals to me a lot. So, to make use of the freezer (and my surplus of easy lunchbox containers!) here is my first freezer meal: brown rice, canned lentil Dal, frozen broccoli and frozen mango. To serve, just pop out the mango, reheat, pop the mango back in and away you go---protein, grains, veggies and desert. One can of Dal, some Minute rice and a few freezer staples game me four meals.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Lunchbox 59: Snacks for the Road

Snacks for the Road by ficbot
Snacks for the Road, a photo by ficbot on Flickr.

Heading out of town for the long weekend to visit the boy's family. Snacks for the road include: mini raisins, graham crackers and peanut butter, tea for two, fruit to go bars, rice crackers and grapes. We are staying in a different hotel this time and I'm not sure what options I'll have, so I am trying to be prepared.