Hello friends! I haven’t posted a quick packed lunch in ages so I figured today was the perfect time to bring it back. I haven’t been sharing pictures of my packed lunches lately because while working at my hospital internship, I get $5 per day to spend in the cafeteria (a perk of being an unpaid “volunteer”), so I’ve been packing only partial lunches every day. Usually, I’ll pack a main dish (often a leftover from something we made for dinner), and then buy some assortment of fruit, yogurt, or an afternoon snack from the hospital cafeteria to supplement it. The hospital entrees are pretty gross (think fried chicken, french fries, etc.) so I stick with the other stuff! I also treat myself to an unsweetened iced black tea every day at lunch time. Caffeine boost!
Anyway! I actually made a full packed lunch the other day and just bought some snacks with my $5 instead, so here it is!
First up was a simple almond butter + pumpkin butter sandwich. Toasted bread = no sogginess!
Plus a salad topped with avocado, feta, and leftover green beans. I whipped up a homemade dressing in a baggie (olive oil, balsamic, mustard, lemon juice, salt, pepper) because the hospital dressing is not tasty and full of high fructose corn syrup.
Plus some cherries and fresh figs. Have you all ever had fresh figs? They’re so different from dried!
All together now!
At the hospital, I ended up using my $5 for iced tea, an orange, and a hummus + crackers snack thing. Perfect! I ate those as afternoon snacks.
If you want to see more of my packed lunches, there are a ton on my recipe page — just click on the link for packed lunches.
What did you pack for lunch today?
Stay tuned — I have a fun cookbook review post coming up tomorrow!