I made another awesome 5-minute lunch this morning to take to work! If you’re a new reader, check out my other posts in my 5-minute packable lunch series:
- How to pack lunch in 5 minutes flat: part 1
- How to pack lunch in 5 minutes flat: part 2
- The 5 minute leftover special + tips for avoiding office junk food
- A delicious and portable hummus + veggie wrap
Today’s creation was a hummus, tabouleh, tomato, and mixed greens pita!
Yummmmmm. The key to packing awesome sandwiches is to toast your bread! This will help the sandwich from getting soggy before you eat it. No one likes soggy sandwiches.
Starting with my toasted pita, I simply spread on some hummus…
Topped with a few large spoonfuls of store-bought tabouleh (must try to create my own homemade version of this soon!):
And then topped with the star — a few slices of this DELICIOUS tomato from the Eastern Market farmers market I went to with the girls on Saturday.
I think tomatoes are the #1 example of food that tastes WAY better when it’s fresh and local (and in season!):
And, finally, I threw on a big handful of mixed greens:
I love salads on sandwiches 🙂
For my sides, I grabbed a couple clementines:
And some leftover green beans from my delicious dinner on Sunday night with Jessica.
I love green beans and eat them like french fries, with my hands 😉
For my afternoon snack, I grabbed a beat up (but hopefully tasty) pear and a plain nonfat Greek yogurt. I LOVEEEE pear and plain yogurt together. Try it!
All together now! Quick and easy 🙂
I’m off to work! I’m feeling good because I did some yoga this morning for the first time in way too long. My entire body was SO stiff and tight from all the running and kickboxing I’ve been doing, and it felt amazing! (Check out my post on how I went from hating yoga to loving it!) I’ve also been continuing to ice and foam roll my calf, and it’s feeling better every day. T-minus 4 days until my very first half marathon!
Off to work I go — have a great day, friends!
A quick announcement:
I’m heading to Philly tomorrow night! More details on why I’ll be there (it’s fun!) soon, but for now, a quick note! Tina, Jenna, Sabrina, and I are planning a meet up for Philly readers and bloggers at Phileo Yogurt in the city at 3:00 pm on Friday. I think you guys know how I feel about fro-yo by this point 😉 We know most of you will be stuck at work on Friday, but we’re hoping you can sneak out for an afternoon fro-yo, walking, and chatting break with the four of us! If you’re interested in joining, just send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) entitled “Philly Meet Up” so we know how many people to expect. Can’t wait to meet you! 🙂