Tower ‘O Lunch

Morning, friends!

It’s back to the daily grind over here. That means lots of packed lunches! I’m still enjoying my leftover Sweet Potato Lentil Chili (plus quinoa…) — I’ve discovered it’s 1,000 times more delicious with feta on top:


But then again… what isn’t more delicious with feta on top?

Tastes better than it looks, I promise. :)


I also packed up a Chobani lemon for some extra protein — LOVE this flavor.


And some of the most delicious grapes ever. Huge and juicy.


Tower o’ lunch:


Yum, yum! I also packed my tea mug and a couple packets of tea, as per usual. Just add (free) hot water! :)


Afternoon snacks will include some nuts/trail mix lurking in my backpack. I always keep emergency snacks in my backpack. All hell breaks loose if I get too hungry.

I’m wearing a fun new (well, not really, I got it a few months ago and just haven’t worn it yet) dress from Target ($20, obvi) today in honor of the fact it’s going to be 70 degrees! I also busted out my favorite fall earrings — they’re shiny, gold colored, and shaped like leafs! I got them at Aldo earlier this year. I love big earrings — they make me happy. :)


It’s the little things, friends.

Have a great day!

What did you guys pack for lunch today? I need some new ideas. :)


  1. 1

    My go-to work lunch is rather boring, but it’s delicious, healthy, easy and requires minimal time in the office kitchen (just the microwave.) I make a big batch of brown rice at the beginning of the week and bring a container of the rice, chickpeas, veggies and Earth Balance to work. Depending on what spices I add each time, it’s almost like a completely different meal each day. :)

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    Cheese is the perfect way to take leftovers to another world! Send some of you’re heat our way, it’s 3 degrees (celcius) here in Dublin.
    Such a good time for grapes, can’t get enough of them, who need’s sweets when you can red juicy grapes :)

  3. 5

    Ooooh, such pretty earrings! Love. For lunch I have salad (with cucumbers, tomatoes, hummus and a pinch of sliced almonds), about a half serving of leftover noodles from dinner the other night, and an orange. I tried to pack it in under 5 minutes a la Anne, but it took me 10 minutes… but I was also packing snacks and my breakfast. Maybe tomorrow I’ll get in under 5!

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    Jacqueline says:

    You look like a great cook! For anyone who’s inspired, has a great deal today–half off cooking classes for adults at COOK!

  5. 8

    Haha I bring tea packets everywhere I go! Love English breakfast! One of my faves :)

  6. 10

    Super cute outfit! :)

  7. 11

    You look adorable today! :)

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    Ooh, I have the same dress! Love the army green color and how comfy it is!

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    I packed brown rice with a Mexican seasoned veggie on top: black beans, eggplant, onion, and zucchini. Apple and trail mix for snacks!

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    I love big earrings too, Anne, and those are lovely. I love Target too. I have a sister that has worked for Target for 12 years. I am lucky to receive discounts now and then. Love the Chili, I have made it numerous of times.

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    You look so cute Anne! I am a big fan of big earrings too! And I love that you put a lace cami under the dress, super cute! Enjoy this amazing fall day!!

  12. 18

    Sounds like a yummy lunch! My lunch was actually fairly similar to your’s – butternut squash and apple soup; vanilla chobani; strawberries!

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    My favorite super easy go-to lunch is this: One can of chickpeas (rinsed, drained), and a can of pizza sauce (or tomato sauce with seasoning)- add in a cup of veggies of choice (I usually go with marinated artichokes from Trader Joe’s, spinach, or cooked broccoli). Cheese optional! Dump all ingredients into a tupperware and mix.

    Makes enough for 2 lunches- seriously can’t get easier. Just heat it up in the microwave!

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    Cute outfit, Anne! Love those earrings :)

    One of my favorite things for lunch these days is a sweet potato. I bring a big one and microwave it and load it up with fun toppings. Filling, healthy, so easy!

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    If you like the lemon chobani yogurt then you MUST try Liberte Mediterranee lemon yogurt. It.Is.So.GOOD! My favorite is the coconut but the lemon is a very close second.

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    Agreed. EVERYTHING is better with feta…or goat cheese ;)

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    I love goat cheese as long as I don’t know it is goat cheese.

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    How funny! I am absolutely SURE I saw you on campus today (I’m a grad student in Neurobio), and it was all because I noticed your earrings.. but for some reason in my head I think you’re about 6 feet tall, and so I figured I was mistaken.

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