Most Saturday afternoons I plan my lunch for the rest of the week. By the end of the afternoon, five little boxes are packed and ready to go! Come Monday morning, I grab one from the fridge and head out the door. That’s how I get by without having to wake up before I’m at work. Now you know!
Here are two of my favorites from last summer:
1. Lentil and millet salad with raw mango and feta. Cook green lentils till soft, sauté with cumin. Cook millet till soft. Add to green lentils. Layer the salad as follows: Bed of baby spinach or greens of your choice. Then lentil-millet mixture. Top with chopped mango. Sprinkle feta cheese on it. Add chunky veggies of our choice: Onions, carrots and cherry tomatoes shown here.
This is a good one for the summer. The sweetness of the mangoes is offset nicely by the tart feta and earthy flavor of millet and lentils. To be honest, I think the mango makes this salad special. Makes the salad luscious and exotic.
2. Lentil salad. Green lentils are cooked till they’re soft, then sautéed with cumin. Toss in a little chopped onion. Add chunky veggies of your choice: carrots, broccoli and bell peppers shown here and serve on a bed of greens.
Serve undressed. Ummm, you know what I mean.
Came across some lunch-likeminds on web at the Daily Tiffin! and they're hosting 'Show me your lunch box'!! See you at the round up!