I ate a lot of peanut butter and banana sandwiches in the last working weeks of 2016, when my brain was on auto-pilot and I traded lunch prep for sleep-ins. Thankfully I'm starting the year with a bit more variety :) What am I eating? Souped-up sandwiches like this broccoli sub and Sophie's delicious pumpkin burgers, which means roasting a tray of veggies when the oven's on.
I've also started stashing a big bowl of cooked rice in the fridge, so I can make these rice bowls with eggs and salad greens (I have an avocado quota!). There's also been pesto pasta and I'd love to copy the tomato, provolone and basil sandwich from Monster Kitchen sometime soon.
Ever since I watched Cooked and picked up a copy of Michael Pollan's Food Rules: An Eater's Manual I've been trying to reduce the amount of processed food I eat. We used to buy ham and turkey for sandwiches so it's required a bit more creativity and preparation but it's been worth it - I haven't missed lunch meat at all.
My second lunch goal was inspired by Erin, who blogged about minimising household waste in 2016 (she posted an honest progress report too). I picked up some beeswax food wraps just before Christmas and have found them really easy to use for snacks like banana bread and sandwiches. They're far prettier than cling wrap too :) Combined with a small collection of lunch boxes, glass jars and a reusable sandwich wrap and snack bag I am making progress.
What are you taking for lunch in these hopeful early weeks of 2017?