Let's go on a Picnic!
Ever since I got my Laptop Lunch Bento Box (thanks to JenniferSchmoo for popularizing this great product!) packing meals to-go has been so much fun. I found the cute fruit and veggie stickers at the art and craft store, and just had to slap a few on my lunchbox!
The day was beautiful and I had enough time to take a bike ride down to the park for a little impromptu picnic. So, I packed a Tofurkey sandwich on sprouted grain bread with fresh spinach and Dijon vinaigrette. Baby organic radishes (wow they were spicy!) from our CSA box, organic carrots, and a fresh juicy orange. A pretty basic lunch, but very healthy and fresh--perfect for a picnic on a gorgeous spring day.
A lot of people ask Jennifer on her blog if these lunch boxes are big enough for an adult. I say YES!! I am a pretty big eater (last night at dinner, I ate 4 or 5 big pieces of veggie pizza and 2 cupcakes--my dining companions were staring at me, wondering where I was putting it all), but there were two radishes and about half the carrots rolling around in my lunchbox today. I was more than full. I think especially if you include lots of whole grains and veggies in your lunch, you will get filled up rather than if you are eating white bread, sweets, and chips which is basically fat and sugar and is digested really quickly and leaves you hungry and cranky an hour later.