Wednesday, February 20, 2008


I spent some time this afternoon making a lunch menu for next week. We usually do lots of soups and sandwiches, along with frozen South Beach or Kashi meals, but I'm getting a little bored with it. I thought I'd try my hand at a lunch menu and see how I like it. As Providence would have it, dh called to see if I wanted anything from the grocery store today. Just in time, hon!

Wild and Brown Rice salad (Tuesday) -- MMMmmm! Very yummy.


Mexican Wrap – whole wheat tortilla wrap or other flat bread, fill with heated, vegetarian refried beans or chilli beans (a can is fine but dry the beans well), crispy lettuce and some cherry tomatoes. Put a spoonful of guacamole on top (or natural yogurt for a low fat version). Wrap tightly.


Wild & Brown Rice Salad – Toss together 2 1/2 cups of cooked and cooled Wild/Brown Rice Blend (I buy the pre-blended type so I can cook it altogether), 3-6 chopped green onions, 1/3 cup craisins, raisins, or dried cherries, 2 T chopped fresh cilantro, 1 T chopped fresh parsley with Raspberry Vinaigrette dressing (I love Paul Newman's). You can make this the night before and store in the frig. Just before serving, top with pecans or cashews.


Soup and Sandwich - Egg salad with Cucumber on Whole Wheat paired with Tomato, Italian Wedding, or favorite low sodium soup


California Wrap – Start with whole wheat tortilla, wrap or other flat bread. Top with turkey, ham, and a slice of tomato. In a small bowl, combine an avocado slice and 1 tsp lime juice, and then spoon onto the tomato (or use prepared guacamole). Top with the watercress or arugula and Ranch dressing. Wrap tightly in cling film and chill until required.


Lunch Time Salad – Toss Spring Mix or other greens with pecans or almonds, chopped deli chicken, cherry tomatoes, seedless grapes, strawberries, sliced cucumber, cottage cheese, Raspberry Vinaigrette dressing (I love Paul Newman's).


Stacy said...

Tami, I sure wish I could come to *your* house for lunch! Our lunch menu is typically left overs or sandwiches and the kids like chicken nuggets and mac and cheese once or twice a week (I know it's processed, but they like it.) Your menu sounds so yummy. I think I'm going to borrow one or two of your choices to try with my brood. All the best!
Stacy :-)

my5wolfcubs said...

We eat about like Stacy...unless I get a cook book from the library, then it's Japanese for a week or two...then back to same old, same old.
Thanks for the inspiration!!

Tina said...

I think I will head to your casa with Stacy! ;o)

I love those idea's and I will have to try Wed. & Fri. menu options. Those look yummy.


LisaWA said...

ohhh Tuesday and Wednesday sound nummy.. Well they all do, but the 2 days I mentioned made me hungry...

I have been so lazy about my menu... I think I will get off this computer here and take care of some things... including a new menu... maybe plan a few weeks out.... I eat so much better that way...we all do...