A stupid question, I know, but I somehow can't remember what I've had for lunch in previous summers.
Breakfast is no big deal -- usually a bowl of Grape-Nuts or a small peanut butter sandwich -- and for dinner I'm willing to whip something up (or, even better, D. can do so). But what about lunch? I get tired of sandwiches with lunch meat pretty quickly, and I want something that I don't have to think much about, that's reasonably healthy and fast but satisfying. During the school year, I eat a lot of salads for lunch, but those are courtesy of the fabulous salad bar at FGS, and I know from experience that I'm way too lazy to recreate this at home.
My goal is to lose weight and save money this summer, so those are some of the factors that need to go into this summer lunch plan.
For this week, I think I'm going to make a big pot of chicken pesto pasta tomorrow morning and then have that to nosh on each day for lunch -- not the most low-cal option ever, I know, but I use whole wheat pasta, and I find that the olive oil in the pesto makes it a very satisfying lunch that keeps me full in the afternoon. I wish that I liked tabbouleh more than I do, because that would be super easy, but there's no point in being unrealistic. (I once tried to embark on what I still think is a great diet, in which one simply eats a bowl of gaspacho before each meal -- so healthy, and filling up on all of those great fresh veggies. Only problem: I don't actually like gaspacho.)
I'm open for suggestions! What's your lunch plan for this summer?