Help me brainstorm what would be good (and varied) to include in a healthy lunch, moderate on starches and sugars, high on protein and fiber, low on fat? Keeping in mind that Kevin, like me, enjoys good food very much. He has also vetoed lunch meats, on the grounds that he claims they get slimy when they sit around for a few hours. Oh, and I'm happy to cook some of this in advance, though ideally only if I can use it for a few meals (pasta salad?) Hopefully, this is all good practice for a few years down the line, when we're packing up school lunches for Kavi...
So far, I've thought of:
- veggie sandwiches (on some sort of seeded grain bread) -- what do I put in them? hummus and tabouleh? a bit of cheese? (what kind?) what else?
- hard-boiled eggs
- pasta salad (anyone have a good recipe?)
- fresh fruit (which he loves, so definitely some of this in every bag)
- occasional cookies (because it's nice to have a little treat)
- power bar
- yogurt (which he likes with berries and granola, though I'm not sure how to send that without it all getting soggy -- three separate little containers?)
- carrot sticks (seem healthy, but dull)
- potato chips (tasty, but not healthy at all)