It’s always a challenge coming up with ideas to take to work for lunch. I usually find that by lunchtime, the food I have packed no longer seems appealing no matter how hungry I am. Is it because I’m a bad cook? Maybe.
What I do know is there are certain foods that are less likely to get me to think TAKEOUT. Fettuccine Alfredo is one of those dishes. Except… it’s usually so unhealthy that having it everyday for lunch just wouldn’t work. That is, until I found this recipe from Happy Herbivore. I truly LOVE this site (and her cookbook) for great, lowfat meals.
I used a brown rice pasta and added some broccoli (a lot of broccoli) and some chick’n strips (not a lot, but enough for variety). I portioned everything out for lunches for the week, making sure to have at least half the bowl be broccoli.
I’m also thinking of adding some peas to A) add some more nutrition and yumminess, and B) gross out my coworker because she hates peas (you know who you are!). Though it’s mostly for the yumminess since I do love peas.
This is the first time in a long time I know I’m going to be eating my lunch and enjoying it. Now I just need to figure out what I’ll be making for breadfasts and dinners for this week. Hmmmm… Ideas?