Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Look Familiar?

(please forgive the horrible photo quality... it's 9pm and there is no natural light and my kitchen lighting stinks.)

Here's tomorrow's lunch:
Look familiar? Very similar to yesterday...
Ayleen's wrap with chicken and sharp cheddar cheese, sharp cheddar cheese stick, pepper jack tortilla chips (no need for salsa, they are just spicy enough), homemade puppy chow, banana, juice.

The slight difference is my lunch is the contents of my wrap... I made some delicious crock pot chicken that is very versatile... use it in wraps, pasta, make chicken salad... it's great to have some in the fridge when needed! Here is my first attempt at sharing a recipe!

Delicious Crock Pot Chicken
2lbs boneless/skinless chicken breast (fresh or frozen) I used herb/garlic seasoned chicken breast from my grocery store's meat department
2/3 C. Lawry's Herb and Garlic Marinade
2/3 C. Zesty Italian Dressing
2 C. Chicken Broth

The night before, combine the chicken, H&G marinade and Italian dressing in your crock pot and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, add your 2 C. chicken broth (I used bullion cubes and hot water because I am an idiot and forgot to buy broth). Cook on low all day, or at least 4 hours on high.

That's it! You will know it's done when you can shred it easily with a fork. So good and so easy!

Monday, May 9, 2011

it's been a while

I've been putting off grocery shopping. I actually really enjoy grocery shopping, but I find I have a hard time staying in my budget sometimes, so it's easier if I just put it off. Today for lunch I had 2 horribly freezer burnt veggie chicken patties and some caramel corn... I knew it was time to make a trip to my favorite local grocery store. I love packing lunch the night after a grocery trip... so many options, such a delicious lunch for tomorrow :)

Ayleen's SoftWraps with turkey and sharp cheddar, a sharp cheddar cheese stick; tortilla chips with a hint of pepper jack; s'mores trail mix; a banana & juice. Yum.

Monday, April 25, 2011

The dreaded C word...

...conferences. (what did you think I was going to say?!?)

It's conferences week at my school, which means it's going to be a long week. We have to stay until 8pm Tuesday and Thursday even if your conferences are finished before then... fair's fair I guess, some people have more students than others. Honestly, I usually don't mind the conferences themselves. For the most part, I enjoy talking to the parents and usually have lots of great things to share. It's just the time and exhaustion that comes along with them. Sooo... I'll be at school from 7am-8pm tomorrow, meaning I plan to eat all 3 of my meals there. Ohh joy. At least I packet myself some goodies. Here they are:

Raisin Bran, banana, skim milk.

Baked potato soup with cheddar cheese on top, saltines and wheat bread for dipping in the soup, cheese for the crackers, applesauce, juice.

Turkey and cheddar on wheat; saltines; corn. I found these single serve corn dishes in the freezer section... not entirely healthy (they are in a 'buttery sauce') but they are delish and its a way to add some veggies in my packed meals (can't eat raw.)

Wish me luck... and survival :):)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Short week this week!

No school this Friday... funny how the knowledge of just one less day makes even the beginning of the week better. Here's my lunch for tomorrow:
I forgot to buy bananas :( (the one fresh fruit I can eat) so I will make due with some applesauce (not pictured) Chex cereal (rice/corn mixed together), Allayne's wrap with turkey and cheese, fruit snacks, vanilla wafers with Nutella :)

Happy Monday Everyone!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

That's a wrap!

I have a confession to make.

I ate hot lunch this week. Out of sheer lack of options to pack a lunch, I decided I'd just eat hot lunch. It was mini corn dogs. Confession #2: they were delicious. Do you ever eat something that you know is disgusting, yet that disgustingness just makes it all that much more delicious? Yeah it was like that. Unfortunately, not only was I hungry about 2 hours later, my stomach was queasy all afternoon.

Lesson learned, here's tomorrow's lunch:
Wrap: salami, pepperoni, pizza sauce and mozzarella in a delicious rosemary and olive oil wrap, Mott's fruit snacks, a banana, a few chips, juice, and a piece of a brownie. These brownies are made at a local grocery store, they are called Bad Boy Brownies, and they are to die for. So good, you only need about an inch square and its plenty.


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Meat-Free Friday

It's Lent, so here is my meat-free meal for tomorrow:

Classic natural peanut butter and grape jelly on whole wheat-white bread, simply fruit roll, wheat crackers, cheddar cheese spread, granola, pudding, applesauce, juice.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Plain and Simple

I pack my lunch at night, because at 5:20am, when I wake up, I'm usually not functioning well enough to pack a cohesive lunch... but then again, who is at that time of the morning? Anyways, I just wasn't up to making a cutesy lunch, so I went for simple favorites:

Honey turkey breast and sharp cheddar cheese on whole wheat-white bread, simply fruit roll, cereal bar, cheese crackers, 2 cookies, a banana and a juice. Yum.