Until I found this website: Vegan Lunch Box.
Wow. Take a moment to look at this site. A dedicated and creative mother makes interesting and vegan meals for her son to take to school. Every day.
Bless my mom, but my school-day lunches comprised of a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich, a cookie, and an apple. And when I was old enough to make my own lunches, I packed the exact same things: a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich, a cookie, and an apple. Nothing memorable or inspiring, unlike the Vegan Lunch Box mom's lunches.
So I became inspired, after reading about what Schmoo gets to eat. "I can do that," I said, realizing (yet again) that I'm an adult and now responsible for my own destiny. "Easy peasy."
It took some work, but now I have wonderful, fun lunches to look forward to. At 1:30pm on weekdays I now anticipate the middle meal of the day. Look at what I had today:
- Egg salad sandwich (eggs, Nayonnaise, celery, green onion, with paprika) on multigrain bread, with lettuce and broccoli sprouts;
- Fresh baby carrots, broccoli, and two plum tomatoes;
- Yoghurt with three big organic fresh strawberries, with a tablespoon of walnuts;
- A plum;
- 3 mini gingersnaps; and,
- An apple.
I am completely spoiling myself!