Grown Up Lunch Ideas

Who remembers being a kid and eating lunch packed by your mom or dad? I know I do. Mom made me turkey sandwiches, but Dad usually made PB&J. Add a bag of chips, a Little Debbie, and a thermos of Koolaid – boom! Lunch.

But maybe not the healthiest lunch… Of course, neither is fast food, which a lot of us eat for lunch almost everday. I have to admit, in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, convenience foods are, well, convenient.

But my husband just changed jobs a few months ago, back to doing electrical work in the construction field. Sometimes he is close to places he can go eat for lunch, sometimes he isn’t. Sometimes he doesn’t even have access to a microwave. The problem is that he doesn’t love sandwiches, so we can’t make sandwiches everyday.

While it’s challenging to pack a lunch everyday, it saves money and is so much healthier. So, here area few of his lunches, hopefully to inspire some grown up lunches for you!

BLT wrap. On a tortilla or other wrap of your choice, squirt some mayo or mustard. Next layer shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, and slices of bacon. Roll up and serve!

Chicken salad on a pretzel bun. We make several different kinds of chicken salad at our house. Like spice? Add hot sauce. Like sweet? Add grapes. It’s so versatile! Top with lettuce on a pretzel bun for a fun twist.

Ham pinwheels. Another easy one – slather some hummus on a tortilla, top with deli sliced ham, roll, and cut into bite sized wheels. Serve with a side of veggies.

Roast beef sub. Pretty traditional – roast beef, lettuce, tomato, Dijon or honey mustard on a hoagie roll.

Pizza wrap. Spread cream cheese and mozzarella sauce onto a tortilla, top with pepperoni and mushrooms, and roll.

Tuna salad and crackers. Plain tuna salad gets an extra kick when served with flavored crackers, like ranch Wheat Thins.

Happy lunching!


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