I just don’t like lunch.
Am I the only one? I feel like I have better things to do than prepare a nice lunch. I try my best to have enough leftovers, but I always underestimate how much my husband eats (and then takes to work the next morning). None of my posts ever say “I had this for lunch today”. Well until now.
Who doesn’t need a healthy eating kick start at the beginning of the year? Its not so much the fact that its a new year, rather the result of a steady stream of cookies since Thanksgiving. My diet itself was not terrible…minus the cookies. Oh, and if you don’t count lunch. Often, cookies end up being lunch. Or I just snack all through Simon’s nap, on whatever I can find. So sometimes it’s healthy, sometimes it’s not.
In order to keep my lunches on the healthy side, they have to be planned. My favorite thing to have for lunch? Soup. So when we came back from our trip to our parents’ for the holidays, I went out and bought the ingredients to make a whole bunch of soup.
On Sunday, I make a big pot of soup, then freeze most of it. I keep out enough for three or four days worth of soup for lunch. Inevitably there are a few days where I either have leftovers, or we have a playdate and aren’t home.
So far I’ve made both Creamy Bean Soup:
Let’s face it though, you can’t just have soup for lunch. At least I can’t. That’ll still send me to the pantry snacking. Some days a quick hummus sandwich can accompany, sometimes a salad. Today I had the salad at the top, some leftover quinoa and edamame with some red onion on some salad greens. Yummy, and rounded that meal out to hold me over until dinner. I wasn’t the only one enjoying today’s lunch though, Simon loves some kale. It was one of the first foods he ever tried, and he has always loved it.
Garlic and Greens Soup works for the baby too! He likes getting a loaded spoon with thicker soups on it too, like the Creamy Bean Soup.
Hope you all are having a great Monday and getting back into the swing of things. Anyone else love having soup for lunch? What is your favorite soup recipe?