If you’re lucky enough to still have a job, you may face the quandary that I do: what kind of cheap lunch can I pack that will still taste good once it makes it through my commute and four hours of sitting in the breakroom fridge? I loathe packing a lunch, but going out is not economically feasible and I suppose I should be grateful that this is a problem resulting from having a job, for which I am thankful.
One major problem is that I’ll make something and then not want to eat it once it gets to be lunch time at work for various reasons, usually involving freshness, taste and the effect of time and transit. The exceptions to this rule seem to be yummy restaurant leftovers, pizza, or when I really hit on something that works for lunch. I think I have found something. It’s cheap, easy, healthy and most importantly, doesn’t indulge (very heavily) my cheese addiction.
All ingredients from Trader Joe’s. Buy:
- Salmon Burgers (4 to a pack)
- Whole Wheat Pitas (hard to separate, so if you know of a better brand, use that instead)
- Herb Salad Mix
- Goat Cheese
- Grape tomatoes (or bell peppers)
- Balsamic Vinagrette Dressing (or whatever you prefer)