Just a quick post to brag about the lunch I’m eating right now. Lunch is usually a really hard meal for me during the school year. Like most people, I have to pack what I want to eat ahead of time and rarely have time to eat out (which is fine for money/health purposes). Leftovers are a great idea, and I generally have a lot of them since I only cook for my own little self (wahmp wahmp), so much so that I get sick of whatever I’ve prepared and can’t bring myself to eat it all week. Sooo…yeah, cry me a river, eating lunch is hard sometimes, the end. Moral of the story, reason #229,583,482 I’m thankful it’s summer right now, is that I get the luxury of preparing my lunch at home and not having to think ahead. Here’s what you need to know about this wrap:
- Whole wheat flax tortilla, microwaved for about 10 seconds to soften it up
- Hummus, spread in a thin layer over the tortilla
- Red leaf lettuce- thanks CSA!
- Tomato- woo CSA!
- Maui sweet onion- CSA is the best!
- Apple, sliced very thin- seriously, sign up for a CSA box.
- Queso fresco- a light, salty, crumbly Mexican cheese that I love love love. You can use it almost anywhere you’d use feta, and it makes a great quesadilla.
- TEMPEH! Let me introduce you if you haven’t already met my Indonesian friend, Tempeh. Tempeh, like tofu, is a fermented soy product; however, since it retains the soybean in its whole form, it has more protein, fiber, vitamins, and whole-food swagger than tofu. It’s also a lot firmer and more dense (it usually has other grain, nuts, or veggies incorporated into it), making it a great meat substitute. Although, I have to say, I’m not one that feels like I have to have something to replace meat in a meal (especially when it’s replaced with something like seitan, which is just wheat gluten and arguably not great for you in mass quantities). Plants have protein, and I eat plants. But tempeh does offer some substantial texture in a vegetarian meal that might be mostly mush without it. It’s also delicious.
Come to think of it, this could probably be a feasible school-year lunch if I plan ahead and make sure my fridge is stocked with all of the goodies that make it so GOOD. Don’t be a weenie; try tempeh! Happy Friday!