Monday, September 1, 2014

First Day of School and No Failure to Lunch

Wow! First Day of School and first day of Vegan MOFO. Does any teacher sleep the night before? I woke up so many times to do the count down... 2 more hours, 1 more hour, 35 more minutes. What will this new year bring? That's the thing about teaching, it is so unpredictable. Every year and even day is so different from the last. Oh boy, now my stomach is full of first day butterflies.

So let me think about something that will calm my nerves- LUNCH! My theme is "No Failure to Lunch" because this school year I plan to do lunch right. Healthy, Filling and Delicious! Due to a new safety rule about microwaves, my lunch has to also be something that can be eaten cold. Currently I am having a love affair with Mason Jars, so expect to see them featured prominently.

Today's Lunch.....

Veggie Pasta Salad with Nature's Vegetarian Burger

Pasta Salad is so quick and easy. I simply boiled some penne pasta and tossed with veggies. I used what I had on hand:broccoli, sweet peas, onion, bell pepper, corn and a half of a tomato left over from sandwich making. I love Nature's Vegetarian Burger, you add hot water to a vegan mix of grains and form into patties. Tasty, and cheaper than frozen patties.

I plan to enjoy my first day of school, especially lunch time! What are you having for lunch today?


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  2. Happy Vegan MoFo! Great Mason Jar Meal Idea you have here! LOVE it! I posted about my lunch today as well as a few others :)

    1. Happy Vegan MoFo to you also! I love your step by step pictures.

  3. What a great theme! It is so much cheaper and healthier to prepare your own meals at home so taking the time to plan out lunches to take to school/work is a really good idea and so worthwhile. Looking forward to reading--Happy MoFo!

  4. Thanks! I think your Breakfast Banana Roll-up will be my son's lunch tomorrow.