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November 28, 2011

Tapas Monday

Monday always catches me off guard. I get out of the routine of packing lunch—especially following a holiday—and then it seems more arduous than usual. Today’s no-cook lunch was inspired by  a recent cross-country flight. Since none of the airlines offer free food anymore, they’ve upped the ante with choices for food for sale. Last month, we tried United’s tapas box and it was surprisingly decent. In fact, S loved it.

Tapas is basically a meal composed of little appetizers, or as I like to call it, “a little bit of this and a little bit of that.” What kid doesn’t like small portions of lots of different things? I’ve been waiting for a time-crunched day to pull this trick out of my hat. I lined my stainless steel Lunchbots container with five silicone muffin liners and filled them with olives, baby carrots, sliced cucumbers, prosciutto (which could just as easily be ham, turkey or roast beef), and rice crackers. For a little more protein, I included a mini Babybel cheese. I also packed hummus in a separate container for dipping. Lastly, I threw in a whole apple. Lunch was packed in a matter of minutes. And you know what? It was kind of fun.

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