Saturday, March 16, 2013

Kale & Sesame Salad and a protein packed lunch

It's definitely been a while since my last post and I can't even begin to write about all the things that have happened. Lots of life changes in a very small time period and I've been incredibly busy adjusting/dealing with everything. One of those changes included moving into a new apartment! I've been rushing around trying to get everything set up, painted, and actually furnished. I've been here for a week already and I've only JUST decided on a couch that won't arrive until Thursday. And I accidentally bought the wrong sized bed frame (but the bed is a whole other story).

Needless to say, all this has made it a little hard to pack lunches but I'm slowly getting settled in and I'm back on track. The first thing I did before moving in was shop for all the spices, sauces and marinades I could ever possibly need so I think it's pretty clear that the only thing I care about is the kitchen. It's true, I chose bay leaves over a couch and I think that's okay.

This kale and sesame salad is from a little while ago but it was so good and easy that I had to share, and it can easily be taken to work as a cold lunch the next day. My sister and I even made our own spring rolls filled with the ingredients below and some shrimp and vermicelli noodles (but I'm too lazy to type out a recipe for those).

What you'll need:
  • Kale
  • Sesame seeds
  • Red cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Sesame oil
Shred the carrots and the red cabbage, chop up the kale, and toss with sesame oil and sesame seeds. Serve and enjoy!

I didn't have any leftover for work the next day, but I did my own take on a Starbucks Protein Bento meal and I think I won. 

  • Kale, smoked salmon, olives and cucumbers
  • Mixed nuts and dried fruit (hazelnuts, almonds, raisins, goji berries)
  • Hardboiled egg and some cheese curds
  • Apple slices and a breakfast bun


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