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 out of my parents' house into my own 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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