I bring my lunch to work every day (I have to - they is no time to go somewhere and get lunch) and I need something that is simple to make, healthy, and inexpensive. So, a salad it is! I try make lunch for the boyfriend and myself
I wash the lettuce (I am a lettuce snob and only use red leaf), tear it then spin it dry.
I only have 4 containers (and 3 lids but that is a story for another time) so I always make salads 4 at a time. This will last us 2 days so I only have t make lunches 3 times a week - which is great! Someday I will buy more containers and only make lunch on Sundays.
I add the toppings - always cheese and carrots but sometimes I have other things like cucumbers and mushrooms. Anything works on a salad as long as it will last a few days in the fridge.
If I use anything juicy I put it in a small bag and put it in the container with everything else. I also like to add a hard boiled egg or meat we had left over for some protein (I put those in bags too).
I then get the dry toppings together. We always have bacon bits (the boyfriend only likes the fake bacon on his salad), sunflower seeds, and raisins. Sometimes we have dried soybeans. I put them in the small blue container and put that in the container with the salad.
Then I put our dressing in another container - we use ranch. I like to have a bottle at work (with my name written ALL over it) so when that happens I can skip this step.
I just place them in the fridge and it takes us less than a minute to grab then on our way out the door in the morning.
What do you take to work for a quick healthy lunch?