Q: I am in serious need of some lunch help. I have what may seem like an ideal situation — I work from home. However, I work from home with my 8-month-old underfoot. Between work and caring for and feeding my son I usually end up at best grabbing a granola bar and at worse skipping lunch all together.
So what I need are some quick and easy lunch ideas. I'm fine to do prep work the night before so I can just grab it from the fridge when I have a moment to eat, but I have very little time at lunch to actually make anything. Two things to note — I'm lactose intolerant so no dairy, please and I really despise leftovers.
Sent by Michelle
Editor: I can certainly attest to the fact that working at home, even without an infant, doesn't necessarily mean one eats a great lunch every day! Michelle, one of my favorite ways to make sure I eat lunch is to make a big pot of beans at the beginning of the week. Having a pot of beans or cooked quinoa around means that I can just throw in a handful of fresh greens (baby spinach, arugula) and some cheese, and perhaps some salsa. Warm up and eat. Easy.
Readers, what would you suggest for Michelle? Any good ideas for a busy work-at-home mom?
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