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Mason Jar Quinoa Salad with Green Thai-Style Dressing (GF and Vegan) - Izy Hossack. Salad-in-a-jar 101. A few weeks ago, when I posted about my weekly food prep routine, I briefly mentioned that I like to make salads-in-a-jar each week.

salad-in-a-jar 101

Apparently, you all are super interested in my jarred salads because I got so many comments and emails requesting more info! Now, let me note, I am in no-shape-way-or-from the originator of this idea. I’ve seen it pinned from numerous sources in the holy land of Pinterest. How i prep food for the week. I’ve mentioned a few times on here how my food prep binges on the weekend really help me stay on track with nutrition throughout the week.

how i prep food for the week

I hadn’t really thought much about writing a post about it until I saw the awesome Lindsay over at the The Lean Green Bean do her weekly series on her food prep routine. I was so inspired by everyone else’s food prep, that I thought maybe I should give you guys a small peek into mine as well. So this past weekend, I snapped some photos while I set off one of my patented kitchen bombs. The first step for my food prep is to make a list. This shouldn’t surprise you. After my list is made, I usually pull out all the ingredients I’ll need to get through the whole list. To make the most out of my time, I try to start with the things that have an element of inactive work. Herb & Pistachio Falafel. Vegetarians don’t have hot dogs to turn to when they crave fast food.

Herb & Pistachio Falafel

We have falafel in bread. Deep fried chickpea balls served with vegetables, tomato salsa, hummus and a yogurt sauce. During my years as a vegetarian I have probably tried every single falafel restaurant in Stockholm, many in other parts of Sweden, and a few on other places around the world. But strangely enough I have only made them myself a handful of times. So we thought it was about time that we made our own version of falafel in bread. When we first started talking about this, we quickly agreed on some ground rules:1. Pretty Purple Picnic Wraps. You want to know a funny thing about Swedish people?

Pretty Purple Picnic Wraps

We always talk about the weather. Always. Come rain or come shine, we will talk about it. Several times each day. It’s one of the first things we mention when arriving at work, buying lunch, taking a cab or meeting a friend in the subway. Me, Luise and Elsa packed our picnic bag with a blanket, fruit, juices and homemade wraps, met up with my mother and sister and took a bus to a 4H farm just outside the city.

I am not going to give you a big speech about wraps. Pretty Purple Picnic Wraps 8 big wraps 8 wholegrain or corn tortilla breads 4 big salad leaves (torn in two) Purple Beetroot & Goat Cheese600 g beetroot 300 g goat cheese 5 tbsp olive oil salt & pepper Peel the beetroots with a peeler and put it in a blender or food processor, press ‘pulse’ a few times. White Quinoa & Raisins1 cup quinoa 1 tsp fennel seeds 1/2 cup raisins, any color 1 tsp cinnamona pinch of salt Rinse and cook the lentils in water, add oregano, bring to a boil. The Best Lunch Bowl. This might be the best lunch ever, it’s too good!

The Best Lunch Bowl

The sweet potato wedges are so amazingly tender and have delicious hints of cinnamon, which contrast perfectly with the baked chilli chickpeas, peppery rocket, cucumber and tomatoes. It’s a great meal to take to work with you too, as you can bake the sweet potato and chickpeas the night before so all you need to do in the morning is mix them with the other ingredients, which shouldn’t take more than a couple of minutes. Tips For Packing a Healthy and Satisfying Vegan Lunchbox. The salad you see on the left in the photo above is the radicchio, endive, orange, and walnut salad I shared yesterday.

Tips For Packing a Healthy and Satisfying Vegan Lunchbox

In that post, I mentioned I’d have at least one serving idea for you, and I do: this is how I packed up some of the leftovers in my take-to-work lunchbox on Monday. It’s a goal of mine to share more of my packable lunches this year and next, and that goal has only been strengthened by diving into nutrition work again. Many of my clients report that it’s easy enough for them to plan a healthy meal at home, but when they have to start planning meals to tote to work or school day in and day out, it becomes harder to meet nutrient needs while also pleasing the tastebuds.

Vegetarian Lunchbox: My lunch: July 5, 2011. Curried Quinoa Wrap, Avo-Citrus Slaw. Fuel-Up! Vegan Lunchbox: Easy Hummus Spiral Wraps. These Easy Hummus Spiral Wraps are the perfect lunchbox filler to pack for yourself, your kids or your spouse.

Vegan Lunchbox: Easy Hummus Spiral Wraps.

I call these snazzy spirals "lunchbox lavash" because they are made with lavash wrap - a type of roll-able, thin wheat flat bread. And this recipe doesn't get any easier. Just spread, roll and slice your way to a happy lunchbox. Fun Finger Food.