I have arbitrarily assigned Wednesday as breakfast for lunch day. I guess because it's a nice way to split up the week. We have two days of regular stuff, then a breakfast for lunch day, and then two more days of regular lunch. It works.
The lunch idea:
I love making sandwiches for lunch out of breakfasty stuff. Today it is waffles. When I make waffles, I always, always make lots extra. If you're mixing up the batter, just mix extra. Usually I will cook just enough for our Sunday breakfast, and then after breakfast when everyone else has moved on to other activities, I will go back in the kitchen and finish cooking up the extra waffles. They freeze great and re-heat great. With a waffle sandwich, a little fruit and a little protein, you've got an easy winner of a lunch.
What's in the lunch:
- Waffle sandwich: leftover waffle, spread with peanut butter and jam, and then cut in half.
- For protein, two have a boiled egg, two have cheese.
- Fruit: strawberries, and a skewer of grapes
- Extra: corn chex
Tips and questions:
- These will be eaten at room temperature.
- Waffles are super flexible. Just use your favorite recipe as a base, and add what sounds good. I often add chopped nuts, cinnamon, extra vanilla. For waffles that taste good enough to just be eaten plain, sweeten your batter with a little maple syrup. My waffle and pancake batter recipe is here (excuse the awful pic, that's an old post!)
- When you make extra to freeze - let them cool fully, then spread out on a baking sheet to freeze individually. When frozen, bag them up.
- If you can't do peanut butter - any kind of nut butter works great, or sunflower seed butter. Or I often do these with cream cheese. Use whatever works for you.
Products I used:
- Lunches are packed in EasyLunchboxes
- This is the awesome waffle maker that I have. The waffles come out perfect every time.
- Bamboo skewers are great for fruits, or just little bites of anything.
- Sorry, but I've looked online and have not yet found a source for the silicone flower pots. I got them at a local Asian market.