What did you have for lunch today? I’m dying to know, hurting for new lunch ideas. Do tell, and fast.
I have hummus on an almost-daily basis: a pile of hummus and assorted vegetables and whole-wheat pitas for dipping (I hear hummus is good for the waistline. Not that I think about that stuff). And then soup. I almost always follow with a cup of soup, even if it’s summer, because the air conditioner’s blasting with a constancy that would make Jane Austen proud.
Today I got rowdy, just a little. I smeared hummus on the pitas, instead of doing my usual dipping routine, and toasted them to make mini pizzas with roasted peppers and feta. And when they were done I stood in front of the toaster oven with the door open to feel the heat, because, as I said, that air conditioner is really efficient right now. (The house isn’t cold; the moving air just makes me cold.)
I really don’t want to take much time to feed myself, to make a production out of lunch. But even when I’m supposed to be concentrating on work and there’s laundry to be done, blood sugar rules. And so hummus and veggies, which I always have on hand, are my go-to, midday meal.
But I’d love to hear your thoughts – except I’m no Edward Cullen and so I need you to put it in writing. What’s fast, healthy and satisfying (and preferably doesn’t come shrink-wrapped in a box) that you like to eat? I can see you out there, you lurkers, you. You visit me on a regular basis, and I’m always so happy to have you. So speak up — the time is now! The silence, not to mention my tired lunch, is killing me.