Let’s face it: moms find ourselves scavenging for lunch. I know I just grabbed a handful of almonds and a nectarine. That’s not going to cut it and I wouldn’t mind feeling like a real grow-up while we are at it. I love meeting up with a friend for lunch and ordering a lovely sandwich or tartine, but that’s rare. I usually find myself busy working at home (coming up with recipes for you all!) while doing all the other household duties — laundry is calling me and I’ve got a bazillion calls to make. It’s time I figured out a better lunch for myself, a treat to make me feel special while I work away in solitude wearing pajamas. I’ve found some super simple recipes that are sure to do the trick. I may even bust out a glass and pour myself some sparkling water! Here’s to brightening our long and hectic days.
image credit: Kathy Patalsky
Speedy Taco Toast 1 of 6Who needs a tortilla when you can have a taco on toast! Brilliant I tell ya and my tastebuds are thanking the genius recipe creator.
Make your own Speedy taco toast
Spring Green Bagel-Wich 2 of 6Avocado and hummus with the option for jalapeÃ±o for some added kick and all kinds of goodness atop a pumpernickel bagel. So perfect for a sophisticated and healthy lunch.
Make your own spring green bagel-wich
Sweet Potato Hummus Apple Tartine 3 of 6Sweet potato hummus, you read that right! Take the hummus, spread it on toast and top with onion and apple slices. Drool.
Make your own sweet potato humus tartines
Cucumber Tartine 4 of 6Fresh and crisp cucumbers make for a delicious sandwich and this recipe is vegan. If you are not vegan just sub the tofu cream cheese for regular whipped. I think I might add some flavored cream cheese, like veggie. Yum!
Make your own cucumber tartine
Mango Tartine 5 of 6Another vegan variety only this one is sweet and juicy, with a bit of savory to balance things out. Feel free to use regular cream cheese instead of vegan.
Make your own mango tartine
Avocado Toast 6 of 6This only takes 5 minutes, which is just about all the time I have. I like the addition of greens between the smashed avocado and toast for an earthier flavor.
Make your own avocado toast
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