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His and Hers Brown Bag Lunch

Written by Becky

My husband and I have different ideas of what a packed lunch should be.  He wants cheese and lots of protein, I want veggies and lots of flavor. When Fiber One and SheKnows asked me to create ideas for brown bag lunches I knew it would be a good challenge, but I found an easy way to satisfy us both while using a few easy ingredients and minimal time.

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We start with wraps – for him, I use whole wheat tortilla and for me, I like a collard green (save the carbs for breakfast and dinner!). Then we both get quinoa in our wraps. I fill mine with raw shredded veggies, avocado, and hummus while his is loaded with bacon, and avocado. See we do have a few things in common at least! Then, a squeeze of lemon juice for me and a drizzle of sriracha for him and we’re both happy!
His and Hers Brown Bag Lunch Recipes • theVintageMixer.com #lunch
His and Hers Brown Bag Lunch Recipes • theVintageMixer.com #lunch
As for what else is in our bag, it’s just as different.  He likes a banana while I take an apple.  Cheese stick for him and a few chocolates for me.
Lunches should be easy but also something healthy and likable. And even for two people with distinct tastes I promise it is possible!
His and Hers Brown Bag Lunch Recipes • theVintageMixer.com #lunch
His and Hers Brown Bag Lunch Recipes • theVintageMixer.com #lunch
And I love to be sneaky and put in a note or verse of encouragement.  I personally need a little boost mid day and nothing gets my mind back on the right path like a simple verse.  Here are a few good ones:
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. – 1 Corinthians 10:31
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. – 1 Peter 4:8
Walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace – Ephesians 4:1-2
Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh? – Galatians 3:3 (a perfect reminder of how much I need to rely on the Spirit of God throughout my day)
His and Hers Brown Bag Lunch Recipes • theVintageMixer.com #lunch
There’s nothing like a good lunch and a good word to get me through the rest of the day!!
Disclosure: This post is part of a collaboration between Fiber One and SheKnows. All word and opinions are my own.
His Brown Bag Lunch

Rating: 51

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 wrap

An easy recipe for a whole wheat wrap with quinoa, bacon and avocado.

Ingredients

  • 1 wheat tortilla
  • 2-3 tablespoons of cooked quinoa
  • 1 slice of bacon
  • 1/4 avocado, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon (or a splash) of apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon (or a drizzle) or sriracha

Instructions

  1. Lay out tortilla. Add quinoa, bacon and sliced avocado. Splash with the cider vinegar and sriracha.
  2. Fold the bottom of the wrap up slightly then roll up one side to the other tightly. Secure the wrap with a toothpick.
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Her Brown Bag Lunch

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 wrap

An easy recipe for a collard green wrap with quinoa, veggies and avocado.

Ingredients

  • 1 large collard green leaf
  • 2 tablespoons of hummus
  • 2-3 tablespoons of quinoa
  • 1/4 cup shredded veggies (I like beets and carrots)
  • 1/4 avocado, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Rinse then soak collard green in water with a teaspoon of distilled white vinegar. Soak for just a few minutes. Meanwhile, shred carrots and beets and slice avocado.
  2. Dry the collard wrap and lay out flat. Trim the stem and shave off a little if its too thick towards the bottom of the leaf.
  3. Spread hummus over the collard green. Add quinoa, shredded veggies and avocado. Squeeze lemon juice on top.
  4. Fold the bottom of the wrap up slightly then roll up one side to the other tightly. Secure the wrap with a toothpick.
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Comments (8)

    • Lydia, I think you would love them! Make sure and soak the collards in water with a little bit of vinegar so they are more pliable. Then trim the stem and shave the stem going through the leaf so it’s not too thick. Then you have the perfect leaf for a wrap!

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