Although I work in Boulder and vegan lunches are as easy to come by as coffee houses – I try to bring my lunch as much as possible. Its not that I love what I make, its that I’m
cheap watching my figure. Most mornings I’m rushing around – getting the kids ready, yelling/screaming helping them put on their coats. I’m not a morning person. If I could change 1 thing – it would probably be to be able to wake up in the morning – oh who am I kidding – I’d like to have the world’s best metabolism or crazy determination or be the richest person alive or, Sorry tangent. Anyway – NOT a morning person. I have the coffee set up and ready to go in the morning. I NEED to eat breakfast but usually don’t get to it before I’m meeting the bus. So, the night before – I set the coffee pot, prep the lunches and breakfasts, so when I’m screaming like a mad person calmly walking out the door – I at least have a healthy lunch/breakfast/coffee when I get into work.
Yesterday’s lunch/breakfast combo:
Breakfast: Boyer’s Hazelnut coffee with SO Coconut Creamer. (LOVE that creamer) and 2 tropical breakfast muffins (post/picture these coming soon!)
Lunch/Snacks: Leftover kale/apple salad from this dinner. (EVEN better left over). Baby carrots with hummus. Larabar and apple. Homemade miso soup.
The miso soup was beyond simple.
Simple/Quick miso soup:
- Julianned carrots
- Julianned broccoli stalks
- sliced shallots
- Diced red pepper
- miso paste
- Siracha hot sauce
Saute the veggies in some coconut oil until tender. You can do this in some vegetable broth too if you are avoiding the oil. Add 4 cups water and 8tsp miso paste. (Follow the instructions on your paste – mine was 1t per 1/2 cup water). Boil for a minute or so and squirt in some Siracha. That’s it. Start to finish – 10 minutes because I had to chop the veggies!
**** UPDATE ****
The soup was GREAT. Nice little spice to it. Totally NOT filling for just lunch. It needed some beans or tofu or something else with it – crusty bread even! I think it was like only 30 calories because its basically broth with vegetables.