Wednesday, January 27, 2010

(Leftover) Southwestern Tilapia Salad Sandwich

I think this might be the most beautiful use of leftovers yet...

This morning went by really quickly, and I managed to be very productive. My green monster held me until about 10 when I started craving my favorite sweet and savory combination:


Apples + Pepperjack = YUM




After my snack, I worked until around 12:40, when I broke for a longer break. I have a rule about lunch.

Thou shalt not eat lunch at thy desk.

Any other meal is okay. I even eat dinner at my desk sometimes when I have a deadline or something. But, lunch, no. Lunch is a time to relax. Even if it's only 20 minutes.

Lunch today was a creative use of yesterday's dinner. I combined the remaining half of my Coconut-encrusted Tilapia with a bit of salsa to create a southwestern tilapia salad.

 





I'm out of sandwich thins, so I used a toasted Ezekiel Muffin. This was really tasty, but way too filling. My aim was to have a big lunch, since my dinner will be small and rushed (class tonight). I could only eat half of the sammy.





I also warmed up the remaining shellie beans. I definitely ate all of those! And, all my maters, too.



The whole spread:



Yes, that's a fairly large lunch, but I need something that will keep me full for a while. I only have a 15 minute break between my lecture, which starts at 5:30, and my lab which runs from 7-10pm. I needed to pack something that would fit in my school bag, and would be a very quick scarf.



So, what I came up with was a half PB&J on the Darnizky bread (these slices are huge), two cuties, and a mix of pretzels and Kashi Honey Sunshine. I figure I can put the mix in my pocket and steal bites during my Chemistry Lab.

I know this isn't the best dinner, but I drew a blank on ideas. Wednesday nights are the only night I'll need to do this. Basically, I need something that's filling enough to get me through 5 hours of school and will fit in my bag. Nothing messy.

Any suggestions?

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9 comments:

  1. I'm droooooooling over your sandwich.

    And when I need to pack foods for school I usually bring things like peanuts, Larabars, just little snacks that I can munch on over time. I'm really bad at meals away from home.

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  2. Yummy coconut encrusted tilapia! When I used to have night classes, I always brought snacks, some kind of protein bar, salty treat, and some kind of veggie stick with hummus, or something like that. :)

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  3. YUMMY lunch!

    I have an award for you over at Angie's Appetite :)

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  4. I just started eating apples again because I found out I wasn't allergic if I microwaved them. I need to try them with cheese ASAP. Totally forgot about it :)

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  5. I've been having the same issues lately, of trying to find packable lunches (in your case, dinners!) that are (A) filling (B) healthy and (C) non-messy! It can be tricky!

    Last week I made a black bean & quinoa, mexican style dish that was absolutely delicious the night before and great for leftovers too. I didn't have to reheat it (tasted great cold!) and it didn't make noise when I ate it either.

    I've also been on a hummus sandwich kick. That's always nice and portable too! :D

    Worst comes to worse, I throw random grains, veggies and beans together and call it a meal. With a fruit and a cheesestick, it's pretty balanced and filling too! :D

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  6. I have the same situation on Thursday nights. I try to eat a big and veggie heavy lunch at home and then pack a sandwich, fruit, yogurt meal for my supper.

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  7. Oh my goodness. I just stumbled upon your blog and can't believe the transformation you've made- I'm actually hoping to make a similar one myself.

    I'm definitely looking forward to following your blog!

    Tiff
    www.project365th.blogspot.com

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  8. Nothing beats a good, trusty-rusty sandwich. And you coconut-encrusted tilapia looks yummm-o!

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