Finding Asparagus in your lunch box is a great treat but if you don't have anyone to make a lunch box for you then putting it in your own is a must!
If you are making a lunch box for your children to take to school and you are winning the eating veg war then you could include a small container containing sticks of vegetables to nibble on with a dip to make them tastier. Go for a variety of colours to make them more attractive, I like to aim for at least three colours: Green = asparagus or cucumber or green peppper, Yellows / Oranges = carrot or yellow / orange pepper, Red = red pepper or .... red pepper!!!
When I’m organised enough to make myself a lunch box I like to put together a salad mixture of some sort. The key to a salad that doesn’t leave you feeling like you are a rabbit on a diet of leaves and more leaves is variety and asparagus is one of those items that adds variety. Two or three spears chopped up raw in the lunch box is a great addition. Here are some of the ingredients I typically use in a lunch box salad:
All are raw unless stated otherwise:
I avoid spring onions from lunch boxes for work to prevent smelly breath!
If I know I can keep it cool enough a few pieces of ham or cooked bacon or cooked chicken or salmon (a great way to use up odds and ends so long as they have been kept well chilled)
No doubt you can come up with some of your own favourites. Just try to be sure to put a good variety in each box.
I put the box together then pop a small blob of mayonnaise in the corner which I find is less messy than a vinaigrette dressing for a lunch box.
If I’m really lucky will find a special treat in the fridge left over from some other meals. The best things to find are:
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