Fun Mommy Lunches: Part 3 Strawberry Salad

   This is our final day of Fun Mommy Lunches. Hopefully you have been inspired to change things up at bit a lunch time, rather than eating off your kids plates as you clean up….

  Today, I am sharing Strawberry Salad.  It uses a bottled dressing that I found accidentally one time when I had a coupon off of Marzetti’s dressing.  {Its found in the produce refrigerated section, close to veggie dip.}  Its called Strawberry Poppyseed Vinaigrette.  I know there are lots of homemade versions of this online, but I need lunch to be fast.  I think this already made version tastes AMAZING!

  Oh, and if you don’t like Feta cheese, just use a goat cheese.  It has less flavor, but will still add the element you are wanting from these cheese crumbles.

Strawberry Salad

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups Leaf Lettuce, Romaine Or Combo, Ripped Into Small Pieces
  • 3 Tablespoons Feta Cheese, Or Goat Cheese, Crumbled
  • 5 strips Grilled Chicken Or Steak {its Good Meatless, Too}
  • 2 Tablespoons Each Cucumber, Carrot Shreds And Red Pepper
  • 4 whole Strawberries, Sliced
  • Marzetti’s Strawberry Poppyseed Vinaigrette

Preparation Instructions

Wash, dry and rip lettuce into bite sized pieces. Wash and cube cucumber, red pepper and strawberries. {I try to get these all done ahead of time, so that each day for lunch, they are already ready to go.}
On a bed of lettuce, sprinkle veggies of your choice. Next, lay slices of cold grilled meat, if using, and strawberry slices. Then, sprinkle with feta cheese crumbles.
Drizzle with Strawberry Poppyseed Vinaigrette and enjoy your easy and tasty lunch!

~T

Fun Mommy Lunches Part 2: Red Pepper Wraps

Today I continue on our quest to make lunch time “FUN” for SAHM’s out there.  I don’t know about you, but when Dale comes home and tells me about the AMAAAAAZING Chinese he had at Hu Hot.  I get a little grumpy about the PB&J I ate while standing at the sink doing dishes.  🙂

  I went on a quest to make lunch more exciting, besides the ones I listed yesterday, this one is also one of my favorites:

Red Pepper Wraps

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Ingredients

  • 2 whole Chicken Breasts, Thawed
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Combo Of Mexican Seasonings: Southwest, Cumin, Chili Powder Or Even Taco Seasoning
  • 1 whole Red Pepper, Cut Into Thin Strips
  • 1 package {12 Oz} Mexican Blend Cheese
  • 1 whole Lime
  • 1 package Whole-wheat Tortillas
  • Sour Cream Or Guacamole

Preparation Instructions

In a small pot, cover chicken in water, add a couple of dashes of salt, then boil chicken for 10-20 minutes, or until fully cooked.
Place chicken in small bowl and shred. Add listed salt and pepper, plus your choice of 2 T. Mexican seasonings. Allow to cool a bit.
Spread sour cream, guacamole or a combo on a whole wheat tortilla, sprinkle with Mexican cheese and 1/4 cup of your shredded chicken.
Top with strips of red pepper and squeeze some fresh lime juice over all. Wrap and eat! Delicious.

Save leftovers for another yummy lunch another day.

Happy Lunch Making!

Another recipe coming your way tomorrow….
~T