This idea comes from J.M. Hirsch, author of Beating the Lunch Box Blues. I got the book from the library and flagged so many pages as good ideas that I bought a copy. He has many wonderful suggestions that don’t require a recipe, such as salad made with strawberries, mint leaves, and balsamic vinegar.
The chicken, barbecue sauce, beans, and quinoa are a fantastic combination.
- Leftover diced chicken, mixed with barbecue sauce
- Quinoa and beans (1/2 cup quinoa and 1/2 cup drained and rinsed navy beans)
- Lemon coleslaw with no mayo (recipe here: we used a bag of pre-shredded coleslaw mix)
- Apple slices with cashew butter