Quit wasting your leftovers and start #lunchingwell with a Lunch Club. It's a fun way to enjoy lunch again
My refrigerator is never empty. Many days I actually have to tape my refrigerator shut. I know that sounds absurd but it's my reality since I'm testing recipes often and I just like to cook.
This is 100% not a complaint. It's great! I always have food, I love leftovers, and I always have options.
However, sometimes I feel like it's wasteful when I have so much food and just me to eat it.
I was discussing this with one of my friends who also enjoys cooking and writing about food, and she mentioned that we should start swapping leftovers. Thus, the #lunchingwell LunchClub was born.
What's LunchClub? Well, it's basically just bringing lunch to two or three friends and then you receive lunch from those friends.
It's the bomb dot com. Seriously, every time I go to the fridge at work to get my lunch my love for LunchClub grows deeper and deeper.
Ever since it started, I knew I wanted to write about it. However, I kept forgetting to take pictures before I devoured my delicious dishes. So we'll just have to deal with the three pics I have for you to get the idea.
Now that I've made you want to start #lunchingwell, here's how you start your own super rad LunchClub...
Start Your Own #LunchingWell LunchClub:
- Find a few friends that cook often or are willing to cook enough to bring you lunch. For our group, you can't be any geek off the street. Gotta be handy with the spatula if you know what I mean, earn your keep...
- Address any dietary preferences or allergies. It's important that everyone is on the same page. We have no dietary preferences but try to stick to plant-heavy, balanced, nourishing dishes.
- Then pick a day to bring the lunch. We do Tuesdays but often someone brings lunch on a Wednesday or Thursday (that someone is usually me).
- Everyone brings lunch in containers (we use leftover containers and zip top bags) and enjoy!!
And enjoy you will! We usually send texts throughout the day about how much we love our #lunchingwell LunchClub like how famazing it is that I got a whole half of an avocado in the southwest bowl or how I'd like to bathe in a bowl of the kale caesar salad.
It's fun because it helps inspire me when I'm cooking and it helps get me out of my rut of eating the same thing all the time.
Basically, there's nothing to lose with starting a LunchClub except that roasted veggie & chicken quinoa salad you've already eaten six times. It was good the first five times, but you.just.can't.eat.another.bite.
I wish I had more pictures to share, but I just get too excited to snap a photo before I eat.