- Whole grain pasta with canned, rinsed garbanzo beans and a small bottle of zesty Italian dressing. Mix and serve cold or warm. Pack it, save it, eat it for lunch or with dinner and a salad.
- Leftover rotisserie chicken, skin removed, a bit of mayo, a dab of Dijon, 1/2 tsp sugar, a splash of lemon juice and a few dashes of garlic powder thrown into a food processor. Set the food processor bowl on the table with spoons and whole grain crackers. Done! Oh, don’t forget to remove the chopping blade before handing over the bowl. That’s a mistake that could turn a good chicken salad into a bloody chicken salad. Ewe.
- Top open-faced bagels with your favorite marinara, shredded cheese, and any other pizza toppings your kids like. Pop them in the toaster oven until the cheese is melted and yell at the top of your lungs, “SOUPS ON”!! Oh, that’s what I do. You can do whatever you do (I like to yell when no one is in trouble. It takes my anxiety down a notch. Just a notch).