Lunch can get monotonous and spiritless fast if you allow it. The daily sandwich, with its similar bread choices and fixings, can look and taste like days upon days of sandwiches before it. Soon, lunch becomes a daily gastronomic ritual. Grab a sandwich. Eat. Repeat. But lunch doesn’t have to be humdrum. Unveiling the mid-day meal--even if you know what’s in it because you packed it yourself—should pique your senses and impress you with its elegance. Litehouse Foods offers an assortment of healthy products that add flavor to vegetables, fruit, meats, seafood, and other often-packed lunch food. Here’s how you and Litehouse Foods can team up to banish boring lunches:
Rather than cutting or using pre-cut vegetables to fit into your lunch container, try packing petite varieties of vegetables to retain flavor and nutrients. Plus, whole vegetables are more appealing. Pictured are straw-thin, whole baby asparagus and cherry tomatoes that were marinated overnight in Litehouse Tuscan Herb with Lemon Dressing & Marinade. The next day, I only had to pack the vegetables and top them with Litehouse Gorgonzola Crumbles and a sprinkling of Litehouse Instantly Fresh Parsley. When I take that first bite and taste that seasoned crunch of asparagus, that burst of plump cherry tomato, and that velvety, savory Gorgonzola—well, it beats a sandwich any day.
Infuse Tuna with Flavor If tuna makes a regular appearance in your lunchbox, try topping or mixing tuna with one of the Litehouse Dressings (get best results with unsalted, Albacore tuna). Here, the tuna is lightly dressed with Litehouse Toasted Sesame Ginger Dressing & Marinade and garnished with mini strips of Nori (a sea vegetable) and sesame seeds. A handful of rice crackers make this a gluten-free meal
A Fusion of Flavors Another approach to making an inspirational lunch involves playing with flavors. Since I enjoy both Italian and Japanese cuisines, I have these flavors in the same lunch by combining the vegetables with Litehouse Tuscan Herb with Lemon Dressing & Marinade, Gorgonzola Crumbles along with Toasted Sesame Ginger Dressing & Marinade combined with tuna. So reign in that tendency to settle for a sandwich. Discover, as I have, Litehouse Foods’ Dressings, Instantly Fresh Herbs, Cheeses, and other products and combine or pair them with your favorite lunch ingredients for more variety and excitement at lunchtime.