Hi everyone, Happy Friday!
I am pretty excited because I have the day off of work today! I still have chem lecture + lab from 5-10 tonight, but I refuse to let that dampen my day. It’s so nice to have the morning/afternoon free! What should I do with myself? I’m not used to this freedom…..
Anyway, moving on…. Since it is Friday, I have another installment of “the best thing I packed this week.” I hope you guys are fans of eggs because my favorite meals revolved around them this week. For some reason I was craving egg salad last weekend (which is odd because I rarely crave eggs), so I decided to do something about it. I buckled down, decided to be my domestic self, and I made some hard-boiled eggs (I had no idea what I was doing and had to look up directions... it ended up being really easy, by the way).
Me and eggs have a weird relationship. I either love them or hate them (and there is no in between). I was definitely on the “love” side of the spectrum this week so I just went with it and had some egg-inspired meals….
The best thing I packed this week: Hard-boiled egg edition:
Best Lunch: “Cobb”-esque Salad
For lunch on Monday, I made myself a “Cobb-esque” salad (I am calling it that since it contained no bacon, chicken, or tomatoes like a typical cobb salad, but did have the egg and cheese components…). My salad contained:
- romaine lettuce
- snap peas
- a slice of cheddar cheese (cut into squares)
- 1 chopped hard-boiled egg
- Dressing: homemade honey mustard dressing made with apple cider vinegar, mustard, honey and pepper
I loved all the different textures and tastes in this salad and the cheddar cheese was a fun addition (I have a similar relationship with cheese as I do with eggs…. love it or hate it). I guess I am in a dairy loving mood this week?
I think I was inspired to make this after seeing a Cobb salad on Pinterest the other week… I have been loving getting food inspiration from the site (side note…. I really want to try to make these apple pies in an apple…).
Best Dinner: Healthy Egg Salad Sandwich
- 3 eggs (chopped)
- 1-2 tbsp greek yogurt (I just eyeballed this)
- a squirt of dijon mustard (maybe 2 tsp?)
- a sprinkle of paprika
I made my wrap by combining half the egg salad mixture with some romaine lettuce.
This ended up being so good and definitely satisfied my egg salad craving. Not only was it a protein packed wrap with the addition of both eggs and greek yogurt, it was also a bit healthier than the standard mayo-heavy egg salad you would find in most deli’s or supermarkets.
I was a little nervous to use greek yogurt as a mayo replacement (I usually use it as a sour cream replacement), but it turned out really well! This tasted spot on to the mayo-heavy egg salad I remember eating as a child, only this version was so much less dense and calorie heavy! I know some people are against using greek yogurt as a substitute for other condiments, but I am a big fan. It’s just so versatile.
Other notable meals/snacks of the week:
What was the best thing you packed this week?
Have a great weekend!