Think back to when you were just a wee little tyke in elementary school.
a) eat hot lunch
b) eat a "cool" cold lunch (packed with lunchables, twinkies, fruit by the foot, and gushers)
or c) eat a "not cool" cold lunch with a sandwich, normal uncool fruit, and juice in a Rainbow Bright thermos?
(I'm raising my hand on option c)
I am fully aware each morning, that I am making my kid very uncool lunches for school
(seriously what IS in a Gusher? He will never, ever know)
We had this for dinner the other night, and I half heartedly asked him if he would want some of the left over salad in his lunch box the next day.
Was his simple answer.
(which it really isn't anything close to what traditional Tabouleh is, but that is easier then calling it
Bulgur Wheat Salad with Tomatoes and Peppers and Other Stuff.....)
The beauty of this is that you can add whatever veggies you have on hand--cucumbers, spinach, squash.....anything goes.
1/2 cup dry bulgur
(to prepare bulgur, add to 1 1/2 cup boiling water and let sit for about an hour, until all the water has been absorbed)
then mix in:
1 bell pepper, diced
1/2 small red onion, diced
1-2 large tomatoes, diced
1 zucchini, shredded
large handful of fresh parsley, chopped
few TBS of chopped fresh mint
juice of one lemon
a few drizzles of olive oil
salt to taste
We ate ours in warm whole wheat naan with hummus.
And the boy took his to school the next day in a little jar, with a fork.
I think that's pretty cool.....
***Some of you asked last week about posting about school lunch ideas. This is in the works and I can't WAIT to hear what you all are packing!