Quinoa Lunch Jars

I have a confession to make. I don't really like sandwiches that much. This really isn't a new thing for me, as I can remember as a kiddo packing the strangest things for lunch (hard salami sans bread anyone?).  While I can and do enjoy a good old PB&J on occasion, I find that I am regularly scrambling to figure out what to pack for lunch when I have to work. When I am at home, I find it a little easier to quick cook something up, but that's not an option at work. Today I am going to share with you a recipe step by step with pictures. The idea originated from The Yummy Life, though I think I just looked at the picture. What I love about this is that it's totally versatile. You can be creative with your spices and herb combinations, use whatever vegetables you have on hand, and change it up easily. For example, in my pictures shown, I used a combination of carrots, celery, red pepper, frozen corn, and broccoli. I ventured into the taco side of things and used a mixture of cumin and chili powder. I topped it with some spinach (which wilted when I microwaved it) and some cilantro. There are truly endless combinations of what you could do here, which is what I need when I am in a lunch rut.

I used about a half cup of dried quinoa, and probably about a cup and a half of vegetables to make about 4 smallish jars. Feel free to increase these quantities. Also, make sure to switch up seasonings between jars to really spice up your lunch week.

So without further ado, please enjoy my recipe "slideshow."

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Are you a sandwich eating kind of family? Do you also struggle with everyday lunch ideas? Have any to share with us? Please share!

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