Monday, November 4, 2013

New Lunch Option - Go Picnic!

By the time I am done straightening up the house, organizing dinner, lunch and snacks for the next day and wrapping up emails from work I am done, done, beyond done.  Last thing I want to do is start chopping a salad for my own lunch.   I know I am not alone in this feeling.

Can I get an 'amen'.

Monday through Wednesday I am usually set with homemade soup, but what to do for Thurs & Fri? I am anti cold cuts so no sandwiches.  I am souped out by that point and too tired to do anything else that requires more chopping - fruit, vegetable or otherwise.

What do I do? I usually buy a salad, but in the city that means $14 a pop.

It's good, but the $ is annoying.

Except now there is a new option for me.  This is BIG news in my world.

Get It Done Tip: I found an offer on Groupon for Go Picnic so gave it a try.  They have some weird packs with pepperoni and tuna, which I am not sure I would try; however, my mom and I gave the sunbutter and crackers a whirl and we give it two thumbs up!   We're going to try the black bean and edamame versions too.

Best part is - all I did was throw a water, an apple and the package below in my bag so I had zero prep.  It certainly isn't an every day meal, but if you're in a time crunch it is pretty good and filling.

Sunbutter & Crackers
490 Calories • 12g Protein • 9g Fiber
Six delicious, nutritionally balanced ready-to-eat meals in handy picnic boxes. Just grab a drink, spread out your GoPicnic, and let your taste buds come out and play. No refrigeration, preparation, or wicker basket required!

Get ready for creamy sunbutter, crunchy multi-grain crackers, Mountain Mambo seed & fruit trail mix, a sweet & tangy tropical 100% fruit bar, and two chocolate chip cookies for dessert!

The foods in GoPicnic all-natural meals contain no trans fats, no added MSG, and no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Each meal contains five individually-wrapped food items, plus utensils as required. 

In other news, dinner was ok.  I made How Sweet It Is - Crockpot Cheesesteak Pulled Chicken 


2 green peppers, sliced
2 sweet onions, sliced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 teaspoon salt (I left this out)
1 teaspoon pepper
8 ounces of your favorite beer
8 ounces freshly grated white cheddar cheese
whole grain buns, toasted
Season chicken breasts with salt, pepper and paprika.
In the bottom of your crockpot, layer peppers and onions. 
Add garlic evenly over top. 
Place chicken on top and then pour in beer. 
Cover and cook for 6-8 hours on low. 
Shred chicken.
Combine the chicken, peppers and onions and all of the liquid should become absorbed.
Stir in the grated cheese then turn your crockpot to the "warm" setting (or simply turn it off and keep it covered) and cover for 5 minutes.
Serve on rolls.

A side salad rounds this out, but I just realized I forgot to order lettuce from fresh direct. Happy Monday to me!

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