Need a simple, healthy lunch to make ahead for the week? This Southwestern Rice & Chips is a great way to break out of your boring lunch routine.
I’m teaming up with Sustaining the Powers for another Recipe Challenge today! Each month we chose a type of recipe or ingredient and challenge each other to come up with a creative idea. We both share the recipes on our blogs, and invite you to join in.
This month, our challenge was to create a recipe for a packed lunch. With my current job, I have to pack a lunch each day. Coming up with creative ideas can be tough! I usually try to spend a few hours work on my blog before going to work, so picking a lunch that I can put together for the week on Sunday night is ideal.
This packed lunch is so simple to make. It won’t take you long at all to prepare enough for the week! It’s a lot of fun to eat, too. It was a great way to mix things up for me, and it was filling too.
- 1 1/2 cups brown rice
- 1/4 cup southwestern corn mix (contains black beans, corn and red peppers)
- About 1 cup guacamole (I used the pre-made Sabre version but you can make your own if you like)
- 1 bag blue corn chips
- Cook the rice according to the directions on the package. Once it's cooked, mix in the corn. Divide the rice mixture into 5 containers, one for each lunch that week.
- Divide the guacamole into 5 small containers.
- Divide the chips into 5 sandwich bags.
Join the Challenge!
Do you have a packed lunch idea on your blog? It could be a lunch box idea for kids, a grown-up lunch inspiration, or even a picnic meal! If you were inspired today and want to create new post on your blog, this link up will remain open all week so you can join in.
Next Month’s Challenge
Can you believe next month is the start of Fall? For September’s challenge, we are going to welcome the season with a pumpkin challenge! Create a dessert, dinner, drink or whatever you can come up with. Our link up will go live toward the end of the month.
What’s your current favorite packed lunch idea?