4. Tuna Apple Salad
Apples are also surprisingly complementary to tuna, and a salad containing both ingredients is healthier than a traditional tuna sandwich! Put the dressing in a small container and add it to your salad right before eating – that way the spinach won’t get soggy.
5 oz can of your favorite tuna
Apples cut into small squares
Cheese cut into small squares
Put lettuce in large Tupperware container. Add cubed cheese and cubed apples. Drain tuna and place in separate bowl. Mash and break up tuna with a fork, adding olive oil to taste. Throw halved grapes into tuna mixture and add tuna mixture to salad. In a separate container, add olive oil and mustard for dressing. Always add 3 times as much olive oil as mustard, otherwise mustard will overpower salad. Sprinkle salt and pepper, if available, into dressing.
5. Fruit and Cheese Plate
The traditional soups, sandwiches and salads of lunch can get old, so add some variety to your diet by packing a fruit and cheese platter once in awhile!
Put two handfuls of crackers in Zip-loc bag. In additional bags, add cheddar cheese, grapes and slices of salami. Also grab apples and knife for cutting cheese.
6. Mediterranean Sandwich
This do-it-yourself version of the traditional Greek gyro is a great way to mix up your lunchtime routine. Throw it together in the morning before class – as the sandwich sits, the flavors get even better! For a twist on traditional sandwiches, try buying pita bread instead of normal bread during your next visit to the grocery store.
Deli sliced chicken
2 slices of bread
Cucumber, diced finely
In a small bowl, mix 3 T yogurt, a handful of diced cucumber, a dash of olive oil and 1 T feta. Add 2 slices of meat and lettuce to bread. Sprinkle diced tomatoes over lettuce. Add yogurt mixture to sandwich between layers of meat and veggies to avoid soggy bread.