I am not sure why, but for some reason sack-lunches seem to be where I lack the most inspiration. I can sit and think or actively look up ideas for as long as I want and I might only come away with one thing on my menu. So what do I do? I plan to use left-overs from dinner as the Lunch the next day. But then dinner turns out to be absolutely fabulous and we eat it all, or it is a dud and no one wants it the next day… either way we are left with nothing for lunch. The following grocery day I am back to the drawing board trying to think of more sack lunch ideas. It seems to be an endless pursuit of hopelessness.
Don’t get me wrong, I know there are hundreds of awesome lunch ideas, but either they have too many veggies for Limi or they aren’t going to fill him… or it’s just one of those things that wouldn’t fly very well.
But then this happened. This is one of those things that just popped into my head, while I was trying to think of portable lunches for Limi to take to work. It seemed like a nice idea, and when I tried it out, everything just worked perfectly! I love this sandwich because it is incredibly easy to put together, it’s portable and delicious! It is good for a sack lunch to work, or to the park or put it on a croissant and take it to a potluck!
2 large chicken breasts
1 TBS basil
1 TBS thyme
1 cube chicken bouillon
4 cups of water
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sliced almonds
4 oz (1 small container) fresh raspberries
8 pieces of whole wheat bread
Put the chicken breasts, basil, thyme, salt and chicken bouillon in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 15-20 minutes, until the chicken is fully cooked (it may take a little longer if the chicken is frozen). When the chicken is cooked, remove it from the water and let cool.
Shred the chicken, and combine with the sour cream and mayonnaise. Mix until completely coated. Add the almonds and raspberries. Lightly mash the raspberries and mix everything together.
Evenly divide the chicken salad to make 4 sandwiches.