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Lunch Ideas + Okra and Tomatoes!

One of my favorite things about working from home is fixing lunch at home! I always pack a lunch to take to the office, and I love not having that on my to-do list each evening. But sometimes I still find myself opening the fridge and scratching my head when lunch time rolls around.

I’m sure this happens to you, too! I’ve found that it’s helpful to list a few lunch options along with my weekly supper meal plan. Here are some of my favorite things to make for lunch at home:

Mom’s Taco Casserole

Here’s one that I made last week. It’s a great way to eat your veggies! I had forgotten about this recipe, but was reminded of it when okra was one of the only frozen veggies left in the grocery store a couple weeks ago. ( #coronaproblems ) I happily grabbed a bag and enjoyed it for lunch this week! It’s also a great side dish, with or without the cornbread.

Okra & Tomatoes over Cornbread

  • 8 oz Frozen Okra
  • 14.5 oz Diced Tomatoes (any kind – I just happened to have fire roasted ones on hand)
  • 10 oz Chicken Broth
  • Optional: Diced Onion
  • Optional: 1/4 Cup Frozen Corn
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Add all the ingredients to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Let it simmer for a few minutes until the okra is as tender as you like it. Serve over cornbread. I make Jiffy cornbread in a muffin tin and store the corn muffins in the freezer so that I can pull out one serving at a time!

If you’ve never tried okra but like green vegetables, this is a great recipe for your first experience! You’ll have to let me know if you’re a fan of okra – and tell me your favorite lunch to fix at home!

7 thoughts on “Lunch Ideas + Okra and Tomatoes!

  1. I’m going to have to give okra a chance! I’m not sure that I have ever really eaten it. My husband said it was the only frozen veggie in our grocery store, too. I guess people are afraid of it haha. Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Ha! That’s actually why I bought it that time, they were out of all the other frozen veggies on my list. I usually buy fresh okra in the summer. You’ll have to let me know what you think of it!

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  2. Great lunch ideas! My husband loves fried okra. 🙂 My favorite lunch at home is a rice + quinoa bowl, topped with shredded chicken, corn, black beans, tomatoes, avocado and dressing. There are recipes to cook rice and quinoa together, and it’s fluffy and delicious (and it freezes very well!).

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