2 1/2 cups white beans drained and rinsed ( you will soak the beans the night before hand unless you have canned white beans. ) The morning of simply rinse and put into a ziplock bag
1 large bell peppers chopped
2 large tomatoes cubed
1 small white onion
3 stalks asparagus cut up to small pieces
1 cucumber peeled and chopped
1 bunch fresh parsley
Juice of one lemon
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon cumin
2 T olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
You must follow directions carefully! Pay attention, don’t skip a beat now. Take the bag of beans and open it, don’t strain yourself with this step, take it easy you have a mighty big step coming up and you need your energy. Take the other ingredients and dump them into the bag. Seal the bag up and prepare to move. Yes move, now shake it. Shake it up, toss it around, shake it to the left, shake it to the right. Now open the bag ( don’t be shaking while you open it) Pour the bean salad into a serving bowl or container.
It has been done, you have created Shaken Bean Salad! Now make a lunch.
You can skip making a sandwich in this lunch box, gather some fruit and vegetables. Bag them, container them and get a move on!
Today’s Lunch Box Tip: Vary your lunch box menus. We as adults don’t like the same thing everyday, kids don’t either. They will get bored and stop eating, which leads to them being hungry during the school day. Not sure what to use? Make a menu for the lunch box! Write down ideas of sandwiches, snacks, fruits and vegetables and keep it mixed up. Expand their palate , introduce new foods at home and play around with leftovers. Shake it up with different foods, bagged lunches do not need to be boring!