eagermuscle saidThis will involve too long a reply for most readers since I'm packing 24/7.
Proof or it didn't happen.
Here's your proof.
My packed lunch is my chicken stew, bulk cooked weekly and doctored into different lunches like burritos, soups, sloppy joes, Indian or asian/Thai fusion, carried not in a grade school lunchbox but a Six Pack Bag brand 3 meal cooler bag:
Bulk cooked it comes out to $1.25 per meal (I get chicken breast on sale for $1.99/lb) for a container of chicken breast, brown rice (or quinoa), black beans, lentils, various root vegetables and spinach leaves.
$25 boneless skinless chicken breast @ 1.99/lb (wait for a sale if need be and fill your freezer)
$25 various diced root vegetables, whatever's available: yucca, yam, parsnip, onion, carrots, butternut squash, rutabaga, leeks
$10 various: black beans, brown rice, quinoa, chicken broth, spinach leaves
Some doctored meal suggestions:
Chicken breast & brown rice burritos wrapped in a sprouted grain Ezekiel wrap seasoned with cumin and topped with salsa and/or guacamole and Greek yogurt substituting for sour cream:
Add a small quantity of coconut milk and fresh fresh mango, a teaspoon of peanut or almond butter, serve atop brown basmati rice.
Add tomato sauce (which makes a gravy), serve atop brown rice or sprouted grain pasta
Stir in a curry or tiki-masala sauce or any "Tasty Bite" sauce packet served over white or white or brown basmati rice
Serve on spelt english muffin, thin-sliced flaxseed whole grain bread or sprouted grain roll with a hit of tomato sauce to render the sauce into a gravy