What’s In Kate’s Lunch Bag?

This week’s featured lunch:

  1. Protein-packed pasta salad
  2. Grapes

This pasta salad has been a favorite in my family ever since I was a kid.  It’s super easy to make and you can customize it to your family’s tastes.  I make mine using whole wheat pasta spirals, hard-boiled egg, canned tuna, and cheese–lots of healthy protein!  (Hopefully one day I’ll be able to incorporate some vegetables into the recipe–peas would be great–but for now this is how my family prefers it.)  Mix is all up with some mayonnaise and you’ve got yourself a great little lunch for your toddler!

Want to see what’s in my lunch bag?  Like All Things G&D on Facebook to find out!  I’m posting weekly pictures (and links to recipes) of lunches I pack for myself during the work week.  Yum!



  1. 1

    Loving these posts :-)

    As for veggies, how about the following ideas for barely noticeable ones:

    – Finely grated carrot
    – Blanched celeriac, sliced into matchsticks

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    Carla B. says:

    I make a similar tuna & pasta salad, for those days when I don’t want the normal tuna-salad sandwich. I like to add mustard, too! :) Peas would be a yummy addition; hadn’t thought about that.

  3. 3

    Great suggestions Ruby, thank you!

    @Carla B: Mmmm…I love mustard. I might have to add that and see what Kat thinks!

  4. 4

    THANK YOU for all the awesome recipe ideas! I really appreciate it. I make so many of your recipes, and I decided to try this one too. My little guy is 13 months, and he really likes it!

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    Thank you so much for your comment, Libbi! I’m so happy to hear you find my recipes helpful; that makes my day!

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