Here are the first three lunches I've photographed (I have a lot to learn about photographing food too...these are often snapped as I'm heading out the door though, so hopefully the quality of the images will improve as I get more practice!)
Lunch #1: Turkey sandwich on homemade bread, plain yogurt with lemon curd and blueberries, fruit salad and trail mix
Lunch #2: Leftover steak sandwich on homemade bread, mini peppers, fruit salad, trail mix
Lunch #3: Turkey & cream cheese wrap with peppers inside, fruit salad, trail mix, sugar snap peas, crackers
You'll notice I take trail mix every day. It's a great addition in case the day goes longer than expected because it can pack a great protein boost. My trail mix is always changing based upon what I have on hand. Typically it includes one or two kinds of nuts, raisins or dried cranberries, chocolate chips or some mini candy, and other dried fruit. This current batch also has some dried coconut in it.
I also always include a bottle of water, which typically gets refilled throughout the day.
Do you pack your lunch for work? If you have any tips or ideas for packing healthy, real food lunches for kids or adults, please share them below!