Rebecca D. Thomas

A Values-Driven, Sustainable Lifestyle Blog, seeking innovative and forward-thinking ideas in business, travel, food, fashion, and beyond!

Working Lunch: Food Bowls

Looking for quick, easy, healthy and hearty lunch options? Me too! I love chips and a sandwich, but variety is key to preventing “brown-bag boredom”! These three food bowls are well-traveled -They have been transport-tested, workplace approved! Here we go!
a grain, a bean, and a rice!

Falafel with Black Rice and Goat Cheese
When I was a young college sophomore, I tried vegetarianism for about a year. Every day, for lunch, I made a falafel sandwich in my dorm community kitchen: A fried falafel patty, tomatoes, mustard, and white bread. It was delicious! So, falafel will always have a special place in my heart. Moving on from the sandwich, here I make falafel balls, and pair it with this interesting rice.
food that works

goat cheese to taste. It gives it a nice bite and creaminess.
Amaranth with Mushrooms, Spinach and Almonds
Amaranth is a wonderful grain, very filling, and full of protein, vitamins and minerals. The first time I tried it, I didn’t like the taste, but it has grown on me, and I like to experiment with it. Lots of salt and pepper in this one.

lunch in the park, anyone?

Potato with Eggs and Meat
For my meat and potatoes crowd - I love a nice skillet-fried potato with my eggs. I’m not a big pork fan, so I threw in some ground beef. Don’t forget the pepper :)
Eggs travel well. They were scrambled, fridged, and warmed up the next day,

Verdict? Thumbs up to the potato and falafel bowls! I believe I prefer a plain amaranth bowl. Next time, I’ll take it plain, with a side of raw veggies.
Thank you for reading! A couple mentions, and then my heroes: For the latest and greatest in restaurant reviews, check out the Tallahassee Food Blog. And, check out this Pho Bowl from Stripes, Gingham and Ginger. What a great picture! I can practically smell the broth from my screen!  Looks like a delicious dish, as we celebrate the transition to cooler temps.

Rebecca’s Heroes
RedEye Coffee, because they are a great example of social entrepreneurship. And Grassland’s Brewery, because 10% of their Sunday sales are donated to a nonprofit organization! Hand claps and high five’s, all around!


  1. The falafel, black rice and cottage cheese looks fantastic. A great combination.

    1. Hi Maxine!! Today, I added sour cream to the leftovers, and it was delicious, very rich tasting.

  2. Oh yum, these look like great work lunches! I always take leftovers into the office, haha! Nothing as delicious looking as this!

    Hope you're having a good week :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

    1. Thank you Mica! I like leftovers, especially spaghetti, sometimes it tastes better the next day! :) I’m doing fine, just busy, I’m looking forward to a holiday break! Your blog is looking great!