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18 April 2012

Compost Lunch for an Earth Day Blog Hop!

I get asked quite often what I do with the scraps from John’s lunches since his sandwiches and cheeses and whatnots are almost always cut into shapes rather than being left whole. In honor of Earth Day and the Bento Bloggers & Friends Hop I thought I would share with you how I “reduce, reuse & recycle” lunch scraps with what I call a “Compost Lunch!”

All of the scraps from John’s Monday & Tuesday lunches I gathered into plastic bags. The bread is going into the freezer for future use in meatballs or breadcrumbs for the menfolk.
The ham, turkey and cheese I dumped onto a plate and chopped it up a bit.
About half of it turned into toppings for a salad. I left two hams slivers unchopped because to me they looked a little like worms and we all know worms are good for compost ;)
The rest of it got mixed into the recipe I use for Flaxseed Bread/Muffins.
Ingredients: 3 Tbs flax seed meal, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1 packet Splenda, 1 tsp Mrs Dash Table Blend, 1 large egg, 1 tsp canola oil

Directions: Put the dry ingredients into a bowl. Stir. Add the egg and oil and mix well.
At this point I put the flax mixture in a large coffee mug and stirred in the remaining bits of ham, turkey and cheese. Microwave on high for 1 minute 15 seconds. Take out, invert onto plate.
All together and ready to go with some added tomato slices in the dish with the “Compost Muffin”:
Now go check out the next stop on our Earth Day Blog Hop and see what wonderfulness BentOnBetterLunches has come up with!


Earth Day Blog Hop

1 comment:

Becka said...

compost muffin.... *snicker* seriously though, I need to try this

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