Foodie Friday: Quick Easy Lunches

When I’m at work, I get into a groove where I end up not really leaving work. This is good because I focus and get a lot done but it also means that I don’t usually think about lunch. Thankfully, I’ve been doing NatureBox for the last few months and those are easy crackers and nuts that I can eat.

My favorite lunch by far is crackers and cheese! I was excited when Influenster invited me to participate in a tasting of the new Sargento Ultra Thin Cheese.

They first sent me a package with the coolest lunch bag, which was sorely needed because I left mine in NYC!


It’s actually similar to the one I had except that I think I had a blue background but I love the neoprene lunch bags because they stretch to fit so much stuff. There was also a coupon for a free package of the cheese, which the lady at the grocery store (the third one I tried!) was impressed by. She said she usually doesn’t see such good coupons.


I wanted to get the Colby-Cheddar but there was only swiss or pepper jack so I decided to break out of my mold and go pepper jack. Yum!


I happened to have wheat thins in my office so it was a quick, easy pairing. Overall, the cheese was good but a little thin so I felt like because I was eating it on crackers, it broke a little easier but on a sandwich, it was just fine.

Again, to me, this is the perfect workday lunch!


Overall, I loved getting the sample and LOVE the lunch bag! I’m always looking for quick and easy lunch ideas at work–what’s your favorite quickie lunch?


“I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.”

Influenster Box-Palmolive Dish Soap

So how many people actually like doing dishes?  I’m going to venture to guess not many.  One of the worst things about living in New York (besides the tiny kitchens and shared bathrooms!) was the fact that we didn’t have a dishwasher.  I’ll be honest, this made me less inclined to cook.  There are definitely dishes I will put into the dishwasher and dishes that I will was by hand (pots, knives, anything wooden, etc) but nothing is worse than making a huge meal and then have to go back and wash all the dishes.  So I’m quite glad to be back in the land of personal bathrooms and dishwashers!

But right before I left New York, influenster was kind enough to send me two full sized Palmolive soft touch dish soap.  I felt super lucky because I know a lot of people had broken bottles full of dish soap and mine was intact.  I received a coconut one and a pretty pink vitamin E.

I gave the coconut to my biffle and kept the pink one to bring back to Oregon with me.  Both my mom and I have been using the vitamin E for about three weeks now and really love it.  It’s getting our orange juicer clean every morning (yes, one of the amazing benefits of living at home with my mother is a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice every morning!  I also love the smell and the cute pink color ain’t so bad either.

Palmolive and the Biffle


The biffle, posing outside our fabulous brownstone, also enjoyed it.  She loved the fresh coconut smell and was thrilled to have received a full bottle of dish soap right when she had run out of it.

She took a coupon and we gave some to her mother who just moved to a new place and definitely needed dish soap!

I will definitely be purchasing Palmolive dish soap again and appreciate the opportunity that influenster and Palmolive gave me to write my first review!



I received this item as a gift from Palmolive but all opinions are my own.