Very simply, you boil pasta (bow tie is probably the best but I had a few boxes of medium shells in the cupboard so I used some of that). Add some cherry tomatoes, halved, and some fresh mozzarella (I got the small little balls of fresh mozz - my favorite!!). Mix in the pesto and boom - a perfect salad. Next time, I would add some black olives and feta cheese to add just a little more flavor.
Now, here are some more samples of my lunches (You can stop reading if you don't care HA!)
This is my go-to Chicken Salad served with some peppers, celery with cream cheese and a roll with butter.
Pickle Roll-ups (with pickles and cream cheese), peppers and celery, an orange and crackers.
I started using leftovers since my fridge was full - Left over pulled pork, a salad, and an orange.
More leftovers - Baked Potato with bacon, cheese and sour cream and a salad.
Finally a tortilla pizza with a salad. The sausage balls were a bonus because they had just come out of the oven and I love them so much!
The past few days I've been focusing on using up leftovers in trying not to waste food. Next week I want to plan more of these really good lunches though!