Two of my friends at work and I are trying out a new idea this week. Rather than each of us bringing lunch every day, we are each taking one day and bringing lunch for all three of us. It simplifies the lunch process and adds a bit of a surprise element, as well.

It’s my day to bring lunch today, and here’s the real food lunch that I brought.

A frittata made with broccoli, smoked gouda cheese and onion

And a spinach salad with blueberries, English cucumber, goat cheese and toasted almonds with a homemade balsamic salad dressing on the side

I also brought two options for dessert (with enough so you can have both desserts if you want) of peanut butter cookies and oatmeal powerballs.

It looks like a great lunch to me, and I hope my friends agree.