Now, these picnic lunch ideas might seem simple, but it was exactly what we wanted. Sometimes it's good to remember you that you can do things really simply, and have a very Parisian experience without eating in a fancy french restaurant.
After having a large portion of quinoa for dinner and breakfast, we felt like something light and fresh. It may not seem like much, but when you get a few pieces of fruit and vegetables in your stomach, they do fill you up.
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So we’re outside on the street near the Eiffel tower, there are a lot of little fruit stands and things like that so we stopped to get some fruits and vegetables to have for lunch.
And we normally buy organic fruit/s so we found an organic stand back there and we also try not to spend too much money when we’re travelling so I found a fig. They didn’t have organic fig but I needed to eat one. So I’ve got one here and I’m gonna split it up open and I just can’t wait. Oh yeah!
Four apples here, two for lunch and two to have a snack later and then two pears and I grab some carrots here as well. They’ve got some dirt on them still but we’ll rinse them off and we’re good to go.
So we’ve got our snacks from the market and we took them to the Champs de Mars right in front of the Eiffel tower. So what better way to have lunch in France than to sit under the Eiffel tower and enjoying some wonderful fruits and vegetables?
So we’ve got all of our fruits and veggies here, we’ve got pears, apples, bananas and then the tomatoes and the carrots. I’ll use water and wash these carrots up a little bit. Oh! It’s kind of dirty.
How much did our lunch cost today?
Our lunch in total cost about five Euros and if have we gone to a restaurant, we’ve probably spent about fifteen including tips so I think we did pretty well.
Fifteen including tips that is a pretty cheap lunch too.
So five Euros is about seven dollars.
And then we get to sit here.
And then we get to sit under the Eiffel tower; I mean what better restaurant can you get. I even have my handy knife so we can cut the bits off. We usually bite them off but I’ve got a knife so I think why not.
And then we got the left over alfalfa sprouts from dinner last night that I’ll probably eat with my tomato.
So a yummy meal, healthy, vegan and beautiful surroundings!
Can you say something, I’m just testing something.
I don’t know what to say. I like carrots.
Today Phil & I went wandering the streets of Paris to see what we could find. I've been to Paris before, but Phil hasn't so we walked to the Arc de Triomphe and then down the Champs Elysees.
We crossed the Seine and found a little street where there are lots of small market stands, along with cheese shops, butchers and fish stands.
There was one fruit and vegetable stand that was organic, where we picked up some nice stuff. I was dying for a fig, which they didn't have at the organic stand, so I had to get one from another stand. It was totally worth it.
We took our picnic to the Champs de Mars, which is a park alongside the Eiffel Tower. We ate our lunch while trying to scare pigeons away and watching people take funny pictures of themselves in front of the Eiffel Tower. What's up with this phenomenon of people taking a photo while jumping?
Prep (shopping) time: 10 minutesTime Spent Getting to Location: 15 minutesMakes enough for 2 people
Eat your fruit & veggies outside in a scenic location. The sprouts are excellent eaten with your tomato. I hope you take these picnic lunch ideas, and maybe some healthy vegan recipes, and get yourself out to your own perfect restaurant!