How to Pack Lunch in 5 Minutes, Plus Healthy Recipes


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Hey, dailySpark readers! My name is Anne and I write a food and fitness blog called fANNEtasticfood.

I started my blog last year as a way to inspire others to lead healthier lives through nutrition and exercise. I post recipes, health tips, training plans, exercise moves, and more! Most recently, I’ve started a series on my blog featuring 5-minute packable lunch and snack ideas for the office. It really doesn’t have to be time consuming or complicated to eat healthy on the go!

Some teasers:

My readers are also following along with me in my adventure to head back to school! After working in offices for 5 years after college, I have finally taken the plunge to follow my dreams and go back to school to become a Registered Dietitian (RD). I am currently finishing prerequisites and will be moving from Washington D.C. to UNC Chapel Hill in August to pursue a Master's of Public Health in Nutrition! I’m so happy to finally be working toward a career that I think will be fulfilling – not just for myself, but also for others.

I’m really excited to be partnering with SparkPeople and sharing some of my favorite recipes on their SparkRecipes site! So far, I have posted the following recipes:

Hummus Guacamole

Cinnamon Raisin Almond Balls

Healthy Whole Wheat Pumpkin Raisin Muffins

Curried Carrot Soup

Pumpkin Bean Dip

Healthy Deviled Eggs

They are all healthy, easy, and very delicious! I hope you’ll come check out my blog for more recipes, health and exercise tips, and fun, and follow along in my adventures as I work toward becoming an RD!

For more great recipes, check out Anne's blog:

Editor's Note: If you're a healthy cooking blogger who wants to share your recipes on SparkRecipes, email editor (at) dailySpark (dot) com.

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    Your recipes look great! I don't really have access to eating a hot lunch at work (which I hate), so I am always looking for some good, healthy stuff to have for lunch. I am going to try these over the summer, to see what will be good for work.
    By the way, best of luck in your quest for RD. I too went back to school for a master's in education, and am so glad I did. I hope you find as much joy in your field as I do in mine. - 6/10/2010   11:58:28 AM
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    Wow, your salads look amazing. I can't wait to give them a try! I look forward to reading more on your blog! - 6/10/2010   11:48:49 AM
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    I was thrilled to read the headline on this column...I was almost late to work today, dithering around the kitchen, trying to figure what to take to work for lunch! I am looking forward to learning more! - 6/10/2010   11:42:13 AM
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    Very refreshing. I love your website and all your ideas. Count me in as a faithful follower.

    And congrats on your return to school and a new journey. I wish you all the best. - 6/10/2010   11:35:24 AM
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    Just checked out your website - awesome! I even sent the link to a friend! I'm actually going to try your Mexican-ish salad - that's right up my alley! Can't wait to check things out further...will visit again after work! - 6/10/2010   11:22:06 AM
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    These recipes look delicious! I can't wait to try them out! Good luck at UNC - it's a great school & I'm proud of you for following your dream! - 6/10/2010   11:18:26 AM
    I am anxious to try some of your recipes, they sound good! - 6/10/2010   10:53:58 AM

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