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Fun and Filling Lunches To-Go

Brown Bags Don't Have to be Boring


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  • Peanut butter and bananas spread on a whole wheat tortilla; hummus or any beans you can tolerate (love the Beano!) mashed up, mixed with a little mustard, yogurt or mayo, and finely minced veggies (think celery, peppers, carrots, etc) spread on a piece of rye bread; cold rice salad with chopped veggies (add a little curry to spice it up); a nice gazpacho or other cold soup; hard boiled eggs with a dip; or some whole grain crackers with cheese - maybe try a little of a different kind of cheese with your favorite. A smoothie might be a nice change of pace. - 3/12/2008 5:10:12 PM
  • Casey, I don't have alot of time to cook through the week either so on weekends I cook and freeze food in portions. Maybe that will work for you. - 2/2/2008 8:26:34 PM
    They now make individual brown rice cups that just need to be heated up, what a great idea for lunches! A thermos is a great way to go too - with soup or other hot foods. I also mix up a chicken breast salad or tuna salad that will last me several days. - 1/29/2008 1:15:37 PM
    Yes, Marie, they do. Check Target or Walmart. - 1/7/2008 12:40:24 PM
  • Those are good for people who have the use of a microwve, but what about us who want hot food during the winter months who don't havea microwaves available ?
    I am looking for awide outh thermos to cary cassaroles and soups in. Do theystill manufacture them? - 1/5/2008 7:21:32 AM
  • I pack my husband's lunch. I like to give him 'interesting' leftovers and lots of choices. If an extra chicken thigh keeps him from making a fast-food run, it's worth it. - 12/25/2007 11:13:31 PM
  • good ideas but i work out side and i cant do most of them - 12/15/2007 10:39:44 AM
  • Unfortunately I live in a place where so many of the items suggested can't be bought -- for example, if I want roast turkey meat instead of bologna, I would have to roast a turkey myself! The only meats available to buy for sandwiches are processed pork cuts (ham, sausage, etc). I find it very difficult to cook in the evenings in order to make a sandwich for the next day. The leftovers from my dinners (tossed vegetables, soups) don't lend themselves to sandwiches, and I don't have access to a microwave. So it's usually an apple, and some bread and cheese. Very boring. I just don't know what to do! This article doesn't really help my situation. - 12/8/2007 7:03:35 AM
    Great ideas. Lunches from leftovers sounds great. - 11/24/2007 9:30:24 PM
    Excellent tips. I will begin to make wiser choices with my bag lunches. - 11/23/2007 9:33:10 AM
  • I like this article very much. Great tips for lunches & snacks. I will be trying the tip for a great salad with the chick peas & corn. Sounds yummy. - 11/20/2007 8:52:35 AM

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