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Diana Schryver says ...
I have newly diagnosed egg and dairy allergies, so somtimes eating on the go can be a challenge! I took a Spelt Right Everything Emma Bagel, toasted it and topped with Amy's Texas Veggie Burger, avacado slices, romaine lettuce. Place on plate with fresh baby carrots and finish with delish fresh cherries! Yum! This was a lunch last week that happened to capture my imagination... Happy to furnish a photo if I win!
08/02/2010 8:38:14 PM CDT
Julianne says ...
Roasted red pepper hummus with whole wheat grain water crackers and creamed spinach. Yummy!
08/10/2010 10:35:38 AM CDT
Jim Hayes says ...
My packed lunch would include a hot turkey sandwich, with cranberries, watermelon, strawberries, baby carrots and a peanut butter & jelly sandwich.
08/02/2010 8:26:04 PM CDT
Alexa Zerkow says ...
A picture perfect lunch for me would include the following: A sandwich consisting of two slices of sour dough whole wheat bread with albacore tune lightly tossed in extra virgin olive oil and an array of herbs, a slice of swiss, romaine lettuce, and a juicy slice of tomato from my grandpa's garden. My side would be sliced fresh red bell pepper with a bit of garlic hummus and to satisfy my sweet tooth, a handful of fresh berries(raspberries- my favorite -a must!). And maybe a square of 85% dark chocolate...scrumdidiliumpscious!
08/02/2010 8:21:29 PM CDT
Betsey says ...
We're trying to cut back on processed foods and meats, but my husband never would eat turkey sandwiches, as he said it has no flavor. So we started buying whole turkey breasts and grilling them on the weekend. It makes incredible sandwiches all week...fix on whole grain bread (preferably Whole Foods sprouted wheat!!) with some avocado slices. Yummy!! I put frozen edemame in a reuseable container and they are thawed by lunchtime. Add whatever friut or veg is in season...those ziplock steam bags work great to steam veggies in the micro.
08/02/2010 8:03:23 PM CDT
Anna Chumakova says ...
I love thai/asian cuisine for a nice kick and a whole fountain of flavor..My favourite are fresh spring rolls that I managed to learn to prepare myself..Basically i wrap any veggies that i have(usually cucumbers, mint, carrots, cilantro, avocado) in rice paper and mix a dipping sauce in a blender with soy sauce, garlic, lemon, salt, black pepper, olive oil or tahini...it super fast and fresh and crunchy...healthy but super flavorfull!!! Sometimes if i am short on time even more i will use nori sheets instead of rice paper...even faster! and no need for sauce in this case as nori already salty..
08/02/2010 7:24:49 PM CDT
Sarah Dore says ...
For our two girls who are busy at summer camp, we invested in two reusable lunch box containers to keep food cool and organized. They were expensive but it was a solid purchase we've used every day. I trick them with whole grain bread that "looks white" with homemade strawberry jelly and peanut butter. The reusable containers get a handful of pretzles and a handful of loose fruit (blueberries/strawberries/grapes or cut up kiwi). The top compartment gets a yogurt, a cheese stick, another fruit, whole wheat crackers and an Honest Kids juice box. We're trying to work together as a family to reduce waste and excess cost, so i'm happy when the kids eat everything (smaller compartments are perfect for kid bellies!) and they are proud of reusing (their lunchbox), reducing (their waste) and recycling (the limited trash they have!) As a busy working mom it's really important that we shop and eat smart!
08/02/2010 7:20:27 PM CDT
Simi Walker says ...
Thanksgiving sandwich smoked honey turkey on whole grain wheat (or substitute udi's gluten free whole grain) w/olive oil mayonnaise dijon mustard dried cranberries arugula tomatoes sides sliced apples w/a squeeze of lemon juice to keep them preserved until lunchtime and for a little kick to the flavor. plain yogurt w/crushed peanuts, raisins, and honey. I would drink water with lunch or a 365 ginger ale is always good for a little bubble and real ginger.
08/10/2010 10:35:33 AM CDT
Jessica Blair says ...
My kiddos take organic peanut butter and (local) honey sandwiches on whole grain bread, edamame, strawberries and veggie chips. Water or fruit juice to drink. At my preschool, we require that the kids bring their own "brownbag" lunch so th...at the other children can see a variety of healthy choices with the goal being that they will want to try them too. All of the children bring great healthy food. We even count and make a list of all the healthy items brought everyday (fruits, veggies, grains, etc). We look for "everyday foods" and "sometime foods." We all look forward to lunch time! See More
08/02/2010 6:55:59 PM CDT
cyndee tokash says ...
i made torellini salad with fresh cheese tortellini, grape tomatoes, black olives, green peppers, fresh mozarella, basil and a balsamic dressing. i had some raw carrots, an apple and ginseng tea. yum!
08/02/2010 6:55:55 PM CDT
Leashieloo says ...
An Italian marinated chicken breast tucked into a whole wheat wrap with lettuce, sprouts, and veggies paired with apple slices drizzled with PB is a delish lunch.
08/02/2010 6:50:20 PM CDT
Heidi Jameson says ...
My daughter who is almost 12 and I love to get creative with our brown bags. One of our favorite lunches is a roasted veggie and cheese wrap (whole wheat wrap, spread with a wedge of Laughing Cow chees, then layered with organic salad greens, pepper jack chees, black beans and broiled kernels of corn and green and red peppers - and whatever other veggies that work roasted that are in season in our garden), and a homemade yogurt parfait - fresh berries (or peaches if they are really ripe and juicy), layered with a little granola and fat-free plain organic yogurt.
08/02/2010 6:42:05 PM CDT
Carol Ruano-Rodriguez says ...
Tomato Basil wrap with four precooked strips of foster farms grilled chicken strips, on a bed of baby greens fresh basil and sprinkle with feta cheese, throw on some fresh sun dried tomatoes, a spoon of light sour cream...there youve got it a healthly cool yummi balanced lunch...enjoy
08/02/2010 6:09:09 PM CDT
Nanette says ...
Today I had a hearty portion of black bean-shoepeg corn-jalapeno-onion-tomato salsa with fresh cilantro...delish! And its so easy to make! Used flax soy tortilla chips as well....so delish and healthy carb...as well as adding an interesting texture to the meal! Topped that off with some fresh fruit salad of watermelon, orange, grapes and cherries. and water of course!
08/02/2010 5:39:02 PM CDT
Denise says ...
My own healthy invention of a lunch includes a sushi nori (veg) wrapped in chicken, 2 hard boil egg whites and flax granola bites (my favorite is oatmeal raisin from Deerfield Farms). This contains 1300 mg ALA Omega-3's, made with 100% whole grains, low in saturated fat and low in cholesterol. My personal trainer introduced me to these yummy treats. They are best eaten right after working out. Oh yes, and for desert a ripe peach which is perfect for the summer season!
08/02/2010 5:37:44 PM CDT
Rick says ...
Todays fare will be...A generous portion of gogo rice with steamed orange cauliflower and broccoli...The topped with a smoked chicken thigh ..... All washed down with a cocnut juice... mmmm Ono!!
08/02/2010 5:07:18 PM CDT
Corrine Weber says ...
This would be great for the kids or the parents. I make a wrap with turkey, grated cheese (I like Jalapeno), spinach, 365 light mayo on a wheat wrap or other flavored wrap.(Make it interesting). Add to the lunch bag your choice: Applesauce cup/ Fresh fruit in season Baby Carrots and or Celery with dressing/dip Coleslaw or Broccoli Slaw or Carrot Salad Trail mix / dried fruit Granola cookie or muffin Pumpkin seeds / sunflower seeds etc. Green tea Just remember to keep items cold with and ice pack
08/02/2010 5:28:23 PM CDT
Christine says ...
Whole wheat tortilla or lavash bread (whatever I have in the cupboard), mustard (love raspberry wasabi!), baby spinach leaves, thinly sliced tomato, slice or two of deli turkey meat, diced onion, then wrap it up! Add some baby carrots and a Fiber One bar if you have a sweet tooth or for a quick afternoon snack and there ya go!
08/02/2010 4:33:28 PM CDT
Lindsey says ...
Salad and a beer! Every single day.
08/02/2010 4:47:42 PM CDT
Deborah says ...
The yummiest sandwich ever-- whole grain bread, thin-sliced havarti cheese, thin-sliced avocado, and alfalfa sprouts-- with an apple or plum for dessert. The filling sandwich satisfyingly offers both smooth and crunchy textures, and the dessert fruit makes the mouth feel so fresh afterwards.
08/02/2010 4:05:33 PM CDT
Alexis says ...
I would pack a salad full of field greens, carrots, onions, green peppers, blueberries, strawberries, and mandarin oarnges with frilled chicken on top splashed with a low calorie rasberry vinagrette. It would also be accompanied with a slice of whole grain bread.
08/09/2010 10:40:00 PM CDT
Darsh says ...
this is my favorite leftover healthy lunch: brown rice with black beans (in a glass, heatable container), topped with natural mild cheddar cheese. Plus...a salad of romaine/spinach, bell peppers, tomatoes that I toss onto the beans and rice after its warmed. Its so yummy!
08/02/2010 3:53:11 PM CDT
Joe Dotson says ...
Lunch: no time for breakfast beyond a power smoothie. Make ahead of time and enjoy anytime. Buckwheat griddle cakes with bananas, chocolate chips, and pan toasted crushed walnuts topped off with dark raw agave. Serve also with a combo of mixed potatoe home fries (red, yukon, and sweet potatoes, tossed with slivered onions and crushed garlic seasoned with herbs fresh or dried, tossed in olive oil and baked at 425 for 15-25 minutes follwed by broil for 3 minutes to blister potatoes, if desired. serve with iced coffee with almond milk. A favorite Sunday item when everyone rolls out of bed at around noon! Protien: walnuts/almond milk Whole grain: buckwheat pancake mix from Arrowhead Mills Fruit: bananas Vegetables: mixed potatoes, onions and garlic
08/02/2010 3:40:54 PM CDT
Kim says ...
Sprouted organic bread, organic peanut butter and naturally sweetened all fruit jelly. Can't beat a classic! :)
08/02/2010 3:40:38 PM CDT
Marissa Crupi says ...
Used leftover oven "baked" breaded eggplant topped it with baby spinach leaves, roasted peppers, shredded mozzarella then drizzled with balsamic vinegar on a whole wheat bagel thin. I then popped it on my paninni grill 3 min each side and got it all squishhhed together. Wrapped it in foil & put in an insulated bag. Stayed warm all day and was perfectly mm~melted & delectably DDD-licous!! YUM! :)
08/02/2010 3:12:33 PM CDT

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