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Andrew Morrions says ...
I usually go all out when it comes to lunch. My work is hard and long, so i need some protein to get this vegan bake on his feet. I make my own granola bars: Mix together rolled oats, cranberries, raisins, mixed nuts, whole flax seeds, agave syrup and a little apple juice. Put into a square baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for ten minutes or until slightly browned. Let it cool and cut into squares. Then i make a sandwich. I make many different ones, but here is a favorite of mine: Grab two slices of bread and put 365 creamy cashew butter on each. Then puree some avocado, shredded carrots, and banana. Put it one one side of the bread. On the other slice, put lettuce and tomato. Put the sandwich together. I love it. The sandwich almost taste like carrot cake with the bread texture, the carrot crunch, and the sweetness of the cashew butter. Enjoy!!!
08/02/2010 11:23:26 AM CDT
Monica says ...
Actually, here's what I packed for my lunch today: For my breakfast snack (since I didn't leave time to eat in the morning) is: Strawberry Kefir with organic chopped walnuts, & a side container with about 1 /4 cup of organic chopped cantaloupe & blueberries (sprinkled with ground flaxseed). For lunch (or my recess snack) loose leaf red lettuce mixed with arugula, tomatoes & drizzled with extra virgin olive oil (with a dash of sea salt & black pepper). I also included left over bbq'd mesquite grilled chicken. For my later afternoon snack: pretzels. To drink: pau d'arc tea & water. Voila! My brown bag lunches are always the best!! <3
08/02/2010 2:28:28 PM CDT
Lori Miroth says ...
I make my husband and kids school lunches everyday. Their lunches include a peanut butter and jelly sandwhich. Oraganic peanut butter and jelly on sprouted bread. A granola bar, today was a peach, and trail mix.
08/02/2010 2:23:51 PM CDT
Michelle says ...
A whole-wheat tortilla, smeared with hummus and wrapped around 2 cups of fresh spinach and a slice of cheese. Apple (with or without peanut butter) on the side.
08/02/2010 2:20:28 PM CDT
Laura says ...
I swear, there's nothing like a sandwich. Saturday at the Farmers Market I got some perfect avocados (from Mexico) and made some guacamole, which went beautifully on my tomato, Swiss cheese, bean sprouts and banana pepper sandwich. The tomato, cheese, sprouts and whole-grain bread (warm on Saturday ...) also came from the Market, as did my brown-bag splurge: Containers of cut-up cantaloupe and black raspberries, which stained my fingers as I snacked and worked. Mid-afternoon wakeup was a hard-boiled egg, bought from friends whose chickens run free (when my dog's not visiting ... then they run and hide!). I am totally full, wide awake, and ready to finish weekend chores when I get home. Yay!
08/02/2010 2:18:10 PM CDT
Danielle Rabin says ...
I recently made a farro and pearled couscous salad with goat cheese, asparagus, toasted almonds and lemon zest. Delish! I was getting quite bored of my turkey sandwich.
08/02/2010 2:15:19 PM CDT
Heather says ...
Fresh Sandwich, with meat, tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, and Dave's Killer Bread. On the side, blueberries, olives and fresh lemonade.
08/02/2010 2:14:19 PM CDT
Laura A. says ...
One of our favorites in our brown bags is a PB&H (all natural peanut butter and honey from the farmers market)on whole wheat bread made at Schulers, a local restaurant in town. A bag of grapes or an apple is a must! We also add carrots in a bag and put a few tablespoons of hummus in a container for dipping, along with a bottle of frozen water that will thaw by lunch time. Dessert anyone? Homemade honey and oat bars are a perfect ending (or beginning!). Oh yeah, you can't forget your I Love You note hidden in their brown bag!
08/02/2010 1:57:45 PM CDT
Trinh Nguyen says ...
Evol pork and green chili burrito. Side of romain lettuce and diced tomato. Cherries or blueberrt for dessert.
08/02/2010 1:55:23 PM CDT
Lisa Schultz says ...
Turkey, low fat cream cheese and spinach on a habenero/lime tortilla, baby bell cheese round (I mean, I AM from WI!!) and a whatchamacallit candy bar! Yum-O!!!
08/02/2010 1:53:32 PM CDT
Savannah says ...
Organic spicy buffalo style chicken strips; with a light organic ranch dressing, lettuce finely chopped, tomato slices and thinly sliced avocado... a sprinkle of sharp cheddar cheese topped with some olives on an organic whole wheat tortilla!! With an organic fruit bowl consisting of cantaloupe, blueberries, strawberries & honey dew, & some delicious rainier cherries... mhhhh!!! :D
08/02/2010 1:51:50 PM CDT
Leah says ...
I have this down to a science: "Home-made" soup - Make ahead - Freeze in one-serving containers. - Grab and go in the morning. Ingredients: 1 quart of tomato soup. 3-4 cups frozen vegetables (corn, peas, spinach; just about any will do. 2-3 cups cooked rice 2-3 cups cooked protein of your choice (for example, chicken, beef or tofu.) salt, pepper or herbs to taste. Divide the vegetables, rice and protein among five freezer-friendly one-serving containers. Add salt & pepper to taste. (You will probably want a little extra salt or herbs or the vegetables will dilute the flavor of the soup too much.) Pour soup over the vegetable/rice/protein mix to cover. Freeze. On Sunday evening, I make five portions, then grab one each morning on the way to work. I don't need to refrigerate it because it thaws slowly. When ready to eat, heat in a microwave. The vegetables don't get as overcooked as they do in canned soups. This is a great way to use left-overs, and I can switch out the vegetables or proteins to keep from getting bored. More substantial and much cheaper than canned soup. I know exactly what I'm getting - no mystery meat!
08/02/2010 1:36:33 PM CDT
Skylor says ...
My lunch: Kale and spinach with kasha (toasted buckwheat), bell peppers, blueberries and avocado. A few rolls of deli turkey on the side. I drizzle some olive oil, fresh squeeze lemon and lemon pepper on top. So delicious!!!
08/10/2010 10:35:25 AM CDT
Nina says ...
today I made my son's lunch which consisted of whole wheat pasta, mixed veggies, sliced peaches and blueberries and pulled rotisserie chicken.
08/09/2010 9:08:28 PM CDT
Lisa Goldberg says ...
Plain yogurt with diced mangoes Whole wheat crackers, cheese cubes Hard-boiled egg Apple Almonds and raisins mixed together
08/09/2010 9:08:28 PM CDT
Joe Baldwin says ...
I'll tell you what's for lunch, losing 40 pounds -- this year in addition to adding regular exercise to my daily routine I also started eating out much less and substituting with rice cakes, veggie meats and cheeses, produce, and what ever it took not to get bored with the 'same old sandwich'. That's a Whole lot of weight.
08/02/2010 1:18:55 PM CDT
Debby says ...
Made from as many organic items as I can find: whole grain wrap with homeade hummus and tabbouli, glass of milk and a bannana. Yum.
08/02/2010 1:15:23 PM CDT
Stephanie says ...
I love putting hummus on a whole wheat wrap and adding roasted red peppers and avocado. For a treat I have celery sticks dipped into almond butter.
08/02/2010 1:09:53 PM CDT
Sandy Grau says ...
I had my husband grill some eggplant, zuchinni, yellow squash and corn - I let it cool and chopped them up, mixed in some lemon juice and balsamic vinegar. This morning I made some brown rice, mixed it with some of the veggies and topped with a dab of parmesan cheese. One minute in the microwave and I was all set. Plus I have lunch for all week and I can change the taste by adding different cheese or seasonings all week.
08/02/2010 1:08:18 PM CDT
See says ...
Today I'll be feasting on Nature's Path organic Maple Nut hot oatmeal mixed with a handful of crushed organic raw walnuts. My oatmeal will be washed down with my daily Green Smoothie which consists of organic spinach/kale/chard, fresh ginger, organic lemon juice, organic apple, organic banana, organic celery, ground flax seeds and filtered water.
08/02/2010 1:03:51 PM CDT
Amy G. says ...
Salmon "candy," flaked and mixed with whipped cream cheese and a few capers, spread on fresh bagel crisps and topped with minced red onion. A sliced and salted ripe, local tomato on the side and fresh local cherries for dessert.
08/02/2010 1:00:52 PM CDT
Rebecca U. says ...
Whole wheat pita dressed with a small amount of mayo, swiss cheese, sliced cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, alvocado, and spouts.
08/02/2010 12:56:26 PM CDT
Sandy McCarthy says ...
Hummus, roasted red pepper, red onion and fresh spinach on toasted whole wheat bread. Fresh berry salad for desert. This will keep you satisfied all day!!
08/02/2010 12:42:56 PM CDT
Jennifer Cain says ...
I love this wrap: A whole-wheat tortilla (Ezekiel brand) Roasted red-pepper hummus as a light spread Mixed herbs/salad greens Sliced cherry tomatoes, green &/or black olives, bell peppers Shredded carrots and cabbage (like from a slaw mix) Some nuts or seeds for texture A little tuna (or sliced chicken or turkey if I have it) It's basically a salad in a wrap, with a little hummus to hold it together. It tastes so fresh, and it's easy to transport. I usually take it with a side of an apple or a bag of green grapes for a fresh, cool lunch.
08/02/2010 12:40:47 PM CDT
Carmen Payton says ...
Slice of Turkey and low fat cheese, light mayo, on whole wheat bread with a slice of lettace and tomato. Red Grapes on the side to satisfy your sweet tooth.
08/01/2010 5:38:09 AM CDT

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