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Sally says ...
pine nut hummus, sundried tomato spread, spinach, tomato, bell peppers, portabella mushrooms, cucumber on toasted whole wheat bread (or a bagel!) topped off with some oregano and pepper, served with an apple and juicy juice juice box!
08/02/2010 9:19:37 AM CDT
jen smith says ...
I pack a salad consisting of red leaf lettuce, pre-cooked shredded chicken, cherry tomatoes, pepadew peppers, fat free feta cheese, shredded carrots, cucumber, craisins, red beats and a Fuji apple. I eat it with a double fiber honey wheat english muffin sprinkled with cinnamon.
08/02/2010 9:19:45 AM CDT
Jessica says ...
Baby spinach salad with hummus and feta cheese on it. Pita bread on the side. 2 clementines and a bottle of iced coffee for "dessert."
08/02/2010 9:21:47 AM CDT
Jamie Outlaw says ...
Today's lunch is quinoa cooked with a white onion and bell pepper mixed with eggplant and yellow squash sauteed in olive oil with basil, oregano, sea salt, and blacked pepper. To finish it off, I mixed in a chopped tomato fresh from the farmer's market. Quinoa's a whole grain and protein, eggplants & squash are vegetables and tomatoes are a fruit (but I'm also packing some fresh peaches from the farmer's market)
08/02/2010 9:22:06 AM CDT
Jenn McGinty says ...
I pack leftovers usually - anything except fish! Some of my favorites leftovers: whole wheat spaghetti with roasted summer veggies and a sprinkling of parmesan, hummus and veggie wraps with pesto and feta, etc.
08/02/2010 9:22:28 AM CDT
Lindsey M says ...
My favorite is the leftover filling from my homemade taco salad (lean ground turkey mixed with kidney beans, corn, pineapple salsa and taco seasoning) topped with a little shredded sharp cheddar and wrapped up in a piece of lavash bread. It is delicious cold or hot and goes great with some baby carrots. Also love to snack on seasonal fruit - lately its been mango mixed with blueberries.
08/02/2010 9:22:40 AM CDT
M says ...
A whole wheat wrap with chicken, hummus, lettuce, tomato, cucumber. And an apple for dessert.
08/02/2010 9:24:42 AM CDT
Bonnie Davis says ...
I love freezing strawberries and blueberries and then putting them in a container with sugar or sweetner, and a little water, and then into my lunch bag. Not only do they help keep other things cold, but by the time lunch comes, I give them a good shake and they are slightly thawed and so delicious with the juice they've accumulated at the bottom! So good in the summer!
08/02/2010 9:24:47 AM CDT
Victoria Lane says ...
One of our favorite school day lunches (as we are gluten, soy and dairy free) is our own version of "lunchables". I take turkey, ham, sometimes salami (all nitrite and nitrate free of course) and cut it into small pieces for crakers. Our favorite goat cheese (we can tolerate this cheese) currently it is gouda and drunken goat from Whole foods, sliced thin and small. Also packed is Glutino whole grain crackers or Nut thins, various flavours. We add berries or any other kind of fruit in season, and baby carrots or a small salad. Some times a small gluten free cookie. Add a Healthy Kids juice pouch, and we have a healthy, fun lunch for school!
08/02/2010 9:25:37 AM CDT
Abi Moore says ...
My all-time-favorite brown bag lunch is make-your-own fajitas! In pre-cooked whole grain Spanish rice, sliced green pepper, onion, and zucchini/summer squash. You can also add a little cooked chicken or tofu! "Cook" in the microwave. Meanwhile, from another glass container, add sliced avocado, tomato, lettuce, and cheese. Combine on a couple whole wheat tortillas! It's a hot, fresh meal that is veggie and protein packed. And for dessert? A seasonal fruit mixed with vanilla yogurt! You can also make up some fresh guacamole with blue chips for a little afternoon fiesta.
08/02/2010 9:25:39 AM CDT
Kathy Walker says ...
The lunch I pack for my boys is below. 1 whole grain wrap,spread with peanut butter, drizzle with honey, and top with sliced bananas. Organic baby carrots with small container of Newmans's Own Ranch dressing. Then one homemade oatmeal raisin cookie for their dessert and a carton of horizon organic vanilla milk.
08/02/2010 9:26:48 AM CDT
Ashley says ...
My favorite "bag" lunch is blue corn tortilla chips covered with white corn & black beans (cooked in taco seasonings), topped with cheese, lettuce, black olives in a cute little bento box. I add a big slice of mango for something sweet.
08/02/2010 9:27:23 AM CDT
Beth Supina says ...
Super easy, kid friendly and a nice healthy mix. Toast 2 slices of whole grain bread, let cool. Spread with nutella and drizzle with honey. Serve with a crisp apple and milk! yummy
08/02/2010 9:27:55 AM CDT
Melissa Edwards says ...
My favorite brown bag lunch is to take a multi grain ciabatta roll or some Ezekiel bread. I drizzle both sides of the bread with balsamic vinegar then I sprinkle some chopped garlic on both sides place so fresh mozzarella, basil, roasted red peppers, and sliced red onion on the rolls and place them together than wrap in up tightly in cling wrap. I place that onto the bottom of my bag and then pile my drink, an apple or peach, and some nuts right on top and by the time lunch time rolls around I have a wonderful pressed sandwich and all the flavors blended together so well Yummy!!!!!!
08/02/2010 9:28:07 AM CDT
Abi Moore says ...
My all-time-favorite brown bag lunch is make-your-own fajitas! In one glass container, combine black beans, stewed tomatoes, pre-cooked whole grain Spanish rice, sliced green pepper, sliced onion, and sliced zucchini/summer squash. You can also add a little cooked chicken or tofu! “Cook” in the microwave. Meanwhile, from another glass container, add sliced avocado, tomato, lettuce, and cheese. Combine on a couple of whole wheat tortillas! It’s a hot, fresh meal that is veggie and protein packed. And for dessert? A seasonal fruit mixed with vanilla yogurt! You can also make up some fresh guacamole with blue chips for a little afternoon fiesta.
08/02/2010 9:29:06 AM CDT
Cherry Stewart says ...
I like to make paninis with wf pane bigio bread, pesto, garden tomatoes and 365 mozzarella. I get a small 365 fruit yogurt and top it with chopped fruit. I also grab an apple or whatever other fresh fruit is in season for a snack. To drink-365 mineral water with lime. Yum!
08/02/2010 9:29:34 AM CDT
Melanie says ...
California veggie burger broiled. Put on pretzel roll with garlic hummus. Half an apple sliced. Handful of tamari almonds. handful of raisens. 1/8th of bar of dark chocolate.
08/02/2010 9:36:43 AM CDT
Jamie Casolari says ...
My husband works 12hr shifts, so a healthy lunch with snacks is mandatory. Greek yogurt, sprinkled with chia and sesame seeds and slivered almonds with a drizzle of raw honey is his mid morning snack. He takes a large mixed seasonal greens, salad topped with cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, basil and nasturtium blossoms drizzled with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. His main dish includes grilled salmon or organic chicken with a side of roasted vegetables, currently zucchini, summer squash and red peppers. A seasonal fruit, from our organic orchard or berry patch. Plus,a homemade batch of Chocolate Zucchini cookies , Chocolate Beet Cupcakes or Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes are his current favorites. These provide a "sweet" but I bake using organic whole grains, dark chocolate, walnuts, and I reduce the sugar and add a generous addition of organic cinnamon.I send enough to share, so he usually has co-workers drop in for his afternoon snack. Recipes are almost always requested, so we just leave a stack next to the daily treat. Everything is packed in stainless steel and glass containers so no paper waste. The produce is local and organic fresh from our garden.
08/02/2010 9:37:31 AM CDT
Jennifer ramos says ...
1 slice of rudi's double fiber organic wheat bread stuffed with applegate organic smoked turkey, sprouts, 1 teaspoon of vegenaise, 1/2 oz of smoked gouda and red onion. Arugula salad with seedless cucumber, cherry tomatoes and a homemade parmesan, lemon, olive oil dressing. Dessert is 1/2 cup fage 0% fat yogurt with 6 almonds and 2 teaspoons of honey, handful of blueberries Bon apetit
08/02/2010 9:37:44 AM CDT
Michelle Shbeeb says ...
Fresh fruit cup, Greek yogurt with honey (kept in the freezer until time to pack), Hazelnut, chocolate spread on a wheat tortilla, and a side salad (icepack) with mixed greens, sunflower seeds, tomato, cucumbers, black olives, and green goddess salad dressing. :-) That's what I am having for my brown bag lunch! :-)
08/02/2010 9:37:48 AM CDT
Jan says ...
My favorite sandwich is multi grain bread spread with 2 tablespoons of red pepper hummus, then sprinkled with sunflower seeds and crumbled feta cheese. Add a couple of tomato slices and some baby spinach leaves and close that baby up! Mini carrots on the side, and a piece of dark chocolate for dessert. Yum!
08/02/2010 9:37:59 AM CDT
Aida Nunez says ...
This is my favorite healthy lunch that I have packed for lunch numerous times. I have lost 30 lbs, eat healthy, and save money at the same time. I take low fat vanilla yogurt add frozen strawberries & blueberries. I add a banana on the side. On other occasions, I make instant oatmeal, yes, for luch and add a tablespoon of peanut butter. Enjoy trying my favorite meal !!! You'll love that it's healthy, help you lose weight, and it will save you money !!! Yes !!!!
08/02/2010 9:38:03 AM CDT
KimP says ...
1/2c cooked garbanzo beans 1 persian cucumber (2 if on the small side) 1 medium tomato, chopped 1/4 red onion, chopped cilantro, chopped juice of 1/2 lemon splash of olive oil sea salt, pepper & cayenne to taste mix all ingredients together. by the time you eat lunch the flavours will be well combined. also lovely with other chopped fresh herbs such as basil, rosemary, oregano, and thyme.
08/02/2010 9:41:26 AM CDT
rob says ...
its hard to find a veggie meal sometimes. I love to make an avocado sandwich with lettuce, onion, tomato and soy cheese on some multigrain bread. on the side, get a nice piece of fruit (whatever is in season) and a chocolate soy pudding.
08/02/2010 9:41:34 AM CDT
Rebecca L. says ...
My favorite lunch to go is a hearty quinoa salad. Unlike most sandwiches, the quinoa salad doesn't get soggy and can even last without refrigeration, depending on the ingredients inside (it's great airplane food for example!) Just cook and cool some quinoa and add your favorite veggies, cheese or protein. I recommend a nice summer quinoa lunch - try red quinoa, toasted pumpkin or sunflower seeds or a mix of both with corn, cilantro, chives, diced tomatoes, diced cucumber and topped with an avocado dressing (mix avocado with lemon juice, olive oil, salt/pepper and cilantro, plus some ground coriander if you have it for extra zing). This salad can also be adapted to the seasons - try feta, cranberries and grilled chicken with white quinoa in the fall or winter, or peas, asparagus, goat cheese and mint in the spring. Or, you can add sesame seeds, avocado, carrots, red peppers and tofu cubes for a great vegan entrée. I'd add some carrot sticks to munch on, and an apple for dessert, plus some crackers or bread to eat with the quinoa salad. It's a delicious and healthy lunch - perfect for traveling, a picnic or just a work lunch! You can also add a cookie or two for some extra sweetness of course :) Bon appétit!
08/02/2010 9:42:04 AM CDT

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