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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Brett Greenberg says ...
Whole Wheat Tortilla/Wrap filled with slices of grilled flank steak, grilled peaches, basil pesto, roasted peppers, and fresh mozzarella. Is it time for lunch?
08/02/2010 8:46:45 PM CDT
Dee says ...
A sandwich on Whole Food's unparalled spelt currant walnut bread with sliced Diestel turkey, organic 365 mustard, thinly sliced cucumber slices and cilantro leaves. A couple of fresh carrots snapped in half, and fresh fruit of choice, all from the produce section...love green apples in the winter and organic grapes for this season. Delicious and refreshing!!
08/02/2010 9:04:19 PM CDT
Erin from Long Island says ...
My all-time favorite take-along lunch is a sandwich on organic, sprouted bread. I load it up with arugula and tomatoes from my garden, organic sliced turkey, smooshed avocado (instead of mayo) red onion, and homemade mustard that is a combo of honey mustard and brown mustard.
08/02/2010 10:41:02 PM CDT
Erin from Long Island says ...
darn...i forgot..... I always have in-season, local fruit with me too!
08/02/2010 10:41:54 PM CDT
Kau Kau Wagon says ...
We make 500 lunches every Saturday. We have simple rules, healthy, cost effective, fresh, and very tasty. We start with fresh bread, honey oat is a fav of mine, or sweet bread hot dog buns, a small amount of mayo for flavor, small tomatoes, and fresh lettuce and 1/2 slice of cheese. With the hot dog buns u get a great home made sub sandwich. Then add in a fresh fruit, bananna, orange, apple, or even apple sauce. A then a sweet small mini snack of crackers, or cookies. 500 hungry needy people at a cost of 150. A full meal with a touch for the sweet tooth. Now that's lunch or dinner and breakfast some people. A meal of hope with the flavor of heart.
08/02/2010 11:08:55 PM CDT
Kau Kau Wagon says ...
ooops forgot we do add lunch meat thin sliced. :) Chicken, turkey, or ham works great.
08/02/2010 11:11:46 PM CDT
Stephanie Jackson says ...
pack a lunch contest egg salad made with light mayo topped with hungarian paprika (smoked or spicy) and fresh parsley on a whole wheat wrap or with whole wheat crakers, spring water with a few slices of lemon, and a fresh mango slices (pre-packaged) guava,or watermelon
08/02/2010 11:46:39 PM CDT
Lauren says ...
I bring a packed lunch to work everyday to save money and to ensure I'm getting essential nutrients! My favorite meal to bring on the go is a whole wheat pita stuffed with hummus, cucumbers, sprouts, tomatoes, olives, pepperoncinis and roasted red peppers. I also pack a banana paired with two tablespoons of natural chunky peanut butter and greek yogurt with fresh mixed berries. YUM. I usually pack this all the night before and have it ready to go. If I'm planning on working out or going for a run I'll also drink a protein shake a few hours after lunch! Bon APPETIT!
08/03/2010 3:26:41 AM CDT
Karen D. says ...
My son loves Bento style lunches. Whenever I make sushi for dinner, I make enough to send leftovers with him for lunch (usually California rolls). On the side, I send baby carrots and dip, grapes, and a handful of cashews. Reuseable water bottle. Lunch from the cafeteria will never be eaten by my kids.
08/03/2010 6:47:25 AM CDT
Melissa says ...
Lunch is packed everyday in our Vegan household. Today's lunch was homemade organic hummus with organic carrot & celery sticks, gardein beefless tip kabobs, whole grain pita with cucumber & tomato salad & blueberries for dessert. Yummy!
08/03/2010 7:25:33 AM CDT
Teresa Daniels says ...
I generally make extra when I cook dinner; that way I can pack healthy lunches for myself and my son for when we go to work. The current "one dish meal" is a rice concoction: fresh white bass that I caught yesterday, white rice, WFM Roasted Vegetable pasta sauce, garlic that I picked myself, various herbs that I grew, plus some Rocky Mtn Pepper Blend from WFM, a home grown purple bell pepper, some onion, and mushrooms all simmered together in a dish similar to a risotto. It's very tasty, economical, plus healthy and filling. What more could we want? If anyone wants dessert, there are fresh figs, watermelon, or white peaches to top things off.
08/03/2010 7:37:42 AM CDT
Allison Woolbright says ...
Sandwich with whole wheat bread, organic mustard, tomatoe(from the garden in summer),slice of organic cheese and a slice of lunchmeat. Usually grapes, sometimes apples,or watermelon. one organic carrot peeled and cut into sticks, and receintly home made potatoe salad with home grown red potatoes.
08/03/2010 8:01:06 AM CDT
Alexandra says ...
I love Mediterranean style dishes Plain Greek yogurt, a small side of couscous and Cut slices of Grilled chicken breast ( from yesterdays leftovers) all garnished with dill and half a lemon and a couple of blue cheese stuffed olives . Water to drink.
08/03/2010 8:54:08 AM CDT
Karen Sheppard says ...
Got a craving for a delicious lunch well take a bite out of this...try some whole wheat pasta with cilantro pesto topped off with toasted walnuts, along with lime grilled chicken breast topped with an avocado, tomato, green onion hash and for dessert some homemade cinnamon apples. YUM!
08/03/2010 8:58:59 AM CDT
Krystal Tanami says ...
I make myself a organic peanut butter and jam sandwich on whole grain bread with jam that I have preserved myself so their are no artificial ingredients just fruit and sugar. My preserves taste way better than anything you can buy in the store and because its made at home it counts as a serving of fruit. If I could figure out how to make peanut butter I would make that too. I also cut up either some cucumber or tomatoes and whatever whole fruit I have on hand just to have something cool and crisp in my lunch.
08/03/2010 9:15:01 AM CDT
Kristina Morris says ...
Left-Overs Delight: Last night, we grilled steaks and veggies. Today, I packed my husband a mouth-watering meal of sliced steak and with onions and tomatoes,atop a bed of organic brown Basmati rice(365 of course). A baggie of freshly chunked watermelon sealed the deal. I like to make sure he has something to look forward to at the office.
08/03/2010 9:19:30 AM CDT

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