Healthy Lunch Recipes

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22 Healthy Lunch Ideas

Our definitive guide to a healthy lunch on the go—complete with nutrition-boosting tips, make-ahead strategies, and tasty pack-and-go recipes.

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Beef and Barley Soup Recipes

Beef and Barley Soup

Homemade soups and stews are great options for to-go lunches. They tend to get better with time, so here making ahead buys you time and flavor. Lamb may be used in place of chuck steak, if desired. Use one pound of boneless leg of lamb, cut into one-inch pieces.

Smart Packing Tip: Temperature control is key when packing a lunch. Keep cold food cold (below 40°) and hot food hot (above 140°) as it travels. Use insulated lunch bags, coolers, thermoses, ice bags, and frozen gel packs to help with temperature control.

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