We're dishing up new brown-bag classics for your lunch hour.
You'll be looking forward to lunchtime when you pack your trusty brown bag with one of these midday meals. From wraps and sliders to salads and tabbouleh, we have enough inspiration to ensure your lunch is anything but dull.
Quinoa contains more protein than any other grain, making this salad substantial enough to keep you satisfied through the
end of the day. Edamame makes a tasty substitute for lima beans in this recipe. Who says lunchtime isn't about presenation?
Layer the bottom of your trusty plastic lunch container with spinach leaves before piling on this hearty salad.
View Recipe: Black Bean-Quinoa Salad with Basil-Lemon Dressing
These sandwiches take everything you love about a Niçoise salad and put it between two slices of a baguette, making this complete
meal portable enough for a brown bag.
View Recipe: Pan Bagnat (Niçoise Salad Sandwiches)
"If you're working, you can do a lot of prep before, when you do have time," says recipe developer Christine Datian. Datian
recommends buying prechopped vegetables from the grocery store. If necessary, you can even soak the bulgur overnight. Pack
a side of hummus and a few carrot sticks to complete the meal.
View Recipe: Spicy Southwestern Tabbouleh
This classic New England sandwich comes together in a snap if you purchase lobster tails and have them steamed at the fish
counter. Assemble the sandwich before heading out the door. Need a snack? Pack a portion of salt & pepper chips for a little crunch.
View Recipe: Picnic-Perfect Lobster Rolls
If you're firing up the grill for dinner, take the time to grill a few slices of onion, a bell pepper and sliced eggplant
for lunch the next day. Store grilled veggies in the refrigerator overnight and then assemble in the morning. Serve with a
light pasta salad.
View Recipe: Grilled Veggie and Hummus Wraps
Fresh and light describe the flavors of this salad. With pops of green onions, herbs and cucumber, and bright red bell pepper,
this dish will be a delight for both the eyes and the palate. This one-dish wonder makes for the ideal brown-bag choice.
View Recipe: Lemony Orzo-Veggie Salad with Chicken
Homemade muffins, a crispy panko topping, fresh guacamole—and don't forget the bacon—you've got to try this one. Pack a small
plastic container with a side of slaw (we recommend our Cabbage Slaw with Tangy Mustard Dressing).
View Recipe: Southwest Crispy Chicken Sliders
Indian spices pair well with tangy nectarines but you can also use peaches, if you prefer.
View Recipe: Curry Chicken Wraps with Nectarine Chutney
Leftover chicken from last night's dinner? Throw it into this salad for an extra punch of protein at lunchtime.
View Recipe: Bulgur Salad with Edamame and Cherry Tomatoes