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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.