My job allows for a short lunch break. So short that even a trip to the company cafeteria eats up two-thirds of the time allotted for lunch. The upside of this is that I save lots of money by brown-bagging it every day. So when Food Network’s Healthy Eats blog issued a brown bag challenge for the month of September, I immediately jumped in.
I like a good sandwich, but the prospect of eating one every single day makes me sad. I like to mix it up during the week. Here’s what I’ve come up with so far:
Thursday, September 1
Friday, September 2, 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Leftovers again. This time it was chicken chili with melted cheese, fat-free Greek yogurt, and avocado. It was a rainy day so a hot lunch was welcome. I’m still working on the chili recipe. I’ll post it once I feel it is blog-worthy.
Thursday, September 8,2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
Grazing again. Look at that teeny round of brie. Trader Joe’s calls them Mini Brie Bites and they are my new favorite thing. I also had sopressata, a small spinach salad, multi-grain chips, and yogurt.
So far so I think I am doing well with this challenge. I think the hardest part (besides remembering to take a picture of my lunch every day) is coming up with new ideas. I admit that many of my lunches in the past were frozen entrées by Healthy Choice. So, dear blog reader, what do you like to pack for lunch? Leave a comment below. If I use your suggestion — I’ll give you a free…shout-out!