Fast & Fresh brown-bag lunches

These tasty lunches make great on-the-go options, ready in 30 minutes or less

Radicchio, Roasted Pepper, and Provolone Ciabatta Sandwiches

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Radicchio, Roasted Pepper, and Provolone Ciabatta Sandwiches

The vegetables in these sandwiches don't get soggy as they stand, and the flavors benefit from a little time together.

Recipe: Radicchio, Roasted Pepper, and Provolone Ciabatta Sandwiches

Chicken, Bacon, and Blue-Cheese Sandwiches

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Chicken, Bacon, and Blue-Cheese Sandwiches

How could bacon, blue cheese, and chicken be bad? We’ve made the combo even better with creamy avocado and sweet roasted bell peppers, but you could use tomatoes instead.

Recipe:  Chicken, Bacon, and Blue-Cheese Sandwiches

Spicy Peanut, Carrot, and Snap Pea Wraps

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Spicy Peanut, Carrot, and Snap Pea Wraps

This easy wrap is perfect for when refrigeration isn’t available. A little sweet, a little spicy, a little nutty-it’s sure to add zip to your lunch hour.

Recipe:  Spicy Peanut, Carrot, and Snap Pea Wraps

Mediterranean Garden Wraps

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Mediterranean Garden Wraps

Loaded with fresh veggies, this is a fresh and healthy take on the classic lunch wrap.

Recipe: Mediterranean Garden Wraps

Greek Tuna Salad

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Greek Tuna Salad

Sure, mayo-laden tuna salad is tasty, but not necessarily waistline friendly. This easy Mediterranean spin on tuna salad skips the mayo in place of tangy vinaigrette.

Recipe:  Greek Tuna Salad

Chicken, Corn, and Tomato Pasta Salad

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Chicken, Corn, and Tomato Pasta Salad

This easy pasta salad gets its creaminess from ricotta and sour cream for extra cheesy-tang. Substitute your favorite vegetables to add variety to your lunches.

Recipe:  Chicken, Corn, and Tomato Pasta Salad

Cold Soba Salad with Crisp Vegetables

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Cold Soba Salad with Crisp Vegetables

Nutty soba noodles are good both warm and cold and are perfect in this healthy vegetable-laden lunch-you won’t miss the meat. 

Recipe:  Cold Soba Salad with Crisp Vegetables

Green Salad with Chicken and Pink Grapefruit

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Green Salad with Chicken and Pink Grapefruit

Pack your dressing separately from your greens and chicken and toss right before you’re ready to eat-this will prevent a soggy salad.

Recipe:  Green Salad with Chicken and Pink Grapefruit

Shrimp, Watercress, and Millet Salad

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Shrimp, Watercress, and Millet Salad

Using already cooked bay shrimp makes this salad a breeze to prepare. If you don’t have millet on hand, substitute whole-wheat couscous or your favorite grain.

Recipe:  Shrimp, Watercress, and Millet Salad

Grilled Eggplant Naan Wraps with Tahini-Yogurt Dressing

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Grilled Eggplant Naan Wraps with Tahini-Yogurt Dressing

Because naan breads are so thick, they don’t get as soggy as other breads. Grill extra eggplant so you can have these sandwiches throughout the week.

Recipe:  Grilled Eggplant Naan Wraps with Tahini-Yogurt Dressing

Pesto Arugula Wraps

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Pesto Arugula Wraps

With just 4 ingredients, this recipe couldn’t be simpler to prepare. Pair it with almonds and some fresh fruit for a complete lunch.

Recipe:  Pesto Arugula Wraps

Turkey Chutney Sandwich

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Turkey Chutney Sandwich

Everyone loves a turkey sandwich, but the classic can get old after a week or two. This version adds apples and chutney for a dose of sweetness and crunch to make you crave that turkey sandwich again.

Recipe:  Turkey Chutney Sandwich

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