If you take a few minutes to put your lunch together instead of reaching for a packaged or take-out meal, you’ll likely eat
fewer calories, make healthier food choices, and part with less cash.
3 ideas to gourmet brown-bag it
1) Toss mixed greens with thin slices of roast chicken from last night’s dinner, plus canned chickpeas. Pack separate containers of lemon vinaigrette and whole-grain croutons, then toss at lunchtime.
2) Dress up a salad of canned albacore (go to seafoodwatch.com for “best choice” details) with curry mayo and chopped grapes and stuff into whole-wheat pita. Add a pineapple, kiwi, and coconut salad.
3) Wrap bacon, avocado, sprouts, hummus, and tomato in big wholewheat tortillas. Tuck in baked chips and a sports bottle with pomegranate juice.