Brown Bag It! 14 Great Ideas for Weekday Lunches

Brown Bag It! 14 Great Ideas for Weekday Lunches

Faith Durand
Aug 30, 2010
Looking for lunch? Maybe you're making an effort to pack your lunch more often as you head into the busy autumn season? Here is a roundup of 10 good ideas, recipes, and menus that will help you throw a lunch together.

14 Great Ideas for Weekday Lunches

1 Make Your Own Fruit-on-the-Bottom Yogurt Cups - Why buy yogurt cups? Make your own, and you can use homemade yogurt, too, if you're inclined. • 2 5 Lunches Under 400 Calories - Five nourishing, well-balanced lunches. • 3 For Tomorrow's Lunch: 10 Basics to Cook Tonight - 10 make-ahead staples (mostly starches) that can form the base for a week of lunches. • 4 How To Poach an Egg in the Microwave - A great addition to your office lunches! • 5 Make-Ahead Recipe: Thin-Sliced Roasted Pork with Southwestern Spices - A great recipe for make-ahead lunches. • 6 Egyptian Tomato Soup - Ready for soup? Try this recipe with fresh summer tomatoes. • 7 Crisp Tuna-Cabbage Salad - A fresh take on tuna. • 8 10 Vegan Lunch Ideas - Ideas for the vegan brown-bagger. • 9 Make Your Own Lunch Box Ice Packs - A simple how-to on making your own ice packs. • 10 Lunch-Packing Inspiration - A lovely gallery of inspiring lunches. • 11 Back To Work and School: 15 Great Lunchbox Snacks - Homemade granola bars, and more. • 12 Pack a Lemon in Your Lunch Bag - A lemon! So many uses! • 13 Sweet and Funny Lunchbox Notes - Write your sweetie a note for the lunchbox. • 14 Zojirushi Mr. Bento Stainless Lunch Jar - One of the best lunchbox options out there.

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