Eating Light: What's For Lunch Today?

In our current open thread, reader snowonturtles says: I'm desperately looking for a few great, easy, fast lunch recipes. Light would also be a plus! My husband and I both come home for lunch, but end up eating Trader Joe's soup (which is great!, but we need a break) and sandwiches. Help?

Well, here's our light lunch from yesterday, but we're looking for more inspiration! What are you eating for lunch today?

We made a super quick lunch yesterday with leftovers. We mixed the leftovers of a raw kale salad, juicy with lemon and olive oil, with half a can of Trader Joe's marinated bean salad. We like these canned beans; there's a mix of various beans, including garbanzos, in a light marinade of herbs and oil.

We mixed the beans and kale, heated it up a little, and ate it with a piece of bread to sop up the delicious oils. Greens are so quick and easy -- they form the base of a lot of our lunches right now.

OK - your turn! What's for lunch today and this week? We want to be inspired with some good light and healthy eating in January; tell us how you're doing it!

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.

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