There are probably many reasons why lunch is still a light sandwich or soup for a lot of people. The main culprit, I suspect, is our work lives. It's just not possible to cook, not to mention eat, a large meal on a short lunch hour. Also, larger meals can often lead to a period of feeling sluggish while we digest our feast and, since we've abandoned the concept of an afternoon siesta, this can be a real problem if you want to have a productive afternoon.
Still, some people are getting around this by packing a hearty lunch and certainly those of us who work from home can modulate our work day to accommodate a larger mid-day meal. What tips and tricks do you have for fitting in most of your calories before sundown?
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(Image: Babette's Feast )