Help for Brown Bag Blues

It’s about this time every year- midway through 1st semester- that we get tired of our brown bag lunches.  Try any of these updates:

Change up the bread:  try whole grain pita pockets to ‘stuff’ or tortillas to ‘wrap’.  Try whole grain bagels, English muffins or rolls.

Change up the protein:   Try different nut butters (almond, hazelnut or soybean), hummus, eggs (hard boiled or salad-style), fat free refried beans (spread on a tortilla with some shredded cheese).

Add some color: sugar snap peas, sliced red/yellow/orange bell peppers, shredded carrots and/or thinly sliced cucumbers on sandwiches, apple slices (dipped in orange juice to prevent browning), or dried fruits like cherries, cranberries, and apricots.

I will be posting a 5 day menu of brown bag lunches…look for it soon!

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