Kids aren’t the only ones that are getting brown bag lunches now that it is back to school. If you are trying to save money, or just like to keep track of what you eat, bringing your own lunch is the best way to go. But does it always have to be a sandwich, an apple and a drink? Um NO!
I have the cure of the boring brown bag lunch. The new cook book Mason Jar Salads and More: 50 Layered Lunches to Grab and Go by Julia Mirabella, is FULL of delicious and fun new salads that you can bring to work, or on a day trip. And what is more fun than a lunch in a mason jar? These are much more than just lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers with dressing. I have two of my favorite recipes, Pomegranate and Pear Salad and a Spinach, Radish and Quinoa salad, just for my readers to brighten up your daily lunch break.
Don’t be afraid of adding fruit or grains to your salads. I do this all the time with leftovers in my fridge and it adds a lot of texture and great flavor to my lunches. YUM!