Pack a Lunch

Have you grown tired of going out to lunch? Packing a lunch is not just for kids. You can have a delicious, nutritious and inexpensive lunch with these titles from our digital collections.

Review provided by OverDrive
Most people take a lunch hour, but few take full advantage of their midday break. Instead of relaxing over a wonderful, wholesome meal, there's a frantic rush to the drive through, a slice of greasy pizza, or a sad peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Worse yet, there are those days when things are too hectic to get lunch at all, which results in low blood sugar, a bad mood, and diminished productivity.

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DELICIOUS GRAB-AND-GO LUNCHES! Discover the coolest way to pack a healthy, on-the-go meal! With tasty recipes and full-color photos, Mason Jar Lunches will show you how to combine fresh produce and whole foods into fun meals packed in adorable jars, including:• lasagna in a jar• poke sushi bowl• buffalo chicken salad• layered yogurt parfait• farro and roasted vegetable bowl• ramen with egg and broccoli• miso udon soup• charcuterie stack• burrito jar

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With over 60 delicious, healthful, unexpected recipes, BRING YOUR LUNCH ensures DIY lunchtime success—and significant weekly savings—while keeping the brown-bag doldrums away. And it doesn't matter if you're a make-ahead food planner or a harried last-minute type—with its innovative, doable strategies, cooks of all kinds can learn to overcome the obstacles that keep them hooked on expensive takeout or boring PB&Js. There are quick Last-Minute Lunches, including salads—Kale Salad Agrodolce, Beet and Apple Salad with Walnuts and Cheese—and sandwiches—Proscuitto and Provolone Sandwich with Fig Jam, Deli Counter Banh Mi, El Turkey Club. Leftover Leitmotifs: Lamb Pita with Spicy Yogurt Sauce, Vietnamese Lettuce Wraps, Salmon & Swiss Chard Summer Rolls, Lo Mein with Garlicky Greens. Recipes that use the freezer wisely—Pumpkin Curry with Shrimp, Easy Empanadas, and other recipes are ready to go when you are.

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Transitioning from skipping lunch or overspending on restaurant lunches to making your own lunch is now simpler, even if you have never cooked before. By taking charge of your lunch hour, you can save money and improve your diet as a result. Inside, you will find over 70 easy-to-prepare recipes, complete with nutritional analysis and a detailed guide on how to get started. All the easy-to-follow recipes have been kitchen-tested, have few ingredients and require at most 15-20 minutes of prep time. Determine your personal lunch style with a short survey, and then pick among the delicious recipes, which are separated into sections according to your preferred lunch style. Those sections are: Grab and Go, Traditionalist, Lunch Creative, Midday Gourmet and Social Networker. Also, included is a cost comparison for preparing each recipe versus buying a similar meal at a restaurant. Watch your savings grow with each recipe you prepare!

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