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Get a Real Lunch

Get a Real Lunch

Ever wonder why everyone’s in such a hurry to get out of the office at lunchtime? They’re in search of a decent meal. After choking down one bologna sandwich too many, they’ve lost all faith in their lunch-making abilities.

But the alternative isn’t much better. Ye Olde Lunch Tavern’s daily special, while tasty at the time, will probably render you sluggish and virtually useless later on. Exactly what was in that meatloaf anyway?

Fire up that imagination and start packing yourself some decent homemade lunches--they’re healthier and cheaper. Fill an insulated thermos with leftovers. Sauté artichokes or other vegetables with garlic and oil. Toss lettuce and veggies with last night’s chicken. The list of possibilities is endless and way healthier (and more satisfying) than the mystery meatloaf.

While you’re at it, get yourself a stylin’ lunch box. The old-fashioned metal type with matching thermos works nicely, preferably in a Peanuts or Scooby-Doo motif. For more grown-up lunch ideas, check out this WebMD article.

What’s your favorite from-home lunch?

Posted: 10/12/08
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Mmm a hummus wrap, I'll have to try that! I usually go a week of PB&J, then a week of meat/cheese sandwiches, but I should really mix it up before getting too bored.

  • By Karadc
  • on 10/12/08 10:52 PM EST

I love PB&J too, but it can get really boring after a while. I've been making a little extra at dinner and taking that for lunch the next day. Those microwaveable soups from Healthy Choice are really good, too. I love the Italian Wedding Style one.


I'm a Peanut Butter and Jelly person. I'll use whole wheat bread or date nut bread if I'm throwing care to the wind. : ) It's filling and the peanut butter is supposed to help curb your craving for sugar.