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Happy Lunches

Deb Ivy

Happy Lunches: Top lunch trends to inspire your mid-day meal on the go!

LOVE your lunch! Put away the PB & J, stop with the soggy, lifeless salads! These mid day delights will fill you up and make you feel great! Good & good for you!

Happy Lunches: Top lunch trends to inspire your mid-day meal on the go - the lv guide

Salad in a Jar

Makes you want to eat your greens…and gives you the excuse to buy those cute little weck jars! The basic premise is dressing first, protein second, chopped veggies, beans, nuts, seeds then lastly add your greens. Shake up or tossing a bowl and voila! Get the White Bean, Fennel & Chorizo Salad recipe.

Happy Lunches: Top lunch trends to inspire your mid-day meal on the go - the lv guide

Make Ahead Lunchtime Smoothie

Kale is calling! This make ahead smoothie is perfect for lunch on the fly. Mix on Sunday – and take them to work all week long. Food 52 shows us how to make this nutrient packed deliciousness: Get your Green Goddess recipe.

Happy Lunches: Top lunch trends to inspire your mid-day meal on the go - the lv guide

Ploughman’s Lunch

Healthy can also mean hearty. A staple lunchtime meal in English pubs – the Ploughman’s Lunch includes a platter of pickle, cheese, crusty bread, sometimes meat and often is accompanied with a nice, cold beer. Skip the salami and sub in some almonds and whole grain bread….and that beer could be seltzer! Get the Ploughman’s Lunch ideas for fixings.

Happy Lunches: Top lunch trends to inspire your mid-day meal on the go - the lv guide

BLT Lettuce Wrap

BLTs – not just for bread anymore. Bon Appetit offers a healthy take on a classic. Bib lettuce, avocado, tomato and an easy breezy lemon cream sauce.You could even sub in some Fakin’ Bacon if you’re feeling more like an FBLT. Get the BLT recipe.

Happy Lunches: Top lunch trends to inspire your mid-day meal on the go - the lv guide

Breakfast for lunch

Not quite “brunch” …as we’re talking frozen waffles here. However, if you slice up a whole grain version of this typical toaster treat (they’re fully cooked and ok to eat thawed), pack a side of plain greek yogurt drizzled with maple syrup, add an egg and some fruit and you have a quick grab & go lunch. No recipe required! Get some ideas for delicious frozen waffle options.

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