Recipes for healthy brownbagging?
June 27, 2011 2:27 PM Subscribe
Brown Bagging for the boyfriend! We've come to a compromise- He won't eat Doritos and a brownie for lunch everyday if I pack him something else. Alas, he is getting bored. I need some recommendations for recipes. What is your favorite semi-portable snack?
posted by Blisterlips to Food & Drink (17 answers total) 41 users marked this as a favorite
I am a long-time vegetarian and salad lover- and he is not. I don't mind cooking meat or making meaty sandwiches- I really just kind of don't know how to branch out of my own minimalist-lunch leanings. I'm not too worried about salt or calories (he's a healthy weight)- but processed food makes my skin crawl.
Example Meal- today was a sandwich (turkey bacon, avocado, spinach, cucumber and tomato) steamed broccoli and asparagus, and a shepherd salad (cucumber, tomato, parsley, onion, lemon juice, feta and apple vinegar).
Things that i can make in bulk and freeze for later would be especially welcome. Other totally welcome things: Stews, sandwiches, ethnic foods, different ways to present vegetables, new sides.
difficulty: No microwave and he's allergic to most dairy/ can't have spicy food (like chili pepper). BUT if you have a great suggestion that contains either= please share. I am very good at modifying the heck out of recipes!
Ease- We live in NYC and I am absolutely able and willing to hunt around for unusual ingredients.