The Ultimate Guide to Packing Lunches
New ways to eat leftovers, inspiration from a Rubik's Cube and more ideas for delicious brown-bag cuisine that'll please everyone.
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Don't Forget a Smart Sweet
You could just throw a few cookies into a baggie and call it dessert...or you could steal one of the brilliantly simple ideas from J.M. Hirsch's upcoming book Beating the Lunch Box Blues
. Here are three of his most ridiculously easy—and delicious—brown-bag lunch upgrades: Dunk fruit in chocolate yogurt; dip pretzels into soft goat cheese that you've topped with all-fruit grape jelly; or take those aforementioned cookies and turn them into sandwiches filled with nut butter (peanut, almond, cashew or sunflower are all excellent options).
Copyright © 2013 by J.M. Hirsch, from Beating the
Lunch Box Blues, published by Rachael Ray/Atria
Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.