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We’re teaming up with fellow food bloggers to host a Brown-Bag Challenge, a month-long initiative to eat consciously and save money by packing a lunch each weekday instead of eating out. Join us here and share what you’re eating on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #brownbag.
It’s been an interesting first week of the Brown-Bag Challenge. Week one had just two days, then we had a long, holiday weekend. Surely everyone’s back on track though. (Right?)
Q from Elizabeth R.: Any good but cheap suggestions for a college student?
A from Healthy Eats: Elizabeth, yogurt, pasta, eggs and beans are all inexpensive ingredients to use in your lunch. Here are some more: 10 Healthy Foods Under $3
Q from Kate G.: Do you have any creative salad ideas to keep things exciting, yet healthy?
A from Healthy Eats: Kate try a whole grain salad, they’re more filling than just lettuce. Grain Salad 5 Ways
Q from Alison S: What is the best salad dressing option?
A from Healthy Eats: Alison, have you tried making your own salad dressing? (it’s really easy!)
Q from Keisha G: Looking for healthy breakfast ideas. Something to take to work. Tired of yogurt and toast. Any ideas…
A from Healthy Eats: Keisha here are our top-5 favorite quick breakfasts.
Join us for another chat on the Healthy Eats Facebook page on Thursday, September 15 at 2 p.m EST; dieticians Toby Amidor and Dana White will join us to answer all of your questions about eating well at lunch.
It might be premature, but I feel comfortable saying that this challenge has been a breeze so far thanks to everyone’s support and great lunch ideas. Take a look at what our friends are packing in their brown-bags, and let us know what you’re eating.
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