Brown-Bag Challenge, Day 5: Appetizer Platter

by in Uncategorized, September 8, 2011

hummus platter

Brown Bag ChallengeWe’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 day #5 of the Brown-Bag Challenge. When this all started, I was worried that I’d run out of lunch ideas and would spend the last half of the month eating PB&J at my desk. But that’s not the case at all — I’ll run out of days in September long before I run out of lunch ideas. Last week I made Curried Potatoes and Chickpeas and ate the leftovers for two days. I’m already planning ahead for next week; I’m going to make a Cornmeal-Crusted Roasted Ratatouille Tart this weekend to bring for lunch on Monday.

This week has been a busy one — Monday was a holiday and short weeks always seem a bit crazy. But I made a big batch of hummus on Monday night and cut up some vegetables I picked from my mom’s garden over the holiday weekend. I brought it all to work along with a few hard-boiled eggs and a box of Wasa crackers and made a vegetable platter for myself to eat at my desk each day. It was a little fancy-looking, a lot like a restaurant appetizer platter, but super easy because I did the prep once and ate for three days.

What’s the best brown-bag lunch you’ve eaten this month?


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Comments (5)

  1. Bob Batali says:

    looks great, especially the wasa!

  2. Allen says:

    This I mad a big pot of chicken curry for the four-day work week. My snacks include yogurt, cheese, almonds and hard boiled eggs. Next week is my "veggie" week, and I'm currently planning what I'll make for that.

  3. Homemade hummas totally rocks! I like to bake a chicken on the weekend and use it to make different lunches during the week – chicken quessadilla, chicken salad, chicken avacado wrap etc.

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  5. thanks for your share guys

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