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.
Three weeks into the challenge and we’re still seeing lots of variety in everyone’s lunch bags. Sure there are sandwiches of every variety, but how about this meze platter from Cooking With My Kid? Soup is starting to be quite popular as the weather cools down — check out All Things Splendid’s Wild Rice Soup and the Coupon Chef’s take on Jamie Oliver’s Cauliflower and Cheese Soup. It’s hard to be bored at lunch when you can enjoy Quinoa With Peas and Spinach, Tart Pizza and Tofu Pesto Sandwiches or Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps (pictured above), and for dessert: Apple-Cinnamon Muffin Cake.
What was the best thing you’ve packed in your brown-bag this month??
Here’s what our lunch-packing friends ate last week:
Ambitious Kitchen: Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps With Sweet Mango Cilantro Salsa
Feeding Philosophers: Tart Pizza and Tofu Pesto Sandwiches, Oh My
Sweat=Success: Brown Bags and Book Bags
Cooking Channel: Smart Cookie Lunch Box
Cooking With My Kid: School Lunch Meze Graze
Confessions of a Curious Cuisiniere: Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork
Reve Noir: Brown-Bag Challenge Day 8
The Garden Ephemerist: Brown Bag Tales
I Brown Bag: Healthy Eating Starts at Home
Grecian Kitchen: Brown-Bag Challenge, Week 3
Essentials of Nutrition: Marriage>Bachelorhood
All Things Splendid: Day 12, Wild Rice Soup
Family Fresh Cooking: Project Lunch Box 30 Day Challenge (another lunch challenge for those who want to keep the momentum going!)
City Life Eats: Brown-Bag Challenge, Day 11
Netlycka’s Distracting Confusion: Snacks for Lunch
This Imperfect Plot: Brown-Bag Challenge, Week 3
Adventures in Every Day: Brown-Bag Challenge
Boys n’ Berry: Brown-Bag Challenge, (featuring many great sandwiches)
Healthy Plates: Quinoa With Peas and Spinach
Living Omily: Autumnal Brown-Bag
Glory Foods: What in the World is a Bento Box?
Nutritious Daily: Brown-Bag Pasta
Adventures in my Kitchen: Apple-Cinnamon Muffin Cake
The Adirondack Chick: Brown-Bag Challenge Week 3
Chick Bike: Brown-Bag Challenge, Day 12
Coupon Chef: Day 10, Jamie Oliver’s Cauliflower and Cheese Soup
Healthy Kitschy Vegan: Not Chick’n Masala Soup
Virtually Homemade: Steak Sliders With Cilantro-Jalapeno Vinaigrette
The Undercover Cook: Quick Inside-Out Chicken Egg Rolls