Step away from the PB&J! If you’ve been lugging around the same ol’ boring brown-bagged lunch since those grammar school days, then you’re well overdue for a meal makeover! Get ready for bagged lunch to go grown-up gourmet—we’re talking upscale sandwiches piled high with prosciutto, ethnic eats like stuffed, steamed dumplings, not-so-standard salads, delicious desserts to cap it all off and, of course, a cute new lunch bag to hold it all in. BYOL saves you time, money and calories, and with these sensational sack lunch ideas, you’ll never want to call out for lunchtime take-out again!
- Christina Izzo
Get Fancy with Your Sammie
Sandwiches are a go-to lunchtime staple—they’re portable, convenient and versatile, perfect for an easy-to-make lunch. But that turkey on rye everyday can get real tired real quick, so why not go a little less familiar and a little more fancy with your sammie choices? After all, slapping on some thinly-sliced prosciutto crudo or wedges of ripe avocado takes the same amount of time as unwrapping that deli turkey package or opening that trusty jar o’ Jif. For more upscale bread toppers, try Fig & Prosciutto drizzled with honey mustard dressing (on sandwicherie.pl), Grilled Vegetable and Goat Cheese (on ezrapoundcake.com) and Tuna Nicoise on a fresh crusty baguette (on tarteletteblog.com). Or when in doubt, add bacon!
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