Pack a Lunch: Turkey Sandwich

Cook's notes: What goes with a turkey sandwich? I looked at several articles about bento box lunches to get inspired about side dishes to pack. I focused on healthy desserts and prioritizing vegetables. Keep it simple, by adding a vegetable serving, a fruit serving, and a treat: dark chocolate is definitely a theme. More entree ideas …

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Pack a Protein Lunch

Cook's notes: Inspired in part by dietician Megan Kober's article on Balancing Blood Sugar and Dana Shafir Wellness. I'm always looking for ideas on better ways to pack lunch. These are balanced meals that emphasize veggies over bread for the starch portion. Non-starchy vegetables are unlimited: eat all you want! The formula See the Building Blocks section …

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Review: Two Balsamic salad dressings with Greek Yogurt

Cook's notes: A simple combination that brings nice flavor to a veggie snack. The Greek yogurt makes a thick dip, and the Balsamic makes it tangy. Mix together 1/3 cup fat-free Greek yogurt (plain) and 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar. Stir well until fully combined. Chill. Serve with baby carrots, cucumber slices, red pepper strips, or other …

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