Totally bored of the same ol' brown bag lunch? 4 fresh fall alternatives
The times they are a-changin’, folks. As much as I hate to say it, summer’s signs of goodbye are beginning to show; fall’s closing in by way of cutesy back-to-school displays at Target and an endless merry-go-round of ads for the new season’s shoes, the new season’s sweaters, the new season’s purses and so on.
I’m not exactly sure why my first images of fall are related to advertisements—blame it on stores and brands totally jumping the gun, not allowing summer’s last moments to laze along like the rest of the season. Few situations are as first-world-depressing as being bombarded with cheery posters of cardigans and thick wool socks while grocery shopping in shorts and a tank top. The eternal kid in me will never get excited about all that back-to-school crap.
What can be exciting, though, is a new rotation of recipes! And as the abundance of produce winds down, throwing together a few fresh-chopped veggies and calling it a day gets more difficult. So let’s get a little creative on the lunch front, shall we?
These recipes are dead-simple to make and, with a hefty dose of protein in each one, will keep you satisfied all afternoon (but still, be sure to pack a snack, too—because who doesn’t love snacks?)