May 25 is National Brown Bag It Day

May 25 is National Brown Bag It Day.

Taking a salad from home to the workplace sounds like a good idea but often ends up being wilted and/or mushy, or just not very interesting. 

Try taking pasta salad instead. 

My Tangy Chicken Pasta salad in Salad Joy is very flavorful, hearty, filling and holds up well over a few days. 

Tangy Chicken Pasta is a great option for Brown Bag Lunches

Tangy Chicken Pasta is a great option for Brown Bag Lunches

I’m developing two different salads with Israeli Couscous - one with salmon and one with chicken that also stand up to a day or two in the office refrigerator. 

I love my handheld salads, and they make a tasty and healthy lunch – you just have to put them together when you’re eating, and not before. 

Bring a container of tuna salad, or several slices of smoked turkey, along with some Dijon.  Pack up some large Romaine leaves in a separate resealable plastic bag. 

When it’s time for lunch put the tuna, or turkey and mustard, in the individual leaves and enjoy. 

If you’ve made my Southern Fried Salad from Salad Joy the night before, and you have leftovers, replace the tuna with the slices of fried chicken, and maybe a little mayo – yum!

Southern Fried Salad makes a tasty and healthy lunch to go

Southern Fried Salad makes a tasty and healthy lunch to go