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Rethinking Lunch

easy lunch ideas

It’s easy to forget that lunch can be delicious without being complicated.  While a big sandwich, salad, or soup is satisfying when available, a simple combination of a few ingredients can be surprisingly tasty too.  The picture above displays my latest favorite go-to lunch (or breakfast, or hearty snack) – a thick shmear of avocado on whole grain toast with a sprinkling of salt.  Since there’s not much involved here, the flavor of the avocado really shines, and the smooth, creamy texture goes perfectly with the crunchy toast.  If you wanted a little more bulk or color, you could add tomato or cucumber slices, but even as is, I think you’ll enjoy this straightforward meal!

What are your own favorite simple meals?

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  • Tyler
    November 9, 2011 at 10:21 am

    I love smoothies of all kinds. They’re great for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, or snacks.

  • Amelia
    November 9, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Good one, me too 🙂

  • christa
    November 9, 2011 at 10:43 am

    i’ve been having too many open-faced grilled cheese sandwiches. super easy to make and so delicious. rosemary salt bread from trader joe’s i always keep sliced in my freezer and aged cheddar, also from tj’s. slap a few slices on top of toasted bread and place in broiler for a few minutes. so good. add fig or apricot jam to spice it up. chicken for something hardier! yum!

  • Amelia
    November 9, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Wow, that sounds FANTASTIC!

  • Sue
    November 9, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    My new discovery is goat’s milk mozzarella cheese. It’s tangy, and, like regular mozzarella, lighter than other cheeses. It’s excellent grated on baked squash or other vegetables. Can’t wait to try it in the pumpkin fondue!

  • Jan
    November 10, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    I’ve been enjoying garlic hummus on bagel chips, along with a crisp Michigan apple. Mmmmmm.

  • Amelia
    November 11, 2011 at 9:32 am

    A crisp Michigan apple sounds mouth watering!!

  • Amelia
    November 11, 2011 at 9:33 am

    I haven’t seen goat mozzarella – can’t wait to check it out!

  • Jen (A Girl and Her Carrot)
    November 22, 2011 at 7:02 am

    Hi Amelia!
    I must say that smashed avocado on “anything” is an absolute favorite of mine, I even mash it up with eggs and melt a slice of cheese on toast and there’s a snack or lunch in minutes. LOVE!

  • Amelia
    November 22, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Agreed! Even just eating mashed avocado plain with a little salt or hot sauce is good enough for me!

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