Virtual Supper Club — Light Lunches

September 3, 2009 | By | Comments (8)

0909-helene-sandwich Whether or not you have kids headed back to school, it's easy to succumb to the quickening pace of fall. The days grow shorter, the hours seem to shrink, and suddenly it's all you can do to mind your own busy-ness.

But don't let that become an excuse to short your kids — or yourself — on a good lunch. Resist the call of the drive-thru, the tempting ease of the pre-packed, highly processed lunch-foods.

It takes just a few minutes to pack a tasty lunch that's not just good for your kids (and YOU), but provides an excellent reason to slow down and savor your lunch break.

"Bringing a lunch to work is a great idea for lots of reasons," writes Val, of More Than Burnt Toast. "It
saves calories, it saves money, and it even saves time, allowing you to
relax at lunch instead of fighting the crowds at your local fast-food
restaurants."

Amen, sister! Life's too short for a lousy lunch. It's in that spirit that our Virtual Supper Club members chose this month's theme.

We love their choices. The Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich shown here (great photo, Helene!) could steal the show in any lunchroom. The soup, hummus, and orzo salad could all be made ahead and serve as sides or the basis of a meal in themselves. The chocolate cake would be a welcome addition to any lunch box. Make sure to visit their blogs and leave a comment to let them know what you think.

Join us! Post a link in the comments or send me an email with a link to your blog post. And share your best tips for packing healthful, delicious lunches.

Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club Menu — September: Light Lunches

Val: Lemony Hummus with Spicy Whole-Wheat Pita Chips

Shelby: Vegetarian Minestrone

Helene: Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich
(shown)

Aggie: Lemony Orzo Salad

Jamie: Chocolate Fudge Snack Cake

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Photo: Courtesy Hélène of La Cuisine de Hélène

COMMENTS

  1. 水着

    Thanks for your great post.I like this very much, please write more about these,wait for your update.

    April 17, 2012 at 4:20 am
  2. thomas sabo

    Thats my boy!! Be careful Vince.

    May 30, 2011 at 8:46 pm
  3. Gregary

    We love their choices. The Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich shown here (great photo, Helene!) could steal the show in any lunchroom.

    February 22, 2011 at 1:25 am
  4. Sun

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    January 5, 2011 at 12:38 am
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    I read a recent article were historians say that the Greeks and Romans ate mixed greens and dressing, and the Babylonians were known to have dressed greens with oil and vinegar two thousand years ago.

    April 28, 2010 at 10:06 am
  6. Sunshine Crawford

    This is my favorite light lunch – Wild Rice Chicken Salad…yummm!

    September 9, 2009 at 8:26 pm
  7. Acai Berry

    Yes, this type of lunch provides an excellent reason to slow down and savor your lunch break.

    September 4, 2009 at 3:15 am
  8. Bellini Valli

    We had such fun putting this lunch together and enjoying it virtally!!Join us next month while we cook with wine in honour of the harvest.

    September 3, 2009 at 6:21 pm

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