Buying lunch and healthy eating often don't mix.
School lunches aren't always so great either. It depends on the day.
Taking lunch to work or school—also known as "brown bagging"—gives you control over fat and calories. And it's usually less expensive.
These sandwich ideas—all on whole grain bread, pita, tortilla or low-fat crackers—should keep you from getting bored with the brown bag scene.
Don't forget to add a serving or two of fruits and vegetables to make a complete lunch.
An occasional treat also adds appeal to a brown bag lunch. Try low-fat pudding or a few chocolate kisses.
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Rachel Baar, MS, RD, LD, clinical nutrition manager, Mercy Hospital
to Family Health Manager