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Aug 10, 2011 08:12 PM

Lunch Help: Veg, Non-Perishable, Non-Sandwich, Non-Salad, Non-Hummus

Any suggestions: I need healthy vegetarian lunch ideas that do not need to be refrigerated, are not sandwich based, and are not lettuce-salad based... Also, no hummus.

Are there any healthy options left?

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  1. How about grain based salads like tabouleh? Really, any grain, with lots of diced vegetables, dressed with a simple oil/vinegar.

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    1. re: smtucker

      I had a really nice grain salad recently that was farro, garbanzo beans, red onion, roasted carrots & potatoes, olives, herbs, vinaigrette- tasty and hearty.

    2. I used to do frozen berries w/ plain or vanilla yogurt. The yogurt stays cold and the berries are thawed enough by lunch time. Add to that some chopped walnuts, granola, and/or banana.

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          1. Right now I'm eating bulgur with chickpeas, red onion, red peppers, basil, dill, peas and pesto. Another good one is bulgur or quinoa with Greek salad ingredients. I also like chickpeas with red peppers, tomatoes, peas, cilantro, chives, lime juice and a stir of tamarind chutney or curried yogurt. You can also make a crushed chickpea salad (like a tuna salad but with chickpeas) with lots of spices and make a pita sandwich (you said no sandwich, but if you're open to pita) with sprouts, red onion, tomato, etc.