You may remember a few weeks ago when I shared some information on MorningStar Farms along with my Southwestern Veggie Mac for Meatless Monday; I am back with more ideas on how you can use MorningStar Farms to doctor up your meals. This time I am focusing on brown bagging it. I know that I save a ton of money, and eat way healthier, by taking my lunch to work. So, I wanted to provided you all with some quick, easy lunches you can whip up easily.
Taking lunch to work doesn’t have to take a ton of time (I know most of us are lacking in that department), with just a little prep you can have great meals to go in no time. It is also really easy to start off with a simple base and modify and adjust it to meet dietary needs. For example: I am gluten free and my best buddy prefers to eat vegetarian. Sounds like it’d be trick for us to pack lunches right? Not at all.
First, a quick idea for a delicious wrap that could be served cold or heated up if you have a microwave at work. This is a fast, lunch time take on the traditional gyro. I start off by prepping two containers with gluten free wraps, lettuce, tomato, and taziki sauce (yummy).
It is really simple to differentiate the two meals.
On my gyro wrap I put the traditional lamb gyro meat; however, on my best bud’s wrap I use MorningStar Farms products.
For this wrap I choose the Mediterranean Chickpea and sliced it into pieces.
It is super simple to toss the whole container in your lunch bag and wrap it up when it is time for lunch. Add a side of fresh fruit with this, and you have a killer meal.
Another super simple idea for an easy lunch on-the-go is to cook up a ton of pasta for dinner the night before (mine is gluten free of course). Pasta reheats really well and it is so easy to make extra servings. After dinner is over scoop the leftover pasta into your to-go dishes, so they’ll be ready when you leave for work the next morning.
From there it is so easy to differentiate for diet preferences, it really takes no time! I pop some gluten free turkey meatballs on top of my pasta and manage to keep things vegetarian for my friend by using the MorningStar Farms Veggie Meatballs on her dish.
Finally, sprinkle with a bit of parmesan cheese, seal it up, stick it in the fridge, and it is ready to grab and go the next morning. A super delicious, healthy lunch that is easily ready for you to take to school or work.
Brown bagging it doesn’t have to be difficult, time consuming, or expensive – with these simple ideas and some fabulous MorningStar Farms products, you can prep and pack your lunch in no time.
I hope you enjoy these meals and the fact that it is easy to differentiate them for different dietary needs, as I always eat gluten free, but enjoy cooking for my meat free best friend too.
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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Kellogg’s MorningStar via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Kellogg’s MorningStar.
How often do you brown bag it?
What’s your favorite thing to pack for lunch?