Brown-Bag Challenge: Week 2 Round-Up
We’re teaming up with fellow food bloggers to host a Brown-Bag Challenge, a month-long initiative to eat consciously and save money by packing a lunch each weekday instead of eating out. Join us here and share what you're eating on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #brownbag.
Week 2 of the challenge was quite an eventful one, despite Monday being a holiday. Everyone involved has been consistent in sharing excellent lunch-packing advice, recipes, snack ideas and photos. We had a twitter chat last Thursday where dozens of brown-baggers chimed in with their lunch ideas. One question we asked, " Any ideas for tasty sandwich spreads besides mayo?" got quite a response. Here are a few of the mayonnaise alternatives offered by our twitter friends:
@CarleneFutureRD what about roasted garlic! It gets creamy and spreadable not to mention flavorful.
@zachcrock hot sauce if you like it, I use it in place of mayo.
Another sandwich spread that was tweeted over and over again was @ dietitianjanel's homemade walnut butter: "just walnuts + salt + food processor. So easy and amazing!"
What was the best thing you ate this week? Read up on what brown-bag participants have been packing in their lunch bags, and for even more advice, join us on Facebook this Thursday at 2:00 p.m. ET for a chat with Healthy Eats dietitians, Dana White and Toby Amidor.
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