Brown-Bag Challenge: Week 4 Round-Up

A recap of week 4 of the Healthy Eats Brown-Bag Challenge.
lentil salad
Brown Bag Challenge

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.

So an important question has come up during this challenge. If lunch is provided at work -- sandwiches ordered for a meeting, a Friday pizza party -- does that count for the challenge? Is it cheating if you eat a lunch at work that someone else purchased?

I will say that yes, it does count. If you eat food provided at work, you are still a successful challenge participant. But I say this because I'm guilty. In a 2 hour meeting yesterday that fell smack in the middle of lunch, I ate a sandwich off of the sandwich tray in the conference room. I justified it because I didn't buy it, and I chose one of the healthier options: raw vegetables and hummus on whole grain bread. I didn't feel guilty at all.

But did I cheat? What do you think? Have you eaten lunch provided at work during the Brown-Bag Challenge?

Take a look at what our friends packed in their lunch this week:

Chez Us: Lentil Salad
Confessions of a Curious Cuisiniere: What Does Your Sandwich Say About You?
Family Fresh Cooking: Top Ten Best Lunch-Packing Tips
Canadian Mother Musings: Caught NOT Brown-Bagging It
Feeding Philosophers: Lovely Legumes
Healthy Plates: Vegetable Beef Soup
Healthy Kitschy Vegan: Peace
Ali Girl Cooks: Brown-Bag Shake-Up
All Things Splendid: Ch-Ch-Ch-Chili
Grecian Kitchen: Brown-Bag Challenge
Cooking Channel: Monkeying Around Lunch Box
The Garden Ephemerist: Brown Bagged
Adventures in Every Day: Brown-Bag Recap
Eating Omily: My Lunch Story
Nutritious Daily: Easy, Peasy Pasta
Brown Girl, Brown Bag: Day 10, Nuptials and Curry Chicken
What was the best lunch you packed this week?

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