What We’re Loving: Healthy Lunches


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If November is the month for pies, December is definitely the month for cookies. When I was growing up, one of the best holiday surprises was finding a cookie plate on our doorstep that had been dropped off by a friend or neighbor. Now that I’m an adult, there is nothing I love more than participating in my annual cookie swap.

But man cannot survive on cookies alone, unfortunately, which is reflected in the simple fact that January becomes the month of clean eating. But healthy meals are not tasteless meals – at least, they don’t have to be. These healthy and flavorful lunches are proof.

An egg makes anything better. Try one on this Butternut Squash and Barley Salad with Poached Egg. {from Cherry on my Sundae}


I’m sure you know about chicken dumplings, but Chickpea Dumplings in Curry Tomato Sauce are a new twist on an old favorite. (from Vegetarian Ventures}


I love a Nicoise salad, but for something a little more substantial, I’ll have one of these Tuna Nicoise Sandwiches. Portable too! {from Tartelette}


‘Tis the season for squash! It doesn’t get much better than this Mediterranean Stuffed Acorn Squash. {from Mountain Mama Cooks}


Turn vegetables into noodles for this Lemon Oregano Salmon and Leek Parsnip Pasta. {from Inspiralized}


I’ve actually made this Moroccan Shepherd’s Pie with Sweet Potato and it tastes as good as it looks! {from Our Four Forks}

Photos courtesy of: Christine; Shelly; Ali; Helene; Kelley; Liz; and Ally and Isabel.

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