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How to Make Your Lunches Springtime-Ready

May  3, 2016

We may be well into spring—but if you took a look at my lunch, you'd never know it. My regular rotation features stews from the back of my freezer, grilled cheese (an a-seasonal standby), and more vegetable-free leftovers than I'm willing to admit. While my sweaters have made it into their back-of-the-closet boxes, I haven't gotten around to spring-cleaning my own lunch. But yesterday, halfway through a bowl of leftover chili, I had to put the spoon down. It's spring out there! What was I waiting for?

How could I *not* be eating this?

Here are 7 ways to add a little springtime into your lunches:

1. Make more salads.

2. Eat peas for lunch.

3. Make seasonal soups.

4. Add pesto to everything.

5. Eat more toasts and tartines!

6. Let radishes take the center stage.

7. Let lemon sing!

What's the best spring lunch in your arsenal? Share your tips in the comments.

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