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A Lunch for Tomato Season

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Every week we take a peek inside the lunches of the luckiest kids in Brooklyn. Read on, suppress your jealousy, and get a little brown bag inspiration.

Amanda's Kids' Lunch from Food52


Today, I built a salad around boiled shrimp and golden cherry tomatoes, which are finally -- finally! -- in season in New York. I sliced up the shrimp, halved the tomatoes, threw in a few pickled onions (yes, from the same huge batch I've been trying to deplete for weeks), some Thai basil from our deck, and olive oil and lemon juice for dressing. Blueberries are always a winner. When they're good, they go straight-up into the lunch box; when they're iffy, I toss them with some sugar. For a little crunch, I also tossed in a handful of Xochitl tortilla chips.  

What's in your lunch today? See some of the twins' past lunches

Snack Attack! Survive any snack attack.
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Tags: amanda, amandas kids lunch, salad, brown bag lunch, lunch, everyday cooking