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How to Brighten Up Leftovers

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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


I thought I came up with an original idea for Walker and Addie's lunch today -- tomato salad and leftover roasted onions and potatoes on top of greens -- and then I saw that Marian beat me to it with her Not Sad Desk Lunch today! It turns out that leftovers-on-salad works for adults and children alike. The roasted potatoes are the work of my husband Tad (you can find his recipe here; his latest variation is to add chopped yellow onion, which gets candied in the oven heat). The greens are baby kale from Earthbound Farm. And the tomato salad is just a fresh beefsteak, chopped up and dressed. For some heft, I included a wedge of Cantal. And for sweetness, an Italian plum from the greenmarket. Their season is so brief, we eat them every day.  

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

Snack Attack! Survive any snack attack.
Snack Attack! Survive any snack attack.

Tags: lunch, brown bag lunch, salad, amanda, everyday cooking