Weeknight Cooking

A Four-Minute Lunch

October 10, 2013

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's lunch is from a Monday, when I was completely unprepared to get back into the weekday swim. I was also running behind, so I reached for easy wins: sungold tomatoes tossed together with salt and olive oil (I didn't bother to halve them). A single ham and cream cheese sandwich, split in two for my kids to share. And two cute little apples from our CSA. I think lunch was ready in 4 minutes and 13 seconds. So, yes, busy lives and healthy lunches can coexist.

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Amanda Hesser

Written by: Amanda Hesser

Before starting Food52 with Merrill, I was a food writer and editor at the New York Times. I've written several books, including "Cooking for Mr. Latte" and "The Essential New York Times Cookbook." I played myself in "Julie & Julia" -- hope you didn't blink, or you may have missed the scene! I live in Brooklyn with my husband, Tad, and twins, Walker and Addison.