As a defiant response to Sad Desk Lunches, the Food52 team works to keep our midday meals both interesting and pretty. Each week, in partnership with Earthbound Farm, we'll be sharing our happiest desk lunches -- and we want to see yours, too.
Today: We bring you an end to sad lunches.
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This past Wednesday, triumphant lunch-packers everywhere gathered for a Twitter chat co-hosted by us and Earthbound Farm. Those who have mastered the art of BYO lunch-lore supplied tips and strategies for midday bliss. The creator of Sad Desk Lunch herself, Kira Fisher (@Kiixfish), even chimed in with tips as to how she prevents blue lunches. And thanks to everyone who participated, the #NotSadDeskLunch hashtag even became a trending topic on Twitter!
Here are some of the most helpful tips and most enviable lunches we heard about during our chat:
Avoid sogginess at all costs.
@EatingMadeEasy: "Put greens on either side of sandwich fillings next to bread, & leave tomatoes separate!"
@kiiixfish: "Keep [salad] dressing in leftover small jam jars and toss when you're ready to eat!"