Lunch

Tips for Making Lunch on the Fly

March 18, 2014

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 Amanda's kids' lunch from Food52 

Everyone needs a few survival strategies for getting through the lunch routine. When I'm short on time and supplies, one of mine is to assemble a few whole foods that I can feel good about feeding to my kids. I wanted to share a couple of these no-frills lunches; they are nothing I'm proud of but they got the job done.

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No Frills Lunch #1: blanched Romanesco broccoli, smoked ham, cubes of Manchego cheese, dried cherries, chocolates, and Seckel pears

No Frills Lunch #2: smoked ham, mustard-y coleslaw, roasted beets, wheat bread, apples

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

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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.

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mommychef March 14, 2014
be proud! these are great (mine ate cottage cheese and pickles today)!
 
AntoniaJames March 13, 2014
How very sad that you're not proud of these. They're both delightful lunches. Simple components, thoughtfully combined = an excellent meal, anytime, anywhere, no matter how long it took (or didn't take) to put it together. ;o)