Spice Up Your Sandwich!

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School and work lunches don’t have to be boring! Sandwiches are the perfect transportable lunch – a compact collection of the components of one meal, all in a hand-held format. And there’s a lot of opportunity for creativity with them – from the fillings, toppings and sauces, to the bread or outer wrapping that holds it all together. Here are some creative ideas for sandwiches, with options for various dietary restrictions!  

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Tortilla Chicken Drumsticks

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It’s the 4th of July this weekend, and we’ve got an easy, creative party recipe for you: Tortilla Drumsticks! This is a healthy play on crispy fried chicken, but instead of the crispiness coming from deep fried batter, it comes from baked bean & rice chips. This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and nut-free, and it’s fun for the whole family and super delicious!

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Revamp Your (and Your Kids’) Lunchbox!

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It’s not hard to admit that lunch is one of the hardest meals to eat when keeping your diet on track. It’s also difficult to pack a lunch for your kids in a hurry that’s not the boring (and sugar-laden) peanut butter and jelly. It takes preparation and scheduling, and let’s face it – we all don’t have that kind of time on our hands!

Sure, picking up a salad on your lunch break is great and all, but it gets old quick! We want to eat healthy, but we’ve definitely lost the battle against our minds a few times to a slice of pizza during lunch. But we’re done with that! It’s time that we bring something for lunch that we look forward to, not dread eating. Remember everyone, eating is one of life’s greatest joys – so why not enjoy every meal?

We’ve rounded up a bunch of quick “recipes” and ideas for you to bring (and enjoy!) for lunch. There are also a few ideas for your kids as well!

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Slow Cooker Chipotle Beef Tacos (GF, DF)

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Ever need an easy dinner or lunch recipe that tastes amazing? Cooking in a slow cooker is the magic tool that will allow you to do that! All you really need to do is dump your ingredients in, turn on the slow cooker, go about your day, then come back to a delicious, complex dish that tastes like you’ve been slaving away for hours. The beauty of cooking with meat in a slow cooker is that the meat breaks down and absorbs the flavor of all the delicious spices you put in with it, and then you can be creative with how you serve the final product – over quinoa, rice or pasta. In a sloppy joe. Or in this case, in a taco (in a corn tortilla for the gluten-free of course :)) 

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