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Quick and healthy brown bag lunches you’ll be proud to take to work


Lunch should never weigh you down or take hours to prepare. Try these 10 ultra fast brown bag recipes that will make your coworkers envious!

Restaurant-style: Fast club sandwich

Club sandwiches are an excellent lunch option because they're filling, easy and can be made with whatever ingredients you have on hand. Spread 1 one slice of your favorite sandwich bread with Dijon mustard. Add thinly sliced deli ham, lettuce, sliced tomato and cucumber strips. Layer on another slice of bread, and spread with cream cheese. Repeat the filling layers once more, then top with a third slice of bread. Press down gently to make the sandwich a little more compact. Be careful not to let the fillings spill out the sides. Cut into 4 even-sized triangles. Stack 2 triangles on top of each other, secure with a long toothpick, and repeat with the remaining triangles.

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VIDEO: Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

These salted caramel thumbprint cookies are easy to make and super delicious!


  • 1/4 cup / 50g of softened butter
  • 1 egg (divide the yolk and white)
  • 1/4 cup / 50g of sugar
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup / 150g of flour
  • 1 cup / 100g of chopped nuts
  • Salted caramel
  • Melted dark chocolate


  1. In a bowl, mix together the butter, egg yolk, sugar, and salt.

  2. Add the flour and mix. Roll into a ball.

  3. Chill for 30 minutes.

  4. Remove from refrigerator. Divide the dough and roll into 1-inch balls.

  5. Dip each ball in egg yolk, and then roll in chopped nuts.

  6. Place on baking sheet (lined with parchment paper), and press your thumb into the center.

  7. Bake at 340°F/170°C for 12 minutes, or until golden.

  8. Remove from oven and let cool.

  9. Pour the salted caramel into the center groove,and drizzle with dark chocolate.

  10. Enjoy!

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