What Are You Doing for Lunch?
Not Just a Cookbook
A Friendly Guide to Brown Bagging as a Better Way to Lunch
By: Mona Meighan, Ed.D.
Gift Guide Age Recommendation: 18+
I wish I had this cookbook a few years ago when I was working an 8-4 at a large insurance agency. I cannot tell you how many salads I ate during my tenure there. Or, how many times my lunch plans (salad) did not sound appealing and I went out for lunch.
What Are You Doing for Lunch? addresses many aspects of brown bagging it: Cost, Health, and Convenience. Meighan gives you 8 steps to planning a week of lunches. If you aren’t quite ready to dive into planning your menu yet, this book also gives you 20 days of Lunches for you to try.
The best part is that no recipe in What Are You Doing for Lunch? takes longer than 20 minutes to prepare. And, for the budget conscious, no recipe costs more than $5 per serving – many cost a dollar per serving!
I chose to try out What Are You Doing for Lunch? by cooking the Homemade Meatballs. I was skeptical. The prep was easy. The ingredients simple. And, my husband is picky. I decided to kick it up a notch and toss the meatballs in a homemade marinara.
Then, I decided to recreate one of my favorite dining out lunches. I turned them into a meatball sandwich with provolone cheese and a side of potato chips.
It was delicious. We had enough meatballs for 2 adults and 1 child. My son decided to eat his without the bun.
And, there were enough leftovers to feed 2 more adults and 1 child. Basically, it was two lunches for a family of 3. This mama was very happy.
Who would like this gift?
I think this cookbook would be great for the new college graduate, the cubicle worker, office temp, budget conscious executive, or homemakers who need some new ideas for ways to jazz up their lunches.
Where to Buy
For $13.46 you can purchase this cookbook at Amazon.
For More Information
You can visit Cherie Kimmons’ Website .
Reviewed by: Nicole
Note: News & Experts graciously supplied me with a copy of What Are You Doing for Lunch? for review. No other compensation was received. The review in this post is honest and my own.