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When circumstances require us to put together a lunch to take along to school, the office or elsewhere, it can be too easy to just toss together a boring sandwich and a soda and call it lunch. We'd like to think there's more to it than that and, to that end, we are asking you to share your favorite brown bag lunch ideas with the rest of the Seasoned Cooking community.

I'll begin. I try to take a different approach and find ways to make brown bag lunches easy to put together, but creative as well. I find it makes an amazing difference when I simply approach the challenge as they I were packing a small picnic without a cooler. Sometimes I will use an insulated container for my lunches, but even then, I try not to include much in the way of perishable foods. One of my favorite lunches centers around a small container of hummus. Then I add crackers or pita bread, carrots, cucumbers, small tomatoes and olives. I might also add a small bit of crumbled feta cheese if I have an insulated container, but the grand thing about it all is that it requires little to no refrigeration and will easily be fine sitting on a cubicle desk for several hours before being enjoyed, hopefully on a quiet bench in a park nearby the office.

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