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Delicious Brown Bag Lunches

You don't have to go the two-slabs-of-bread route just to save some money, and a homemade meal is healthier than anything you'll pick up on a whim. Think outside the paper bag with these healthy DIY lunches.

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Chickpea and Spinach Pasta

Tip: Swap regular pasta for whole-wheat for a healthier take, with up to three times as much fiber.

4 cups bow tie pasta
2 tomatoes
1 can chickpeas
1 package frozen spinach
4 tsp Parmesan cheese
Dash of red pepper flakes

Cook pasta according to directions. Thaw spinach and drain. Combine and heat with chickpeas and tomatoes. Top with red pepper and Parmesan. Makes four servings.

Nutrition facts (per serving):
446 calories
14 g fat
53 g carbs
5 g fiber
17 g protein