For my final post of the brown-bag challenge, I am posting about my ultimate favorite brown-bag lunch: dal. Dal is made from red lentils and is extremely healthy! I add in veggies and serve atop rice, I doubt this dal is traditional, but I love it and actually crave it if I haven’t had it in a while. I had such a great time participating in the brown-bag challenge, and don’t see myself going out to lunch in the near future! I saved plenty of money, and had wonderful inspiration for lunches from other bloggers! I leave you with my favorite brown-bag lunch, I hope you enjoy it!
The recipe I use for my dal is Everyday Red Lentil Dal. While it is cooking, I roast veggies such as broccoli, cauliflower, squash, and zucchini under the broiler with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. I also cook the rice (usually brown) in mt rice cooker according to the rice’s specifications. I stir the veggies in at the end.
The best thing about this dish as a brown-bag lunch is that it tastes even more delicious with time in the fridge because the spices become more incorporated with time. Therefore, I like to make this on a Sunday evening to pack for the week. I urge you to branch out and try this dish if you haven’t, it is SO delicious!
Tip: If you want to add heat, cut a jalepeno in half and throw it in the pot with the lentils.
Check out the final posts from my other brown-bag friends!
Chez Us: Lentil Salad
Essentials of Nutrition: Brown-Bag Challenge, Break Room Not Required
The Undercover Cook: Buffalo Chicken-Stuffed Baked Potatoes
This Imperfect Plot: Week 4 (and a BBC side effect: weight loss)
Confessions of a Curious Cuisiniere: What Does Your Sandwich Say About You?
I Brown Bag: Brown-Bag Challenge, Day-by-Day
Carmen Fitness: Brown-Bag Challenge, Going Strong
Family Fresh Cooking: Top Ten Best Lunch-Packing Tips
Canadian Mother Musings: Caught NOT Brown-Bagging It
Feeding Philosophers: Lovely Legumes
Healthy Plates: Vegetable Beef Soup
Healthy Kitschy Vegan: Peace
Ali Girl Cooks: Brown-Bag Shake-Up
All Things Splendid: Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Chili
City Life Eats: Day 16 and a Recap of This Week’s Lunches
Grecian Kitchen: Brown-Bag Challenge
Cooking Channel: Monkeying Around Lunch Box
Reve Noir: Brown-Bag Challenge Day 9, Repeat Again
The Garden Ephemerist: Brown Bagged
Adventures in Every Day: Brown-Bag Recap
Eating Omily: My Lunch Story
Nutritious Daily: Easy, Peasy Pasta
Chick Bike: Brown-Bag Challenge Days 15 & 16