We want to extend a big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the CobornsDelivers “Show Us Your Healthy Lunch” contest on Pinterest. Three winners were chosen at random; congratulations to 3rd place, $25–Lisa Koopman; 2nd place, $50–Lindsay Martin; 1st place, $100–Lindsi Boynton. All of the fantastic and creative ideas will have our lunches looking better and tasting great for months to come. Here are some of the tips we gleaned from the talented pinners:
- Presentation matters. It takes just a few extra minutes to make a plain sandwich into a jack-o-lantern or a fish or a car. Or to cut your fruit slices into stars and moons. Maybe you can’t do it every day, but it sure looks cute once in a while.
- Healthy looks delicious. Fresh fruits and vegetables add so much color and variety. Beyond carrots, we got inspired by cucumbers, kiwi, grapes, pineapple, strawberries. Yum!
- Leftovers deserve love, too. We loved the entries that used pasta or sauces from a previous meal. If it was delicious the first time, why not give it an encore?
- Give bread a break. There are tons of great alternatives– tortilla pinwheels, whole grain crackers with meat and cheese, pita bread with chicken salad–if you use your imagination.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page and here on our blog for more tips on packing a fresh, healthy, and delicious lunch.