What's for Lunch?

So, I've been on maternity leave now for about three months and I'm loving it! But I have a question for those of you that are stay at home moms or that work from home - what do you eat for lunch?

I find myself scrounging around for something to eat around lunch (if I'm lucky enough to get Darcy to take a good nap around that time). Oscar Mayer was kind enough to send me some of their new flatbread sandwiches and I have to say that they exceeded my expectations. They've got meat, cheese, and flatbread that you microwave for 60 seconds. I've been buying them every week (the sundried tomato one is my favorite), but a girl can only eat so many flatbread sandwiches, you know?

The flatbread sandwiches got me thinking, though. I've never noticed any lunch items from Rachael Ray! So, of course I had to go take a look around and see what I could find. I'm exclusively breastfeeding (was that TMI?), so I also have to make sure I'm eating pretty healthy, but I also only have a few minutes to throw something together and don't want more than a couple dishes to do.

Here's what I'm going to be trying out for the next few weeks and I'll let you know if they are quick and easy enough to work out well for lunch:

Are there any other Rachael Ray lunch recipes that you would add to this list?


  1. I made Rachel's Beefy Tomato Sandwiches a while back. The recipe comes from the April 2008 issue of Everyday. The mayo was super easy to make (I made mine in a food processor) and would probably keep for awhile. These would probably would work well if you made up a few, kept them in the fridge and heated up one for lunch each day.


  2. her caprese quesadilla with basil mozzarella and tomato is really good and fast to make

  3. As we are close to home grown tomato season and assuming they are
    safe to eat here's a good one.
    I used to make a pretty plain tuna
    salad with just tuna, mayo and then
    I would drain a can of crushed pineapple and add to it and eat in
    in a tomato cup or just slices of
    tomato. I used to use the same and
    make a sort of tuna melt. I just
    toated a piece of my favorite bread
    add tuna salad and then a piece of
    cheese on the top and melted it
    for a few seconds in the microwave.

  4. Can't wait to try these new recipes!

  5. I am going to suggest tuna melts as well (hope you like tuna!). I used them for a quick dinner in my menu plan last week but you could have them for lunch. The recipe is in Feb 08's Every Day mag.

    Last night I made Salsa Stoup with Bouble Baked Quesadillas which were very yummy also.

    Any of Rachael's salads could do the trick for you too.

    I'm at home every day too, often I make extra the night before and have that.

    Fritartas and baked potatoes are good for lunch too.


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