Looking for an alternative to the fast-food restaurant down the block or the snack machine in the cafeteria? Too rushed to eat breakfast at home so you need a midmorning snack at your desk? The Brown Bag Lunch Cookbook offers more than 160 quick and easy recipes for brown bag foods that will give you the energy to get you through your day. Best of all, these delicious meals and snacks are good for you and don't add unwanted pounds. And if you think preparing lunch is too much extra work in your already stress-filled life, think again. Seasoned cookbook author Miriam Jacobs, the mother of three, knows what it's like to be busy. All of her recipes are simple to prepare and she's also provided loads of tips on planning ahead. You'll learn: how to turn your dinner into lunch for the next day; the best good-for-you staples to keep in your kitchen; how to keep your cold lunch cold and your hot lunch hot; sandwiches you can make ahead and freeze; what you need to eat to promote good health and much more. Some of the lunch ideas include: Avocado shrimp salad; corn and cilantro salad; mushroom sandwich spread; cold cucumber soup; curried chicken salad; salmon salad sandwich; cold sesame noodles; apple, oatmeal, and coconut muffins; gingerbread; one-pan cake.Jacobs, Miriam is the author of 'Brown Bag Lunch Cookbook', published 2003 under ISBN 9780762727582 and ISBN 0762727586.