Here are some great brown bag picks from Self Magazine. Reader tested and taste approved!
Kashi TLC Stoneground 7 Grain Crackers (130 calories, 5 g fat per 4 crackers)
Kashi crackers go well with cheese or peanut butter or to munch with soup or salad. Or make a cracker sandwich with turkey and mustard.
Annie's Naturals Organic Yellow Mustard (0 calories, 0 g fat per teaspoon)
That's 0 calories an 0 fat! I'm putting it on everything! The panel said "Go for the gold". Annie's mustard more than passed muster with the Self panel. Use it on crackers, pretzels, bread or go bread less like me and just wrap your turkey with mustard in a big romaine lettuce leaf or on a brown rice cake. The mustard is so good on the rice cake you don't even need the turkey!
And speaking of turkey..
Best Deli Meat
Applegate Farms Organic Roasted Turkey Breast (50 calories, 0 g fat per 2 oz)
Best Peanut Butter
Santa Cruz Organic Creamy (210 calories, 16 g fat per 2 tbsp)
I also recommend Trader Joe's Better than Butter if you want to cut the fat and Trader Joe's Almond Butter, in crunchy, no salt. In addition to sandwiches these butters are fab on apples and pear slices.
Smucker's Simply Fruit Black Cherry (40 calories, 0 g fat per tbsp)
Self Readers suggested using Simply Fruit in plain yogurt, on bread, with its pal peanut butter, of course. And they praised the jelly's natural feel and flavor: "You can really taste the fruit."
Trader Jose's Handmade Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas (160 calories, 5 g fat per tortilla)
Sampling these soft wraps inspired the Self panel to get cooking. "I could see myself filling this up with warm rice and beans, veggies and guacamole to make a mean burrito," said one aspiring chef.
Arnold Whole Grains 100% Whole Wheat (110 calories, 1 g fat per slice)
Best Light Swiss
Finlandia Light Swiss Deli Slices (57 calories, 3 g fat per slice)
The review, "these sharp slices have the hole package: strong flavor, supple texture and superb creaminess." "It's hard to believe it's healthy!" a sampler said.
Best Faux Deli Meat
Tofurky Hickory Smoked Deli Slices (100 calories, 3 g fat per 5 slices)
Best Lentil Soup
Progresso Vegetable Classics, Lentil (160 calories, 2 g fat per cup)
Best Light Cheddar
Cracker Barrel 2% Milk Extra Sharp (90 calories, 6 g fat per oz)
Hellmann's Light (35 calories, 3.5 g fat per tbsp)
Get Your Bargain On Lunch!
and Happy Snacking