Brown Bag Tuesday: Kale Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing

Eating on a budget is anything but boring! Brown Bag Tuesday is a weekly peek into my lunch bag to see that saving time, money, and energy still means getting to enjoy real food. Share this effort and treat yourself to something delicious from home today.


Today I had a simple lunch inspired by a kale salad in Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfilippo. I brought this cookbook home over the Thanksgiving holiday to show my family all of the amazing recipes and pictures, and my dad was inspired to cook up a Paleo send-off before I came back to Illinois. There is a recipe for a kale salad in the book that includes several other colorful vegetables and a lemon-tahini dressing; my lunch today is the lazy woman’s version. I tore kale into bite-sized pieces and massaged it just until it changed color to make it more palatable raw, then I tossed it with shredded leftover roast chicken and an equal mixture of lemon and tahini. It wasn’t quite as fancy as the salad from the book, but I still enjoyed it! An orange and some carrot sticks for munchies brightened up my lunch. What’s in your brown bag?

To see other Paleo (and sometimes just gluten-free) lunch ideas, look in the Brown Bag Tuesday category:

frugal simple brown bag lunch

About Humble Foodie

While we both love to eat well, life as AmeriCorps volunteers doesn’t afford us the budget to try every new restaurant and type of cuisine. With many post-graduate expenses and limited financial resources, what’s a foodie to do? The answer is here, at The Humble Foodie. Instead of spending our hard-earned cash paying other people to cook for us, we’re spending as frugally as possible making delicious meals at home.
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