Come and get it! Check out the following gut-friendly lunch recipes, adapted from the New York Times Cooking website. Clicking on the recipe name will take you to the full recipe, on http://cooking.nytimes.com. I have listed the gutlove-approved ingredients with important substitutions you'll need to keep in mind. Avoid mid-day food comas and keep your lunch light on heavy carbs and don't overeat! Enjoy! #feedyourgut

And in case you don't have time for any of the recipes below, here are some quick grab & go's:

- Zupa Noma soup + toast. Zupa Noma is a high fiber, flavorful soup that makes lunching quick & delicious

- Hummus + toast/wrap + veggies. Easiest, cheapest, healthiest. Period.

- Veggie pasta salad + pesto. Make on Sunday and enjoy for a couple days! Make sure pesto is cheese-free!

- Red leaf lettuce with veggies, nuts + baked chicken. Buy one of those reusable salad bowels with a handy little dressing container and put together a healthy meal in less than 5 minutes every morning! 

Farro Niçoise

  • farro
  • salt
  • green beans
  • anchovy fillets
  • olive oil
  • lemon and lemon juice
  • Dijon mustard
  • shallot
  • capers
  • canned tuna in olive oil
  • parsley
  • ground black pepper
  • tomatoes
  • hard-cooked eggs
  • niçoise or other black olives

Buckwheat Harvest Tart

CRUST

  • buckwheat flour
  • all-purpose flour --> GLUTEN-FREE ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
  • sea salt
  • butter --> OLIVE OIL BUTTER
  • fresh thyme leaves
  • apple cider vinegar
  • cold water

FILLING

  • butternut squash
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt and ground black pepper
  • freshly grated nutmeg
  • garlic
  • swiss chard
  • red pepper flakes
  • yellow onion
  • balsamic vinegar
  • eggs
  • Gruyère --> NO THANKS!

Hummus from ‘Jerusalem’

  • chickpeas
  • baking soda
  • tahini
  • freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • garlic
  • salt
  • ice-cold water

* I think I eat hummus for lunch 3x/week. So easy & so versatile! Wraps, put on a salad, use on toast, and dip your veggies in it!

Mushroom and Beet Borscht

  • dried mushrooms, such as porcinis or shiitakes
  • beets with greens
  • garlic cloves
  • salt
  • sugar --> SKIP!
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • onion
  • carrots
  • celery
  • white or cremini mushrooms
  • parsley stems, bay leaves, black peppercorns, sprigs thyme and allspice berries
  • cider vinegar
  • fresh parsley
  • plain Greek yogurt --> SKIP!
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Butternut Squash Rice Paper Rolls

FOR THE ROLLS:

  • butternut squash
  • olive oil
  • vermicelli rice noodles
  • rice paper wrappers
  •  pumpkin seeds or peanuts
  • cilantro

FOR THE DIPPING SAUCE:

  • soy sauce
  • rice vinegar
  • sugar --> NO THANKS!
  • Asian hot chile oil
  • sesame oil
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Chickpea and Fennel Ratatouille

  • eggplant
  • zucchini
  • Roma (plum) tomatoes
  • onion
  • red or yellow bell peppers
  • fennel bulb
  • garlic
  • olive oil
  • chickpeas
  • fresh thyme or rosemary, chopped fresh basil or parsley