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A Candle Set

Who doesn't want a new candle to make bathtime or bedtime a little bit more zen? This AM to PM candle set features four mini candles to transport you to a different magic moment; 'wake' smells like the ocean and 'dusk' smells like the scent of a cabin in the woods. ($59; brooklinen.com)

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Old-School Lunch

healthy lunch to pack for work

Make mama proud by boxing up this simple lunch for work. A turkey sandwich and a side of fruit take only minutes to prepare, but the healthful combo will give you energy to last the day. Give your old school lunch a grown-up update with a chilled fresh fruit smoothie (switch up your smoothie if you can't stand bananas with these alternate smoothie ingredients). 

Ingredients:
For smoothie:
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1 banana
1 cup nonfat milk

For sandwich:
1 slice whole-grain bread
4 slices smoked turkey breast
Lettuce and tomato

Directions:
To make the smoothie, combine frozen strawberries, banana and milk together in a blender. To make the sandwich, slice bread in half, spread Dijon mustard on each side, then layer turkey breast, lettuce and tomato between the halves. Serve with fruit of choice, like grapes, blueberries and a banana.

Shrimp and Edamame Stir-Fry

healthy stir fry lunch idea to pack

Store-bought frozen shrimp is quick to thaw and easy to whip into a flavorful lunch, especially when combined with broccoli and edamame. The Japanese green soybean is an all-star legume, naturally abundant in antioxidants and isoflavones.

Ingredients:
1 cup frozen shrimp, shelled and thawed
1/2 cup edamame, shelled and steamed
1/3 cup broccoli florets, chopped
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1/2 cup brown rice, cooked

Directions:
In a pan over low-medium heat, sauté shrimp until cooked. Add edamame and broccoli. In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, sesame oil and rice wine vinegar. Drizzle the sauce over the stir-fry. Serve with a side of brown rice.

Quick Salmon Burger

healthy lunch idea salmon burger

Now here's a healthy weekend lunch idea: salmon burgers. They are a deliciously healthy alternative to fast food hamburgers—and just as juicy! A fish that’s highly concentrated in omega-3 fatty acids, salmon tastes even better when accompanied by a squeeze of fresh lemon. Whole-grain bread and Dijon mustard, rather than an enriched white hamburger bun and creamy mayonnaise, help keep the calorie count in check.

Ingredients:
1 store-bought salmon patty
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons Djion mustard
1 whole-grain bun
Lettuce and tomato, sliced

Directions:
Heat oil in a pan and cook salmon patty on both sides. Sprinkle lemon juice over the patty. Spread Dijon mustard on both sides of a whole-grain bun. Assemble salmon patty, lettuce and tomato slices in bun.

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