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Perfect Packed Lunch Salad

Healthy? Check. Cheap? Check. Easy? Check. Filling? Check. Doesn't get soggy in a lunchbox? Check. Completely delicious? Check. This lentil salad ticks all the boxes for a meal that will get you through the workday. If you can't get to a microwave, it's even surprisingly decent chilled. No time to roast the beets? No problem. Low-sodium canned beets will work just as well.

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