Lunch! Not Always Convenient, Not Always Healthy!
Lunch is a pretty important meal, especially when you’re on the go. Not only does it keep you energized all afternoon, it plays a critical role in your daily health maintenance.
It’s interesting because so many of us falter at lunch and our eyes want more than our stomach has room for! This is especially amplified when we are short on time or on the go and just want to fill the hunger.
So this week, I want you to do some smart grocery shopping and with just a little prep work, you can make some healthy, delicious lunches. These lunch ideas are perfect whether you work at home or at the office, and they’ll save you time, money and a lot of grief by keeping you from gaining more around your midsection.
Here are 10 easy to prep and super healthy lunch ideas…
10 Healthy and Easy Lunch Ideas
Pomegranate Arugula Salad – If you’re looking for a new salad recipe, this one’s fantastic. Start with an arugula base, add in pomegranate seeds, apple slices, and drizzle with a little balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Add chicken for a dose of protein.
Veggies & Hummus – A super easy and healthy option, all you need is a handful of veggies and some hummus. The hummus is high in protein, and veggies like cucumber, tomatoes, and carrots will keep you energized all afternoon. Enjoy with a side of whole wheat pita if you need a little more.
Turkey & Brie Wrap – Grab a whole what tortilla, and top with green leaf lettuce, turkey, and just a couple small slices of brie cheese. This one’s delicious! For a little more zest, consider adding a tablespoon of cranberry sauce.
Open-Faced Egg Salad Sandwich – Prepare a traditional egg salad using light or fat-free mayonnaise and fresh dill. Pack it in its own air-tight container, and bring along a slice of whole grain bread. When you’re ready for lunch, top the bread with the egg salad and enjoy – with half the carbs!
Turkey Meatballs – Check out my Delicious Healthy Meatball Recipe here, and take them on the go! Cold or reheated, these meatballs make a totally satisfying lunch option. Throw them on a bed of lettuce or turn them into a healthy sandwich!
Chicken Pecan Salad – Using a spring mix of lettuce and leafy greens, add in some roasted pecans, fresh berries, and diced grilled chicken. Drizzle with a light balsamic vinaigrette or poppy seed dressing.
Tuna Pasta Salad – Cook up some whole grain or brown rice pasta, drain and cool, and add in some canned tuna, chopped celery, chopped baby spinach, chopped green onion, and light mayonnaise. Mix it up well, and refrigerate overnight. This is an easy lunch to have on the go!
Greek Salad with Chickpeas – A great vegetarian option, simply toss together some chopped cucumber, cherry tomatoes, green pepper, and rinsed chickpeas. Top with some light feta cheese and drizzle with a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Shrimp & Avocado Wrap – Top a whole wheat tortilla with a little light mayo, some green leaf lettuce, and avocado slices. Add in some cooked, chilled prawns or shrimp, and enjoy!
Quinoa Salad – Quinoa is one of the best carbs you can include in your diet. Try one of my Quinoa Salad Recipes here, and bring it for an easy, healthy lunch!
For days when you’re really tight on time, grab one of these healthy and super satisfying Vega Sport Chocolate Coconut Protein Bars. They’re made out of whole food ingredients, and they’ll give you the energy you need to keep working!
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