I recently found your blog via Pinterest and am really loving all your recipes. You did a post a while ago about healthy lunches, do you have any more ideas to share?
Thanks for the question. It seems like every new year I make the resolution to eat better and eat healthier. This past January was no exception but to me healthier didn't so much mean fat and calories, instead it meant portion control and eating less processed foods (bye, bye Lean Cuisines, diet Cokes, canned soups...all former lunch staples).
Below is a sampling of some of the lunches I have eaten this past month and a half. You'll notice that I still eat cold cuts (turkey or chicken usually) but I've switches to the all-natural, preservative free kind. The rest of the lunches are simple things like salads, leftovers or crackers with cheese. Not pictured but also a favorite lunch of mine is leftover homemade soup or chili, like this one and this one. I find that most taste better the next day anyway. BTW, I really like these Ziploc containers to help control portion size.
I know that lunches can be a real challenge sometimes, so if anyone out there would like to share some of their favorite lunch ideas, just leave a comment below. Thanks!
|Grapes, almonds, pita crackers, Laughing Cow cheese|
|Grilled chicken salad, balsamic vinaigrette, clementine|
|turkey, crackers, Laughing Cow Light cheese, strawberries and grapes|
|salad (lettuce, peppers,onion, tomato), leftover ragotoni, clementine|
|turkey on whole wheat bread, cheese, carrots|
|chickpea salad (with avocado, onion, tomato), crackers, strawberries|
|salad, Italian vingerette, leftover rotiseeer chicken, grapes|
|salad (1/2 hard boiled egg, red potato, onion, tomato), dijion vingarette, grapes|
|turkey, cheese, crackers, apple|
|salmon, asparagus, roasted herb red potatoes, grapes|
|carrots, celery, crackers, white bean tuna salad, clementine|
|turkey on french baguette, kettle chips, carrots|
|salad (lettuce, cucumber, onion), Wasa crisp, Laughing Cow Light cheese spread, balsamic vingerette|
|Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie|