Blog post written by: Madelyn Trefzger
Lunch can oftentimes be the hardest meal to prepare for - especially if you have to pre pack or are left to whatever’s available at lunchtime. It is, however, important that we are fueling our bodies throughout the day, so having an idea of how to structure a fulfilling lunch is the first step.
I use this guide to build a lunch meal:
Choice of Protein: we can build around this
Pair with a Carbohydrate: this may be a grain or starchy vegetable that compliments the protein
Side of Fruit / Vegetable: gotta get those phytonutrients
Fat of choice: this could be a dip or spread to enhance the meal
A sweet treat: if desired; p.s. you can have a sweet at any meal!
Here are a few examples of quick and nutritious lunch ideas you can prepare the day before and grab on the way out the door:
Deli meat, crackers, bell peppers, hummus, yogurt cup
Tuna salad, crackers, sliced cucumbers, ranch dip, applesauce
Rotisserie chicken, rice, broccoli florets, shredded cheese, sour cream, apple
Egg salad, pretzels, celery sticks, peanut butter, clementine
Peanut butter and jelly sandwich, cheese stick, carrots and ranch dip, apple slices
Greek yogurt, peanut butter, granola, berries
Turkey sandwich, potato chips, fresh fruit, bell pepper slices, cream cheese
Here is a pick-list of quick and easy options to include in your lunches!
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