Have you been taking the same sad sandwich to work every day for the past umpteen years? Have you given up on taking your own lunch to work just to go out to eat every day?
We’re here to help you come up with some new and easy ways to pack a healthful lunch. We guarantee it’ll have flavor, will keep well and will provide all the nutrients you need to make it through the end of the day!
How? There are a variety of ways to keep your lunch menu fresh & tasty, without a ton of effort.
Probably the best way to accomplish this task is to bulk cook over the weekend.
By bulk cooking, you free up your time during the week and allow yourself to pack your lunch days ahead of time. If you don’t already have it, we suggest you invest in some microwave-safe (glass) containers. Pyrex offers great variety in size and shape.
Here are a few recipes to get you started with your bulk cooking, giving you a jump start on your week:
Bulk Cook Protein: Use the recipes below or simply bake some chicken breast or thighs at 350 for 25-30 minutes (depending on the size & quantity of the chicken, you may need to bake longer). Season with your favorite spices!
Veggies & Sides: Pack these separately and pair with a protein choice above for a complete meal. Or make it simple, pack some sliced peppers, carrots & celery with some of your favorite hummus!
- Baby Bell Peppers with Feta & Mint
- Chickpea & Tomato Salad with Fresh Basil
- Quinoa & Veggies
- Cauliflower “Rice”
All in One: Soups, stews and stir-fries are a great way to incorporate veggies & meat into one complete meal. Obviously these are not the only recipes you can use — I am sure you have quite a few available that you already know and love!