Easy and Delicious Lunches to Take With You to Work
Having a demanding job can sometimes make life a little bit tougher. One prime example of this is how a busy work-life can negatively impact your diet. Often times, when you’re on the go, you may forget about packing a lunch and are forced to find something fast to squeeze in during your lunch break. Eating fast food like McDonald’s or Wendy’s frequently can increase your cholesterol, blood pressure and can even increase your odds of having heart disease or diabetes. To combat the rise of American obesity, try meal prepping your lunches to take with you to work! This way you can ensure that you’re putting the best ingredients into your meals, resulting in an overall happier and healthier you!
Here are some examples of easy, delicious and healthy lunches to bring with you to work!
Meal prep = Veggie + Protein + Starch
The basic guide to building a great lunch is to incorporate veggies, protein, and starches. The key to doing this in a successful way is to balance each one, and adding the best of each ingredient. This allows having a variety for many different meals! The graphic below explains how to get the best out of this food formula.
Other great options for lunch are:
Turkey Taco Salad
This is a fun meal for Taco Tuesday (or for any day of the week, too!) that will leave your taste buds and stomach happy. One of the best things about this recipe is that it uses ground turkey, which has risen in popularity because it’s healthier in comparison to beef. You can make dinner with ground turkey and just set aside however much you want for your lunch the next day! Then, add the taco seasoning and you’re good to go!
The full recipe can be found here:Turkey Taco Salad Meal Prep Recipe
Deli Snack Box
For days when you’re feeling extra lazy and don’t have your lunch ready to go, try making a deli snack box for your lunch! It has all the great qualities of the best snacks, while still being filling. Plus, it comes in at only 382 calories per serving!
The key to this recipe is having enough turkey to combat your hunger. By adding hard boiled eggs, cherry tomatoes and raw almonds, you’re also hitting almost every major food group! Find the recipe using the link below!
Honey Sriracha Meatball Bowl
This recipe will definitely spice up your usual lunch routine! I love this recipe for many different reasons. First of all, who doesn’t love a good meatball!? Also, this recipe calls for ground turkey, so with one purchase of ground turkey, you can make both this recipe and the turkey taco salad! This recipe rings in at only 295 calories per serving, and for a meal as delicious and exciting as this, it’s a win-win! This recipe is by Eat Yourself Skinny and can be found here. Honey Sriracha Glazed Meatballs
Turkey Spinach Pinwheel
The last of my favorite lunches is the turkey spinach pinwheel.This recipe is great because it takes a fun twist on a typical turkey sandwich. Making these pinwheels is fun and they taste great, too! The key to this lunch is to include lots of fruits and vegetables to accompany the pinwheels. You can choose whichever fruits and veggies you like!
Find this recipe here: Turkey Spinach Pinwheels