It’s often a challenge to produce healthy lunches and here are a few suggestions to carry you through a week’s worth of brown bagging. Each item you can elaborate on for variety or choose a similar item in the same vein.
A Serving of Raw Almonds
This is a nice protein boost that tastes like a dessert. Eleven to sixteen almonds constitutes a serving. Count them! It’s easy to take too many. This is good also for a mid afternoon snack as well as a lunch side item.
Score a scrubbed cucumber with a fork all around and then slice thick. These are easy to nibble on to extend the lunch until you feel satisfied. Eating slowly gives you time to feel full.
Celery and Peanut Butter
Use an all natural peanut butter without added sugar. Fill the curve of the celery and sprinkle with crushed walnuts. Wrap tightly in plastic for a delicious side item.
Fresh Homemade Oatmeal Cookies
Sweet, but much healthier than your store sweets with all the cheapest ingredients and fillers and preservatives. Your fresh Oatmeal cookie is made with whole foods and 1/4 less sugar than the recipe calls for. Add raisins and walnuts instead of butterscotch chips.
Fresh spinach leaves and some cherry tomatoes, a sprinkle of pomegranate seeds, some kidney beans. This will be tossed with a vinaigrette at home and packs easily.
Along with a healthy sandwich, and one of these side items add fresh fruit and your lunch is complete.