Healthy Items To Pack in your Lunch
If you aren’t packing your lunch for work, then you are missing out!! Don’t spend your money on a take-out lunch every day. There are so many delicious and healthy options that are available to you that will fuel your brain and body with all the right stuff. Without a balanced mid-day meal, your energy and concentration will drop along with your productivity! So set yourself up for success and keep everything you need on-hand to pack the perfect lunch! Having healthy items to pack in your lunch around the house is key to staying on track!
Will it be a lot of work to pack your lunch everyday?
Let’s be honest….packing lunch everyday for you or your kids or your better half (in our case it is me and my better half!) can be work. During one of my one-hour elliptical climbs during the week, I start planning and noting meals on my phone. Then I buy everything I need and on Sunday I take a few hours to prep it all as much as possible. You just HAVE to plan!! Is it work? Yes. But there is nothing more important to me than what we are fueling are bodies with. Do we splurge and endulge? Of course! But during the week, good healthy food is what I want our bodies and brains fueled with.
Not feeling motivated to pack your lunch? Prioritize your health. Prioritize your budget! Find a way to make it fun! Every time I sit down at work and open up my healthy lunch…I feel proud of myself! Yea, it was work! But the reward is feeling good and having more energy and productivity, and knowing that I am contributing to the health and wellness of my family is the biggest driver of all for me! There are ways to make meal planning/lunch packing fun! Have a mimosa while your prep on the weekends and put on a good podcast, football game, or movie! You will thank yourself during the week when you open up that lunch box!
Here are some ideas of some things that you can pack for snacks and lunch throughout the day !
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Veggies Made Great Superfood Cakes
If you have access to a microwave, Veggies made great make for a great treat! Packed with nutrient-rich superfood veggies like Kale & Cauliflower, Gluten Free and only 80 calories! Their Superfood Veggie Cakes make the ultimate breakfast, snack or side dish! Allergy-friendly! Gluten Free, Soy Free, Peanut & Tree Nut Free. Honestly I sometimes just eat it at room temp and love it! Just depends what your preference is!
Vegetables are the first and primary ingredient in every Veggies Made Great product. Whether the vegetables that make up the product are hidden, like zucchini and carrots in their Double Chocolate Muffins or the highlight of the product like kale and cauliflower in their Superfood Veggie Cakes, Veggies Made Great makes eating your veggies delicious.
Simple Mills Snack Pack Almond Flour Crackers
A healthier on-the-go snacking option. There are (6) 0.8oz. single serve pouches within each box. Made with a wholesome blend of almond flour, sunflower seeds & flax seeds. There are 3g of protein per serving. These Simple Mills Almond Flour Crackers are a Good source of Vitamin E. Made with high-oleic, expeller-pressed Organic Sunflower oil.
Certified Gluten-Free, Grain Free, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Gums/Emulsifiers Free. They are Non-GMO Project Verified, Paleo-Friendly, and Vegan. Baked, never fried! These are perfect to pair with a small pack of hummus, guacamole, or peanut butter !
These mini guacamole cups are a perfect snack to take with crackers, chips, or vegetables!!! They are the perfect serving size for one person! I use these several times a week in my lunches as well as pair with eggs or add into wraps!!
Make-Ahead Salads that stay fresh for days!
The trick is…. chopping all my veggies for my salad on my meal prep Sunday! On Sundays, I put a lot of work (and heart and soul) to make healthy, whole-food breakfast, lunches, and dinner a reality. Washing and chopping all my veggies on Sunday allows me to add them to salads and wraps throughout the week! Don’t have time to prep? Consider buying a ready made salad from Sam’s Club or Costco and dividing it into containers!
I chop bell pepper, carrots, and cucumber and store them in a zip-lock with a paper towel. I have tried a lot of methods, a lot of expensive ‘produce’ containers, and have found this to be the very best method!!
Check out my blog post about prepping salads ahead so they stay fresh for days!!!
Hummus cups are perfect to pair with pretzels, veggies, crackers in your lunchbox. If you have a favorite hummus, then order these containers to pack your own individual hummus cups!! Hummus is the perfect thing to munch on when you need a quick snack!
Hard Boiled Eggs- Follow this Recipe
I have THE PERFECT METHOD FOR HARD BOILED EGGS ! I have tried all the methods…stovetop, using vinegar, blah blah blah. I am telling you, if you use this method, you can have a dozen hard boiled eggs out of their shell in 2 minutes or less. Not only are the easy to peel, but they come out perfectly cooked every single time! I’ve never had a bad batch! CLICK HERE TO GET MY METHOD!
2022 is here! January is a great time for a reset and I have a super delicious and healthy lunch recipe for you! Chicken salad will always be one of my favorite meals to meal-prep for the week. It is so easy and packed with both healthy protein and hearty vegetables. This Healthy Chicken salad is my current favorite for lunch! Serve this delicious chicken salad on a bed of greens, on your favorite bread, with crackers or for a low-carb option you can serve with veggies! This recipe is so versatile…it is great for packing in lunches This recipe is posted on my instagram @abusykitchen where I share daily stories of what I have cooking in my kitchen!
Veggies Made Great Cinnamon Rolls
Keto Friendly Cinnamon Roll Muffins
Veggies made great! Our new Keto muffins check all the boxes: low sugar (only 1 gram!), high protein (5 grams!) and low carb (5 net carbs!). But unlike all the other keto friendly sweets, veggies are the first ingredient! These muffins make a delicious breakfast, on-the-go snack or dessert you won’t feel guilty about! And just like all of our delicious food, these muffins are gluten free, soy free, peanut & tree nut free! Try our Keto Cinnamon Roll Muffin for a refreshing and delicious treat!
- Veggies are the first ingredient!
- Keto Friendly: 1 gram of sugar, 5 grams of protein and 5 grams of net carbs!
- Only 90 calories!
- Allergy friendly: gluten free, soy free, peanut & tree nut free
16g Carb – 5g Fiber – 6g Allulose = 5g Net Carb
Tuna salad is full of heart healthy delicious ingredients. This Tuna Salad easily packs up! Double the recipe if you want to prepare it for your weekly lunch meal prep! Serve this Tuna Salad on bread, an english muffin , wrap, pita or on vegetables! Adding microgreens to this Tuna Salad takes it to the next level! This healthy Tuna Salad recipe takes of of the typical ingredients of tuna salad and replaces them with superior ingredients that are heart healthy and delicious! Tuna salad and crackers is a perfect fast snack at work! Click here for the recipe!
Prepared Chicken Breast for the Week
Having Chicken Breast Prepared for the week is a great way to stay on track and add protein to your salads and wraps that you pack in your lunch! I have an easy recipe for Air-Fried Chicken that is quick, healthy and simple. A lot of rotisserie chickens contain ingredients that are not that good for you! Do a little research and you might be surprised!! I like knowing where my chicken came from and exactly what’s in it! Check out my quick and simple recipe for Air Fryer Chicken!