It seems like a lot of you (including me sometimes) get bored with lunch at work easily! Or you get hungry too quickly/eat too much/etc. I have received so many emails asking for healthy lunch ideas for work that I have decided to just post my lunch every day!
*Note that every single work day I have an afternoon snack. It is always between 100 and 250 calories, depending on my hunger level. Also, my breakfast is usually between 300 and 500 calories.
Part 1: filled my handy salad tupperware with two big handfuls of organic mixed greens (probably 2-3 loose cups worth?), 2 boiled egg whites, 1/4 avocado (37 g), and a drizzle of Annie’s balsamic dressing.
Part 2: A bread sample from Great Harvest! I have been neglecting that lovely place for a while, so today I went back to get a loaf of honey whole wheat bread (which you will see at lunch later this week). I couldn’t resist taking a sample of their St. Patrick’s Day special: Guiness gouda bread! I took out the cheesy bits and just had the bread portion. It was very chewy and delicious; it almost had a nutty flavor? Anyway, it went perfectly with my salad. I had planned on having a piece of bread with it but not St. Patty’s Day kind!!! It was a very nice change. I estimated it at 2 oz (is that a good estimate?)
Drink: Polar Pomegranate Seltzer.
Fat: 11 g
Carbohydrates: 31 g
Protein: 16 g
Fiber: 5 g
Basic Lunch @ Work Ideas:
1. Leftovers from last night’s dinner
2. Leftovers from last night’s dinner made into a wrap or sandwich to change it up
3. A big salad with these components: unlimited lettuce + 1 serving protein + 1 fat (less than 100 calories) + 2 veggies and little dressing
Example: spinach salad with 1/2 cup chick peas, 1 oz mozzarella, 1/2 sliced cucumber and 1/2 sliced tomato, and a splash of greek dressing.
How to Make it Work:
Always, always, always pack your lunch while making your dinner. That way you always have a lunch for work, and you don’t need to scramble in the morning to put something together.
Please share your lunch @ work tips!