Now, Darlings– we know that with the end of summer comes new work schedules starts to internships, school, and the never-ending cycle of how busy all of our fabulous lives can be! We find that the busier we get the harder it gets for us to eat healthy, TO EAT in general, and the most common issue-spending most of our paycheck on restaurants and convenient stores for a quick bite. By no means should this be a reason for us to slow down or do less with our day, because who runs the world??? GIRLS.(go ahead and channel that inner Beyonce).We are just simply stating…lets find a solution to this problem, and when we say, ‘WE” what we really mean is, let us get to work and you just sit there and look pretty 😉
First and foremost, let’s hit the BIG issue at hand, lunches. We know how it is- in the mornings the only thing on our mind is getting out of the house in one piece and on time to work. But lunch is IMPORTANT– so give yourself 10 minutes the night before to pack some fresh, and nutritious food to get you through your day.
I bought this little lunch Tupperware set at the grocery store and swear by it!I think it has the perfect portion sizes for us ladies to get a nutritious lunch while watching the waistline. I never feel bad eating every last crumb in my container because it is all measured out! Not only that, but it comes with an ice pack that fits snug onto the bigger half of the container to keep everything chill but not soggy! #Lifesaver
Here are 5 FAB Lunch Options just for you:
**we have a million ideas and combinations so message us or comment if you want some more or even if you want some for a certain dietary restriction**
-Slice up some turkey breast and cucumber slices and make little sandwiches held together with a little toothpick! My fave thing to do is sprinkle a little, Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb seasoning on the cucumber for added flavor!
-Slice up an apple and drizzle a little almond butter. I like doing it this way because it allows you to control your serving size of almond butter (because if you are anything like me you can get a little cray on any type of nut butter). Now, sprinkle a little cinnamon on these pups- it’s sweet and great for your metabolism.
Hard Boiled Egg For The Win
-Hard boiled eggs are a staple. Boil some at the start to your week so you have them for snacks and lunches when you need something quick. I like mine with Mrs. Dash table blend seasoning, pepper, oh and a little Tabasco.
Carrots Will Keep Your Tummy Happy
-Carrots are MORE filling then you think so I like to throw a few in my lunch because if I still think I am hungry these will do the trick. I like sweet baby carrots plain but feel free to throw in some hummus too!
Quinoa Salad Because You Are So Trendy
-Costco saves lives- I swear. I love getting their giant bag of baby spinach mixed with kale. I throw some of that with some other veggies together. My favorite is to get the mini sweet peppers and slice those up in the salad.
-Now, for the good stuff. Costco sells a container of premade and mixed quinoa with some other veggies, flax seed, and a little bit of sprinkled cheese and its AMAZE- like so good cold or warmed. Put in a scoop of this on top of your salad and try not to eat it till lunch 😉
-Fill up the tiny container with some balsamic vinaigrette to toss in when you are ready to eat.
Energy Bites For a Treat That’s Good For You
-Once you have made a batch of these at the start of your week they are the easiest thing to toss in your lunch and it will make you feel like you are having dessert!
The Hummus Among Us w/ some Veggies
-At the start of the week I wash all my veggies and put them in containers, so its super easy to grab some and make a quick assortment. My favorites are carrots, cucumbers, celery, and sweet peppers.
-Either make your own hummus or pick a good one out at the store. I LOVE getting local hummus; my current obsession is Jalapeno Hummus!!! I die- too good!
To Die For Turkey Wraps
-Grab some turkey breast (Costco yet again has amazing meat selections) and fill them with the spinach and kale mix I told you about before, and some other yummy stuff! I like to do avocado, tomatoes, and a little onion! Keep them together with a toothpick 🙂
A little celery and almond butter never hurt nobody
-Load up on the celery and fill each of the boats with some almond or nut butter of your choice!
Hard Boiled Eggs Rock
-This added protein will help you through the rest of your day! You can even slice this up and put it in your turkey wraps! Yum!
-Because sometimes you just need a little sweet and so lets keep it a healthy one 😉
Turkey and Quinoa Bowl
-A few slices of that yummy turkey breast
-A scoop of quinoa
-With a side of veggies
-This can all be mixed up or you can eat separately- just depends what you like! Sometimes I like making little turkey wraps out of it but sometimes I am so busy I just need to be able to snack on everything while I work- this meal is perf for that!
Sweet Potato Chips and Dip
-Make sure you get sweet potato chips that are ONLY sweet potato no other added ingredients besides maybe a little salt and olive oil. They are actually pretty dang good for you!
Dips are The BESTTT
-A scoop full of guacamole (no sour cream added- just avocado, onion, jalapeno, tomatoes, and seasonings like cayenne pepper)
-Also a container full of salsa- the dips are great with the veggies and turkey too!
-I love this lunch because sometimes I just add it altogether and have myself a healthy and cheap Chipotle 😉
Rice Cakes Are still happenin’
-Get a gluten-free brown rice cake and place some turkey on it. You can do hummus before hand or just place a scoopful off to the side. ( I like doing this with guacamole too!)
Veggies Veggies Veggies
-I like to place some “crunchies” on top of this, so I place the veggies on top- some cucumbers and sweet peppers and then have the celery to dip in leftover hummus! But you can also just eat the veggies separately.
Just A Handful Of Nuts
-Throw in some of your fave trail mix. I like an assortment of cashews, almonds, pistachios, and peanuts-but do whatever makes your tummy happy!!
Snap Peas Are the Bomb.Comb
-I started buying these because I can’t really do gluten or corn and wanted something beside just sweet potato chips when I wanted a salty, crunchy snack. These bad boys are so good! And they come in all the best flavors! We love the Caesar and tomato basil!
Okay Now, Snack Time Done Right.
These energy bites are so good- can be made a million different ways and not to mention they are the easiest thing in the world!!
1 cup of gluten-free Rolled Oats
1 scoop of Protein Powder
1/3 cup of Chocolate Chips (optional)
1/4 cup of Agave
1/2 cup of Almond Butter
1/3 cup of Flax Seed
Mix everything together. Separate into little balls and then refrigerate. And then guess what? They are done! No baking or fussing just pure yumminess!
Darlings, we know how busy life can get, but keeping up with your nutrition is up to you!And not eating?! So not a good plan, so take some of these tips and put them to use. Oh, and like we said if you need more ideas or adjustments let us know we would be happy to help!So stay busy, stay fabulous, and don’t be hangry or penniless because you spent all your money on gas station hot dogs– because we have all heard it before but Beyonce has the same amount of hours in her day as we do- and dang she works it- and so can we! 🙂