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Healthy Lunch Ideas for the Office

Working in an office, I often use to find myself going out to lunch and not only making unhealthy choices when it came to the foods I ate, based on what was available around the area, but also spending a ridiculous amount of money.  



Over time I decided that it was smarter for me to bring my own lunches to the office and make healthy lunches that were good for me and saved me money.  I would bring my lunch in a pretty lunch bag, like this one from Seekers Cove


It has a stylish and professional look to it, has lots of room to bring  everything I need,  has a lightweight, durable material, and is good for the environment, because it is reusable.  It even has interior elastic straps to hold things in place and a double insulated body to keep things cold or hot.

Here are five healthy lunch ideas for the office:

Avocado Salad


Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado pitted and peeled
  • 2 tablespoons fat free sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice, fresh
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro minced, fresh
  • 2 tablespoons minced red onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper and paprika to taste
  • Serve on lettuce leaves or in a wrap.  Add grilled chicken or boiled egg for extra protein

Hummus 


Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp tahini
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin olive oil
  • 1 (15 oz) can garbanzo beans/ chick peas
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 medium garlic clove
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • Salt to taste and paprika to taste
  • Visit https://toriavey.com/toris-kitchen/classic-hummus/ for step by step instruction.
Hummus is great to eat with fresh cut veggies and pita bread.  

Cottage Cheese


Ingredients

  • 1 small container of cottage cheese
  • 1 melon cut into chunks
  • 3 fresh strawberries halved
  • fresh pineapple chunked
  • any other fruit you enjoy
Place a cup of cottage cheese in the middle of a plate, surround with your favorite fruits and berries.

Cauliflower Rice Ideas



Cauliflower rice is so delicious and convenient.  You can purchase it frozen and even flavored.  For a quick lunch idea, use it in a burrito recipe in place of rice.  You can even make a bowl, like the one pictured above.  Just add your favorite spices, some beans, nuts and chopped veggies for a complete, healthy meal.  The recipe ideas are endless.

Breadless Sandwiches



These cucumber sandwiches are one of many wonderful breadless sandwich ideas that can be found on this pinterest board: https://pin.it/3ffmxuuwvzlj6b.  Use it for great ideas and inspiration.

Do you have any healthy lunch ideas to share?  Comment below or visit my Facebook Page to share!




Comments

  1. Bringing your own lunch is a good idea. I like controlling exactly what'sin my meals.

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  2. OMG! girl you have so many delicious! recipes here, I love those cucumber sandwiches, yum!! Going to share this post on my Facebook page.
    @tisonlyme143

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