Thankfully I am a planner and organizer. I usually work Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in the newsroom, so on Sunday I do a bit of meal prep for my working days. Normally I will make lunches for the days I work and put them in plastic containers in the fridge to keep them cool until they are put in a lunchbox for that day.
I've gotten some questions about what to pack for lunch, so I will try to post what I pack for lunch for work to give you some ideas.
I prepared this salad yesterday and had it for lunch today. It takes less than five minutes to make and it's delicious:
- 1 turkey burger, cooked and shredded
- 2 cups organic spring mix lettuce
- 2 nectarines, diced
- 1/4 cup diced green and red peppers
- 1 tablespoon pepitas
- 1 tablespoon unsalted sunflower seeds
- 1 tablespoon dried tart cherries
- 1 tablespoon shredded coconut
I always pack a fruit with my lunch too, Granny Smith apples are one of my favorite fruits.
For some extra protein, and a sweet kick, I packed 1/2 cup Dannon Light and Fit Greek Yogurt. Sometimes I also packed some healthy homemade granola in a ziploc bag for an added crunch in my yogurt.
In addition to packing lunch I always pack extra snack as "hunger killers." I have been known to get hungry between meals and when I get hungry often I will get cranky- and no one likes a cranky, hungry Rachael. My go to hunger killers are a handful of almonds, a small bundle of grapes, granola, or a spoonful of peanut butter or almond butter.