Many of us lead busy lives, and it can be hard to think ahead and prepare a lunch for the following work day. We often find ourselves ordering take out or getting fast food as a quick solution during our lunch hour. However, if we put some time aside the night before, we can prepare a healthy lunch which can save us time, money and can often provide us with better nutrition as well. Try out some of these easy recipes for lunch.
Hummus Veggie Wrap
2 whole grain tortillas
4 tablespoon low-fat cream cheese
4 tablespoon hummus
1 small tomato, chopped
1 green onion, chopped
½ cup shredded lettuce or spinach
Spread cream cheese on one tortilla and place the second tortilla on top of the first. Spread the hummus on top of the second tortilla. Sprinkle the tomatoes, onions, lettuce/spinach, and salsa on top. Roll up the tortilla and wrap tightly with plastic wrap. Chill to firm and slice in half.
1 whole grain tortilla
¼ cup beans
2 slices avocado
½ small tomato, chopped
¼ cup shredded lettuce
1 tablespoon shredded low fat cheese
1 tablespoon salsa
Place beans on the tortilla. Top with the avocado, tomato, lettuce, cheese, and salsa. Fold in the sides of the tortilla and roll it up.
You can also add brown rice or other vegetables to the burrito.
Peanut Butter & Jelly
4 Tbsp peanut butter
1-2 Tbsp Jelly
2 slices whole grain bread
Small bag of celery sticks or baby carrots
1 piece of fruit (apple, banana, etc.)
Spread 2 Tbsp of peanut butter on each slice of whole grain bread. Spread jelly on top and join slices to make sandwich. Have celery sticks/baby carrots and piece of fruit on side.
Turkey and Swiss Pita
2 slices turkey breast
1 slice Swiss cheese
2-4 slices tomato
1 teaspoon mustard
1 whole grain pita
Stuff whole grain pita with first four ingredients.
You can add other ingredients, such as peppers, onion, leafy greens, etc.