Ditch the Brown Bag – Quick & Healthy Lunches
Tired of the same boring turkey sandwich or can of soup? Or tired of stressing about packing lunch for the entire household? It’s time to inject some fun into your lunchtime routine. Use these quick and healthy lunch box menus to get you through the day (and the week)!
The Formula for the Perfect Healthy Lunch
We get our energy from three types of molecules: proteins, carbohydrates and fats. A well-balanced lunch contains all of these elements. For an energy boost that will keep you going through the afternoon, focus on complex carbohydrates. This might include whole grain bread, quinoa or whole wheat pasta. Add some protein, like lean chicken or nuts, and complete your meal with a source of monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fats, such as olive oil or avocado.
To save yourself a little hassle, purchase a compartmentalized lunch box to make meal prep easy. You can even make your own by using muffin tins! This will help remind you to add sides to your lunch for a complete, healthy meal.