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Need Lunch Inspo?

Need Lunch Inspo?

Getting bored of the same lunch? Or trying to find a healthier alternative to the lunch meat sandwich or PB&J, look no further!

Here are some hot and cold lunch options that offer loads of micro-nutrients and will keep you full and fueled for hours.

*Click the photos to be taken to the full recipe*

Sweet and Tangy Broccoli Salad

  • 1 pound broccoli crowns
  • (optional: add your choice of protein)
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons mayo, I like Sir Kensington’s or vegan mayo
  • 1½ tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt, more to taste
  • ⅓ cup diced red onions
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup smoked almonds

Balanced Boxes

These boxes from kitchn are my favorite! Mix and match your favorite proteins, healthy fats, fruits, and veggies. Here are some examples of what your box could look like:

Taco Salad

  • 1 lb Ground beef
  • 1 tsp Avocado oil (or any oil of choice)
  • 2 tbsp Taco seasoning (store-bought or home-made)
  • 8 oz Romaine lettuce (chopped)
  • 1 1/3 cup Grape tomatoes (halved)
  • 3/4 cup Cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1 medium Avocado (cubed)
  • 1/2 cup Green onions (chopped)
  • 1/3 cup Salsa
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt (sub for sour cream)

Egg Roll in a Bowl

  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger (finely grated)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 12 oz Mann’s Broccoli Cole Slaw (340 g; 1 bag)
  • 1/4 cup liquid soy seasoning (AKA: Bragg’s liquid aminos. Can swap for low sodium soy sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon monk fruit sweetener (or 2 tablespoons maple syrup/honey if you are not low carb)

Lunch Wrap

  • 1 tortilla wrap (my fav brands: Siete or Tortilla Land)
  • 2 oz. Turkey (my fav brand: Applegate Naturals)
  • Leafy greens
  • Tomatoes
  • Red onions
  • 2 tbsp shredded cheese
  • 2-3 Avocado slices
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Your seasonings of choice

Tuna or Chicken Salad

  • 18 ounce (three 5-ounce) cans of tuna in water , drained well
  • 1/4 cup celery , diced
  • 1 tablespoon red onion , finely chopped
  • 1/2 ripe avocado , cut into small chunks,
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley , chopped
  • 2/3 cup Keto / Whole30 compliant mayonnaise , homemade or Primal Kitchen (can also sub with Greek yogurt if not Whole30, Paleo or keto)
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
  • 2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • fine sea salt or pink salt and freshly cracked black pepper , to taste

Bistro Boxes

Check out these super simple, yet delicious balanced snack boxes from With Peanut Butter on Top.

Garden Vegetable Soup

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped leeks, white part only (from approximately 3 medium leeks)
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced garlic
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 cups carrots, peeled and chopped into rounds (approximately 2 medium)
  • 2 cups peeled and diced potatoes
  • 2 cups fresh green beans, broken or cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 2 quarts chicken or vegetable broth
  • 4 cups peeled, seeded, and chopped tomatoes
  • 2 ears corn, kernels removed
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup packed, chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

Low Carb Mexican Stuffed Peppers

  • 3 large bell peppers, cut in half lengthwise and cored
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil or avocado oil
  • 1 pound grass fed beef
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 cup chopped white or crimini mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground chipotle chili
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup canned tomato puree
  • 4 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • chopped fresh cilantro leaves for garnish, optional

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