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A Healthy Lunch

  • January 11, 2015
  • By Brittany
A Healthy Lunch

I hate lunch. Not the actual eating lunch because I’m always starving come lunchtime but the process of deciding what to have and making it or buying it. I have tons of ideas for breakfast and dinner but ask me what to have for lunch and I am at a loss. Even when I buy lunch, I still have a hard time deviating from a few sure things and that gets a bit boring.

I decided to put an end to boring and made a healthy lunch that you can have this week!

I like to make sure I have some protein, veggies, fruit and a little something special for lunch.  I put together this bento-style lunch in a mere minutes.  It’s easy for on-the-go lunches or when you are just looking to through together something quick at home.

1. Apples- A fail-safe fruit, it is portable and filling.  The fiber on the skin will keep you full while the sweetness of the apple is satisfying.  My favorite is honeycrisp.  Also great with some almond butter spread on it.

2. Hummus- I love making my own hummus but I’ve also come across a few really great store-bought brands recently.  They have unique flavors that really add some kick to the boring old hummus routine.  I like to have two varieties to spice it up. 

3. Veggies- I love looking at this color palette!  It screams healthy!  Baby carrots in individual packages are easy to grab on the go and perfectly portioned.  I also buy mini cucumbers so I can slice one up at a time since I hate mushy cukes.  And pre-sliced peppers save me a ton of time.

4. Hardboiled eggs- I buy a half dozen eggs and hardboil them at once so I can eat them throughout the week.  They are easy and packed with protein.  Also, don’t be scared of the yokes!  One yoke a day shouldn’t negatively impact your cholesterol.

5. Power balls- These are so easy to make, full of nutritious goodness and quite tasty.  It’s a nice treat to add to a meal.  Check out the recipe!

 Readers, what do you eat for lunch?  What would you put in a power ball?  




By Brittany, January 11, 2015
  • Ashlee
    January 11, 2015

    Thanks for this post 🙂 I am terrible at lunch ideas!!! The power ball looks awesome … Unfortunately I can’t have any nuts 🙁 do you think there is an alternative to the almond butter?

  • caitlin
    January 12, 2015

    Oh! I’ll have to try your Power Ball recipe – Looks great!! Thanks for sharing, Britt!

  • Shawna
    January 12, 2015

    wow this is the healthiest lunch ever! i recently ODd on almond butter — i won’t even tell you how much i’ve eaten, it’s embarrassing — so i’m cutting out all nuts and nut butters, as i have zero self control around them. i’m still recovering from a long wknd of not the best food choices, so hopefully my lunches this week will look more like this!

  • Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    January 12, 2015

    That power ball sounds yummy! I’m having lunch as I type this actually – a banana almond butter smoothie today! I’m also a big apple fan and I eat one on most days.

  • Kim
    January 12, 2015

    When I’m home I usually just do left-overs or a salad. Chris takes left-overs to work every day unless he’s flying and then he takes a sandwich. I try not to put much thought into lunch:)

  • Ashley @ A Lady Goes West
    January 13, 2015

    Hi Brittany! I tend to find something I like for lunch and eat it a lot over and over again. And much like this platter you’ve come up with above, I like variety and I mix everything together. A lot of times I’ll have a veggie, with a baked sweet potatoes and some sunny side-up eggs. I usually dip all of the bites in the egg! But in a rush, a fail-safe peanut butter and jelly on whole wheat does the trick. Hope you’re having a great day!

  • Holly
    January 13, 2015

    I tried your power balls and they are well worth making–easy, too! Thanks for the good recipe.

  • Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama
    January 13, 2015

    Lunch time is always the absolute hardest for me. These are fantastic ideas!! Thank you for the power ball recipe seems so simple and looks delicious!

  • Melanie @ Happy Being Healthy
    January 13, 2015

    Oh, that lunch looks delicious! I also want to try those power balls. They look so so good! Yum, yum, yum!

  • Lisa @ Lulus Big Adventure
    January 14, 2015

    I’m also not a big fan of lunch (well, yes, I do like eating it haha). Other than the hardboiled eggs (not an egg girl), all the other things are part of my regular lunch lineup!

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