What are you eating for lunch today? Sometimes I struggle with keeping my lunches interesting, but lately, I've been loving this formula for a well-balanced and appealing lunch...I prefer a snack-style lunch usually, but as long as I pack large enough portions, I find it to be totally satisfying. Maybe you'll try this out in the week to come!
1. Raw fruit
Recently seen in my lunch bag were organic berries, apple slices, cuties, and orange slices.
2. Raw vegetables
Cucumber slices, carrot sticks, or sugar snap peas are my faves...sometimes I trick myself into eating these by saving them for my commute home because that's when I'm most hungry!
3. Good quality cured meat
It can be difficult to find organic cured meat, so I look for deli meat, sausage, or jerky that's nitrate, nitrite, antibiotic, and hormone free whenever possible.
4. Whole grain crackers
There are lots of options here! Look for something that is 100% whole grain and sugar free. It's a plus if the grain is high-protein.
5. Hydrating water-based beverage
Fizzy waters are my favorite, but iced herbal teas or diluted, 100% juices are also fun.
6. Piece of dark chocolate
Always! Look for something that's made with stevia or beet sugar. If all you can find is organic dark chocolate made with refined sugar (often the case), I recommend eating less than 10g of sugar per serving.
Enjoy putting together lunches you can really look forward to in the coming week!