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Monday, October 24, 2011

Healthy Lunch and Snack Ideas

One of my clients asked what things could she pack in lunches that are portable yet healthy going beyond just the basic sandwich, piece of fruit, and chips. There are many health and economic reason’s to take your lunch and own snacks to work, yet being sure you are not getting bored and knowing what to pack can keep you consistently grabbing that bag instead of heading out to grab a bite or to the vending machine.

Nature’s Touch, KIND, or Kashi Granola Bars
String Cheese
TLC crackers  (all varieties)
Yogurt (plain and add your own fruit, honey, maple syrup, or spices)
Raisins, Craisins, or dried apricots
Apple Sauce
Sun Chips French Onion
Vitalicious 100-Calorie VitaBrownie
Low sodium v-8 juice
Things to Bag up or divide in containers Yourself:
Kangaroo Pita chips with Sea salt
Sweet Potato Chips
Sunflower Seeds
Dry Roasted or Plain Almonds, Peanuts, Cashews, Walnuts, ect
Hard Boiled Eggs
Low Fat Cottage Cheese (Organic Valley Low Fat Cottage Cheese)
Yogurt Covered Raisins or Almonds
Vegetables cut up (carrots, Peppers, Cucumbers, Celery, Broccoli, Cauliflower, whole cherry tomatoes, kohlrabi, radishes) 
Salads (put all vegetables in large container and add your dressing and protein right before eating and shake well to coat)

Beyond a sandwich:
Pita bread, Wraps, Arnold Rolls, Lettuce Wraps
Add Hummus, bean sprouts, avocado, or bean spread for variety

If you have a microwave:
Cook meals in bulk and take leftovers to work
Make a big pot of homemade soup
Jolly Time 100-Calorie Mini Bags, Healthy Pop Butter Flavor
Green Giant Vegetable Steamers  (non seasoned or flavored)

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