Healthy Easy Lunches to Bring to Work in 2015

Healthy Easy Lunches to Bring to Work in 2015

As the New Year has arrived, probably many of you have decided that a healthier lifestyle should definitely be on your agenda. However, it is quite hard to maintain a good diet while at work because not lots of venues offer tasty, but diet dishes. It is a lot easier, not to mention cheaper, to have a burger or sandwich. Yet you can always spend a little time in the morning or the night before and prepare your meal for the day at home, then bring it to work and enjoy your own cooking! Here are a few healthy lunch ideas:

  • Easy burrito bowl: One of the best things about this recipe is that it is quick and you do not need to do a lot of preparation work on it. It also gives you space for improvisation: you can add your favorite protein source or leave it vegetarian. You need a cup of rice (or quinoa: your choice!), some corn, black beans, Romaine lettuce, diced tomatoes, an avocado, chopped cilantro leaves and a cup of salsa. The chipotle cream sauce would contain a cup of sour cream, pressed clove garlic, the juice of a lime, some salt and a tablespoon of chipotle paste. For the sauce, simply whisk the ingredients. Cook the rice, and after it has cooled, stir the salsa in it. Add the other ingredients and you are done!
  • Sweet and sour broccoli salad: If you hated eating broccoli as a child, hopefully you have started by now, since it is a great vegetable which contains tons of vitamin C and cancer-fighting compounds. For this recipe, remember to blanche the broccoli because this will retain the crunchiness and green color of the vegetable. You will need half a cup of sweet and sour sauce, three small cut stalks of broccoli, some black sesame seeds, a tablespoon of sesame oil, a handful of roasted cashews and two stalks of sliced green scallions. Mix half the sauce and the broccoli in a bowl. Drizzle the mix with a tablespoon of sesame oil. Toss some sesame seeds and more sauce, if you want. Add the cashews and the scallions and stir the salad. You can store the salad in the fridge up to five days!
  • Spicy Asian chicken salad: Do you need a sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, low crab option? Here it is! You will need some shredded carrots, some shredded salad, some black sesame seeds, a jalapeno, a few shreds of chicken, the juice of two limes, some soy sauce, and a few drops of liquid stevia. Put the ingredients in a large plastic bag or a big bowl and mix them well. Done!
  • Chicken lettuce wraps: Sounds great and healthy right? You need a pound of ground chicken, two cloves of minced garlic, a diced onion, two tablespoons of soy sauce, a tablespoon of wine vinegar, a tablespoon of olive oil, a tablespoon of freshly grated ginger, a can of water chestnut, drained and diced, two sliced green onions, some salt and pepper and a head butter lettuce. Cook the chicken until browned for a few minutes. Stir in the ingredients for a few minutes and season with the spices. Place the mixture in the lettuce and you are done!

Stay tuned for more healthy and quick recipes for your work lunches!

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