I'm sharing three easy, healthy, protein-packed lunch ideas so you can eat delicious meals and still reach your health and weight loss goals.
I'm making an Avocado + Egg Bowl, a Quinoa Spinach and Mango Bowl, and a Turkey + Veggie Sandwich on a pepper bun. All three lunches are perfect for school or work so pick your favorite and enjoy!
AVOCADO EGG BOWL RECIPE
2 hardboiled eggs, chopped
1/2 avocado, chopped
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
2-4 tablespoons chopped red onion
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Combine eggs, avocado, cherry tomatoes, and red onion in a medium size bowl. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!
Nutrients per recipe: Calories: 427; Total Fat: 34g; Saturated Fat: 7g; Cholesterol: 422mg; Carbohydrate: 15.6g; Dietary Fiber: 5.7g; Sugars: 6.9g; Protein: 14.7g
QUINOA SPINCH MANGO BOWL RECIPE
2 big handfuls baby spinach, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 cup COOKED quinoa
1/3 cup chopped yellow pepper
1/3 cup chopped mango
Juice from 1/2 lime
salt and pepper to taste
Combine baby spinach, garlic, quinoa, pepper, and mango in a medium bowl. Top with lime juice, salt and pepper. Gently toss and enjoy!
Nutrients pre recipe: Calories: 215; Total Fat: 2.2g; Saturated Fat: 0.3g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Carbohydrate: 43.4g; Dietary Fiber: 6.8g; Sugars: 13g; Protein: 7.3g
TURKEY + PEPPER SANDWICH ON A PEPPER BUN RECIPE
1 bell pepper
1 piece red leaf lettuce
1-2 roasted peppers (from a jar)
2 ounces organic turkey breast
1 ounce organic cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
5 spicy pickle slices
1/4 cup hummus
Slice off the cheeks from your pepper and use the two biggest halves for the bread.
On top of one pepper cheek, layer red leaf lettuce, roasted pepper, turkey, cheddar cheese, and pickles.
Spread the hummus on the remaining pepper cheek and place on top to create a sandwich.
Serve and enjoy!
Nutrients per recipe: Calories: 319; Total Fat: 13.6g; Saturated Fat: 6.3g; Cholesterol: 72mg; Carbohydrate: 20.7g; Dietary Fiber: 1.9g; Sugars: 3.1g; Protein: 26.4g
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