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It’s a hard question to answer but when you look around at your co-workers meals, there are some people who are able to put together some healthy, tasty lunches every day.
What’s their secret? Do they have a personal chef? Or do they just know something that you don’t?
Let’s face it, some people know how to add that little something that brings their lunch from basic to a mouth watering meal.
I could never put my finger on how they did it on a regular basis without being in the kitchen for hours. It doesn’t come natural to me.
But today that all changes. Don’t miss my secrets to enjoyable healthy lunches below!
3 Tips to Quickly Make Mouth Watering, Healthy Lunches
I’m always on the hunt for new nutritious lunch ideas to add to my meal plan. Making lunches from home also saves me money. Whenever I’m in a rut, I have some sites that I like to visit. As long as the recipes pass my criteria, I’m good. The ingredients have to be easy to find at any grocery store, and I need to be able to use the leftover ingredients easily for other meals.
1. If this passes go with you as well, check out this post with Healthy Lunches for Under 400 Calories from Fitness.com. Does romaine lettuce, pita bread, garbanzo beans, feta cheese, cucumbers, and a vinagrette sound good to you? I was sold on this article with the first recipe. This can be prepared in minutes. This is a great way to stay motivated to bring your lunch and save money.
2. One of my best tips for eating healthy lunches is to look up the menus of your favorite restaurants online. Many of the websites have the ingredients right on the menu. It’s easy to make a salad or sandwich taste just like the restaurant when you know exactly what’s in it.
Take a look at the Panera website. The first category across the top of the site shows you their menu items.
When you click on the orange link titled “Menu Items”, you get to see what they offer.
I clicked on “sandwiches” in the left column. I love the Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich and it’s so simple to make. If you click the orange link above the sandwich you like, you can find the ingredients listed.
Here are the ingredients to one of my favorite sandwiches. I went to the grocery store to find most of the items listed. At times you have to improvise a bit. I couldn’t wait to eat my lunch. I’m kicking myself for not trying this sooner!
3. You don’t have to cheat on your diet to enjoy a tasty dessert. I don’t know about you but life would just be miserable without a treat here and there. As an attempt to eat healthier but satisfy my sweet tooth, I’ve been making guilt-free desserts that happened to be gluten free as well. It’s one of the only ways I stay motivated to make and eat healthy lunches. So now I get caught in the act of eating dessert without any of the guilt. Big smile! I think of it as a reward for being good. Whatever works, right?
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