Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Brown Bagged Lunches

This is week two of packing healthy lunches for me and Carrie.  When Carrie told me that she was not disciplined enough to stick to a healthy diet, I offered to pack her lunch.  I really enjoy trying new recipes and coming up with ways to sneak fiber and extra protein into our lunches.  What does this look like? 

Typical snacks:  (we have an AM and PM snack)
  • Fruit (chopped apples, celery, dates) and Greek yogurt
  • An apple sliced with cinnamon
  • Trail mix (almonds, dates, raisins, craisins, walnuts)
  • Homemade protein bar
  • Homemade energy bar
  • Celery with natural peanut butter
  • Cottage cheese topped with cinnamon and walnuts (Carrie's favorite! ;))
Examples of lunches:
  • Omelet with spinach and low-fat cheese with side of baked sweet potato
  • Lean ground beef burger on multi-grain english muffin with fruit salad
  • Whole wheat tortilla with bananas, sliced almonds, peanut butter, and honey....with side salad. 
  • Egg white pizza with low-fat cheese, grilled chicken, caramelized onions, tomatoes, and bbq sauce
  • Grilled chicken, grilled zucchini, and sweet potato wedges
  • Whole wheat rotini with ground turkey marinara sauce

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