Posts Tagged healthy lunches
I’m always on a search for something I can make me and the hubs that is healthy, easy, and totally packable for lunches. Oh and that I don’t have to prepare nightly. Oh and it has to be filling. And did I mention healthy…? Clean eating can be easy, I promise!
Well here you go. This is it. I figured it out and I’ll share it with you.
mmmm….doesn’t this look ooey gooey, delicious? It is. Trust me.
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4 Boneless skinless chicken tenderloins (can use tofu or white beans as an alternative)
1 ripe avocado
1/4-1/2 cup Nonfat plain greek yogurt
1 cup washed broccoli florets
1/2 cup sliced grape tomatoes
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (concentrate is okay)
salt, pepper, chipotle pepper to taste
Cook plain chicken tenderloins until no longer pink. Chop into bite-sized pieces. Cut avocado into small pieces. In a large bowl, smash avocado with a fork and add the chicken, lemon juice, broccoli, and tomatoes. Stir together. Add 1/4 cup greek yogurt and stir. Check the consistency, if you like your food a little less ‘saucy’, this is probably enough for you. If you want it creamier, add a little more greek yogurt. Add salt, pepper, and chipotle pepper to taste. That’s it.
Serve in a while wheat pita with a bed of mixed greens.
This recipe is very forgiving. You can absolutely add more or less of anything. Replace stuff. Throw in red peppers. Capers. Whatever your heart desires. The more veggies you add, the healthier this becomes AND the more voluminous it is – which will make it stretch even further. I take the mashup and divide it into two large to-go containers…one for my hubby and one for me. We put it at in the fridge at work & just bring new pitas & mixed greens every day to assemble at lunch time. It usually makes about 4 lunches, so we each have 2 days of lunch covered for very little time and effort. I may just double the recipe next time so we each get 4 days of lunches. We’re not afraid of repetition, especially when it’s THIS delicious and healthy!
So there you have it, an easy, healthy, clean eating recipe for your lunches. Or dinners. What do you think?
Okay, now go eat! I know I just made you hungry…
I’m a few days late posting the challenge for this week… I’ve been MIA because I was planning and prepping a new lunch plan for our week.
And that’s what this challenge is about.
I went and made up a big batch of grilled chicken, cooked a whole bag of kidney beans, and steamed some veggies. And it’s all for our lunches. I wanted to eat A LOT less frozen meals and less fast food. I didn’t eat it a ton, but the frozen meals sure were convenient to take to work.
So your weekly challenge this week is to plan and prep healthy, easy lunches (or dinners!) to help improve your daily diet.
My new lunches are a combination of grilled chicken (this time I actually slowly simmered some frozen chicken I’d forgotten to thaw so it was SUPER tender), beans, salsa and plain greek yogurt. I also added some veggies (broccoli) because I think I need more veggies every day. One serving a day just isn’t enough! Mix it all together and it’s sort of like a burrito bowl. 🙂 I put everything together in individual pyrex bowls with lids so they are ready to grab each morning. I’m keeping the greek yogurt separate & add it in after reheating.
Here’s a peek of it all mixed together. It was QUITE good and nice & creamy with the greek yogurt plus the little bit of spice from the salsa. And it was plenty filling because of the beans & chicken. Yuuummm!
Luckily the hubby is happy to have fresher, home cooked meals for lunch too. Having others in your house excited about eating better is definitely half the battle!
I’m happy to help plan some meals if you need help! Let me know here or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Let me know below – will you be doing this? Do you already? Do you have other ideas for easy make-ahead lunches that are healthy??
~To Your Health~