5 easy nutritious lunches
It's the middle of the day and your stomach's probably craving something absurd if you've waited to long. Re-wire those unhealthy impulses by feeding your system high-grade fuel instead!
- Fruit-n-veggie cream smoothie:
Blend ice, 1/2 cup cream, 1-2 bananas, 1 cup plain yogurt, fresh celery/spinach/kale, 1-2 large carrots, a handful of almonds, strawberries, an orange, tangerines, mangos, grapes, kiwi + 1 tbsp honey / maple syrup .
- Plain yogurt with honey, nuts & fruit:
Top plain yogurt with fresh strawberries, almonds, raspberries, bananas, blue berries, kiwi and/or raisins or dried cranberries. Drizzle a bit of honey on top or mix it in the yogurt before adding the fruit and nuts, for a filling protein-loaded lunch.
- Avocado, basil, tomato, & mozzarella:
If you're not starving, slice and layer-stack then in rounds on a plate. Then drizzle a bit of balsamic and extra virgin olive oil over them, sprinkle salt-n-pepper lightly. Get out your knife and fork and omnomnomnommm.
- Oven baked sweet potatos or yam chips with cinnamon:
If you have the patience to wait, slice yams or sweet potatoes into cm rounds, spread evenly on a baking pan, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, sprinkle on salt & cinnamon. Roast for 40 min at 425 F. Or slow roast ‘em at 350 F for an hour for a sweeter chewier version. Flip chips half-way through roasting.
- Super succulent salad:
If you're particularly lazy, use pre-washed baby spinach as the base. Slice almonds/walnuts/pecans/cashews and saute on low with garlic, let cool. Chop up and add all or any: tomatoes, avocados, apples, red or yellow peppers, strawberries, green onions. Throw in feta or parmesan cheese as desired. Dress, toss and voila, a tasty high-grade lunch!
TIP: Make your own tangy-n-sweet dressing with 1/3 vinegar, 2/3 extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, ginger and honey.