Happy Friday everyone!
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Anyways, it’s hard to believe we’ve made it through the first three weeks of the year already! If you enjoy Lindsay’s Lunchbox, please remember to snap a picture of your own lunch next week and email it to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org so I can include it in next week’s edition! I want this to be a weekly gathering of some simple, healthy lunch ideas that people can use to break themselves out of the boring lunch rut that grabs so many of us! Help me inspire other people to eat healthy lunches!
Here’s what I’ve got for you this week:
Dillas are probably one of my all-time favorite foods. They’re quick and easy to make and you can put pretty much anything inside. This week, I used the leftovers from my Homemade Chipotle to make myself a tasty dilla. Pack yours with veggies and meat or beans and a little bit of low-fat cheese. When I pack mine in my lunch, I either put it on the Foreman the night before, or just microwave it enough to melt the cheese. Then I wrap it in foil and reheat or enjoy cold the next day!
2) Apple Slices & Peanut Butter
Easy, healthy and filling! Slice your apple the night before and squirt a little lemon juice over the slices to keep them from turning brown. At lunchtime, dip the slices into the pb and enjoy!
Unless you like your oatmeal cold, this one is limited to people who have access to a microwave. I like mine hot, so I usually only eat it once or twice a week, but it’s super filling, easy to make and customizable 🙂 I love coming up with new combinations! I buy the packets of plain, instant oatmeal to keep the salt and sugar in check and then dress it up however I feel like it!
Here are a few of my latest creations:
-Elvis Oatmeal- plain oatmeal with peanut butter, sliced bananas and a few chocolate chips!
-Blueberry Muffin: Plain oatmeal with a crumbled blueberry muffin, apples and strawberry chobani
4) Homemade Breads
Use the weekend to bake up a couple loaves of banana or zucchini bread. I make mini loaves and freeze the ones I’m not eating. When I finish one loaf, I thaw out another. I love making my own quickbreads because you can adjust the recipes to make them pretty healthy and I like mini loaves because then I can eat two slices 🙂 I make mine with extra bananas, greek yogurt instead of butter and very little sugar. Then I add in some wheat germ or ground flax seeds for an extra nutritional punch! When I’m home, I love to grill my banana bread with a little bit of butter.
This week I also made another loaf of Super Simple Dutch Oven Bread, except this time I used 1 cup whole wheat flour and 2 cups bread flour. It turned out great! Add some peanut butter and you’ve got yourself a hearty sandwich 🙂
Keep the submissions coming please!!!!!
Happy eating 🙂