Avocado Sonoma Chicken Salad - taken from YourHealthista. Very yummy and filling! Though, I forgot to add in the celery when I bought some just for this recipe.
Other differences - I cheated and bought pecans that were already roasted.
Another really quick, lazy lunch - a veggie crudite with carrots, cucumber, apple slices, and dressing. Threw in a Babybel cheese for some protein.
Scrambled egg white, carrot and potato kinpira, apple slices, diced avo, and a cherry tomato.
With a lot of carrots in the fridge - I really wanted to think of other ways to prepare them other than eat them raw. Kinpira is a yummy way to stir-fry veggies. I cheated a bit with this recipe by using frozen shredded hashbrowns. Still came out sweet, spicy, & tasty!
I had a hankerin’ for this chicken recipe. I sprinkled a bit of this awesome Japanese citron pepper into the almond meal breading in addition to squeezing some lime juice for some extra tang.
What’s really great about this recipe is that it still tastes great at room temperature - which is really handy since I’m always too hungry to heat up my food after my lunchtime workout (and, also I don’t want to heat up any food in plastic containers).
So today’s lunch included the chicken with diced avocado, apple slices and carrot sticks.
Whoa! How long has it been? Of course, I get lazy too sometimes, but still want to brown-bag my lunch. So I made a snack-plate kind of lunch after seeing this post on Your Healthista. It might not look like much, but it was quite filling!
Hard boiled egg, Babybel cheese, grapes, spicy-sweet pecans, and veggie sticks.
I’ve still been making my own lunches - but these days I’ve been a tad bit too busy enough to make them presentable. I’m also trying to lo-carb it. Though that doesn’t mean I will give up rice. EVER.
I’ve also been bringing along heat-up lunches so my plastic bento boxes are taking a little break for now until the weather warms up.
What we have here - black beans and corn cooked with some taco seasoning mix, tomatoes, and a Babybel cheese to melt over when it comes time to nuke it!
BRR! It’s too cold now to have cold lunches so often, so I’m kicking off this week with some lunches that require a microwave!
This one’s partially homemade: quinoa with turkey meatball & fish nuggets from Trader Joe’s, leftover roast veggies, and green beans.
Avocado stuffed with grilled chicken and corn, veggie sticks, Baby Bel cheese, and pear slices.
Baked chicken nuggets breaded in panko and almond meal, purple potatoes, asparagus, and veggie sticks.
The container is a new, non-fancy bento box I couldn’t resist buying because it came with an adjustable divider, I don’t have a single-tier bento, and because it was cheap!
Hamburger potstickers! This was one of my most ambitious lunches yet - everything, including the wrappers are homemade. Wrappers made using this recipe, and instead of a traditional potsticker/gyoza filling, I was inspired by this recipe for cheeseburger dumplings.
The filling was made with ground beef, sauteed onions & mushrooms, parsley, pepper, a mix of chili salts, and mustard.
Wedged between them are pieces of steamed purple sweet potatoes. Second tier includes the usual veggie suspects.