I had another super delicious 5 minute leftover special lunch today at work!
I started with a huge tupperware filled with mixed greens.
And then tossed in whatever random leftovers I had in my fridge 🙂
A serving of the aforementioned rice mixture:
Yellow pepper and cucumber:
Topped with some cracked pepper to maximize deliciousness:
A tip: to keep avocado looking fresh, store it with the pit still inside. This will help stop it from turning brown!
I tossed a baggie with a serving of Newman’s Own Balsamic Vinaigrette into the tupperware to top the mixture with when I was ready to eat: Grabbed a blueberry Chobani:
And a kiwi (I eat them like apples!):
And I was out the door! See? It really doesn’t have to take forever to pack a healthy lunch 🙂
I also enjoyed a Kashi trail mix bar at work as one of my afternoon snacks. My company’s kitchen is STOCKED with all sorts of snacks — most of which are junk food. But recently, I’ve inspired them to purchase some healthier options, too! We now have Kashi bars, roasted almonds, and dried fruit next to the Twizzlers, candy bars, chips, and soda. It’s a start, right? 🙂
Does your office provide snacks? Are there any healthy options? If not, do you think they would be willing to order some healthier options if you asked?
I used to find it really hard to resist junk food at work, but since I started packing decent meals (both lunch AND snacks), I’m not even tempted! I’ve found if I’m hungry and I don’t have enough healthy snacks on hand, I’m much more likely to dive headfirst into the junk food — even though I know it will probably make me feel icky later! It’s always best to be prepared 🙂