My schedule is usually pretty crazy, so one way I keep on track with nutrition is making my lunches ahead of time. Here are two of my favorite ones and they are super easy.
I call this one Chicken Slaw. It’s kind of a cole-slaw but not really a chicken salad. I got this one off of a paleo recipe site (that I now can’t find, but will update if I do).
4 diced chicken breasts
1 jar sun dried tomatoes
1 diced apple
1/2 bag of sliced almonds
1/2 head of shredded green or purple cabbage
olive oil, black pepper, and white balsamic vinegar to taste
Mix all ingredients together and enjoy.
Anna’s update: I use a rotisserie chicken from Sam’s club (can get them for $4) and just shred up the meat. I also use broccoli slaw instead of cabbage. I buy a box at Kroger and throw in the entire container.
Grown up egg salad
This is one recipe that I made up based on foods I like.
1 avocado, cubed
1 hard boiled egg, sliced
2 cups baby spinach
1 tomato, cubed (or used smaller cherry tomatoes)
1 juice of a lemon
2-3 TBl mayonnaise
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all the ingredients together and enjoy. I mix this up minus the spinach in the morning before work and it transports well. Something else I do is bring all the ingredients with me to work and quickly throw it together at lunch so it’s really fresh.
I really like my food to be colorful and tasty so that I want to eat healthy and good for me food.
I find if I pack plenty of options that are good for me then I want to make good choices. So happy eating to you all!!