My weekday mornings usually go like this: wake up just before 6, hit the gym, shower at 7 and spend the next hour tossing clothes around to find an outfit, eating a healthy breakfast, catching up on e-mails, getting celeb gossip and news on the Today Show…and before I know it, 8:30 rolls around and it’s time to head out the door for work. Since I find myself with little time in the mornings to pack a nutritious lunch, I’ve been making a point to set aside some time on Sunday evenings to hit the grocery store and prepare some healthy meals I can bring to work Monday through Thursday. Pinterest is my go-to source for new recipes, so here are my top five picks as of late!
Creamy Fruit & Tortellini Salad (made with Greek yogurt!)
In addition to these lunches, here are my favorite snacks as of late — I like to eat a few small meals throughout the day to break up the monotony of the work day and keep me full!
Clockwise from top left: Blue Diamond Sea Salt Almonds (best salty snack I’ve found!), fresh strawberries (I can eat a whole pint at a time—they are so juicy, delicious and cheap right now!), Chobani Black Cherry Greek Yogurt (I stir in a spoonful of chocolate chips for a sweet treat), Starbucks Skinny Chai Latte (with 2 pumps of syrup instead of 3 to save calories!), Luna Peanut Honey Pretzel Bars (tastes like a candy bar, but full of protein and nutrients!)
Not only does planning and bringing your own food save money, but also saves a lot of calories and prevents you from making a bad food decision in a moment of hunger! I’m always interested in what others are having for lunch…tell us, what are your go-to munchies during the day?