Portable Healthy Meals for Work and School
Any meal can be portable if you’re creative. However, some dishes are better suited to on-the-go living than others!
Whether you’re in school, take a meal to work with you every day or are a full-on nomad, these portable healthy meals will help you step up your brown bag lunch game.
So, grab your reusable container, check to see what’s in the fridge, and let’s make lunch!
Make a Salad
Salad is the colorful, waving banner of the fit and fabulous for a reason! It’s often the first food people turn to when they want to get healthier, and it can be a wonderful foundation for a meal packed full with nutrients and high-quality protein.
1) Healthy Proteins: Kidney beans, black beans, almonds and chia seeds are healthy meat-free protein solutions.
2) Good Fats: Avocado and olives are two examples of good fats that will sustain you long into the afternoon.
Pair with a complex, whole-grain carbohydrate for a side and you’ll have a portable, healthy meal in a jiffy!
Load Up a Sweet Potato
As a gal who has recently learned the value in eating a whole foods, plant-based diet, I have become a massive fan of a good sweet potato.
To bake the perfect potato for lunch, place the tuber directly onto your upper oven rack with a baking sheet on the rack below, then preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Set your timer for 45 minutes to an hour. When the timer goes off, turn off the oven but leave your sweet potato where it is for another 30 minutes or so.
Take it out and enjoy with some of these topping ideas!
1) Black Beans & Kale
2) Sweet Corn, Baby Tomatoes, & Green Goddess Dressing
3) Bacon, Sour Cream, & Chives (Non-Vegan)
4) Avocado Slices, Chives & Sprouts
Pile on the Oats
“Overnight Oats” has become a go-to healthful breakfast in our home. Once or twice a week, I cook a mixture of rolled oats, quinoa, and steel cut oats in coconut milk for a treat that is as delicious as it is filling.
Top with any of the following combos:
1) Banana Slices & Almonds
2) Granola & Blueberries
3) Peaches & Cream
Which of these recipes are you eager to try? Let us know!