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 mealto 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 seewhat’s in the fridge, and let’s make lunch!

Make a Salad

Quinoa Radish Arugula Salad

Quinoa Radish Arugula 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 itcan be a wonderful foundation for a meal packed full with nutrients and high-quality protein.

To make the perfect salad, start with a pile of dark, leafy greens like baby kale or spinach, then add toppings in these categories:

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

Sweet Potato Bruschetta from Veganosity

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,thenpreheat 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

healthy oatmeal

“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!

80 comments

Siyus C
Siyus Copetallus6 months ago

Thank you for sharing

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Jerome S
Jerome S7 months ago

thanks

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Jim V
Jim Ven7 months ago

thanks for sharing.

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Jerome S
Jerome S7 months ago

thanks

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Jim Ven
Jim Ven7 months ago

thanks for sharing.

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Philippa P
Philippa Powers9 months ago

I took salads to work before I retired.

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Jessica K
Jessica K9 months ago

Salads are a great idea. Thanks.

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Tin Ling L
Tin Ling L9 months ago

Thank you.

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Leong S
Leong S9 months ago

tks

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Chen Boon Fook
Chen Boon Fook9 months ago

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