In Response to Eating Healthy Lunches at Work:
Hi! (This doesn't have anything to do with cooking for 2....but I had nowhere else to put this question!) I have a small fridge in my office. On Monday's I head over to Hy-Vee and stock up on things to eat for lunches and snacks for the week. I haven't been very successful with this. I never finish a bag of lettuce and I can't buy protein in quantities that either satisfy me or don't go to waste. I like to buy this stuff for around $20. Any suggestions on HEALTHY lunches and snacks that maybe I haven't thought of?
Posted by ldyer634
Leftovers from last night's dinner meal make great meals for lunch. If this isn't an option for you there are plenty of options to purchase at Hy-Vee that will make good lunch items. Feel free to get a little creative with food by mixing and matching fruits, vegetables, dairy, proteins and grains.
Whole-wheat tortilla or whole-wheat pita bread with veggie cream cheese, sliced deli meat, mozzarella cheese and chopped fresh veggies.
Fresh apple with peanut butter
Flavored Greek yogurt (or plain Greek yogurt with honey) with fresh fruit
1 cup vegetable soup or chili with whole grain crackers and a half a sandwich
Low-fat cottage cheese mixed with canned peaches or mandarin oranges (canned in light syrup or own juice)
Unsweetened applesauce with a handful of almonds, pecans or walnuts
Shredded rotisserie chicken or canned chicken (use in sandwiches, soups and salads)
Canned or vacuum packed tuna (packed in water, not oil) - add mayo for tuna salad
Veggie pasta salad or a black bean salad
Black bean salsa with baked whole grain tortilla chips
Veggie Steamers - individually wrapped packages
Limit soda. If you feel that you need that carbonation, I suggest that you use club soda and add a splash of fruit juice for flavoring.
Be sure to change things up every day and get a variety so that you don't get tired of eating the same thing over and over. Use the NuVal nutritional scoring system to help you pick the healthiest choice- the higher the number the higher the nutrition. You can find the NuVal score right on the shelf tag. Feel free to ask any other questions.