5 Reasons to Love Lunch

As if you really needed a reason to look forward to lunch, but I wanted to share why I love bringing healthy homemade food to the breakroom table.

5 Reasons packing your own lunch rocks:

  1. Something yummy to look forward to all morning
  2. Saves time and energy when you need it the most: during the workday (easier to spend a few minutes the night before on preparation than to run out during your break to buy something)
  3. Hardly any waste, especially when you’ve got special reusable containers and a cool lunchbox/bag
  4. You’ll have tons of energy from nutritious wholesome food
  5. It’s a conversation starter

Today’s veggie-licious lunch

Just this afternoon someone asked me what was in the bowl. They had never heard of quinoa, so I was in my glory as I described how easy it is to make and all the yummy things you can do with it (like make breakfast in a jiffy).

Here’s a list of today’s lunch mix-up:

  • 1 c. cooked quinoa
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 4 radishes, chopped
  • 1/2 c. canned white beans, rinsed (Eden brand)
  • 3 Tbsp. avocado
  • 2 Tbsp. dressing
  • sprinkle of fresh basil and parsley
  • pepper

Dressing: (estimated amounts)

  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 3 Tbsp. flax oil
  • 3 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar

*Shake all ingredients in a jar, store in the fridge. Pour a little on the salad in the morning. Save the rest in the fridge for another day.

As per a reader suggestion (Thanks Jennifer), I shook the whole thing up at lunch and let the avocado get all over everything so every bite was avocado-licious. Yummm!

What do you pack for lunch? Do you have any delicious salad dressing recipes? Please share!

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4 Comments

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4 responses to “5 Reasons to Love Lunch

  1. Tried to like this post, but couldn’t find the “like” button!

  2. Vittoria

    i agree with all of this..especially the looking forward to it part!

    xoxo from nyc & http://www.the-beautiful-things.com

  3. LOL This post is right on time. I pack a lunch everyday and all my co workers comment on it. lol It saves money and most of all… calories. lol

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