Healthy Lunch Ideas Part One

Welcome to my series, Foodie Friday! Earlier I posted some healthy breakfast ideas and I am deciding to continue sharing recipes but, this time, I am shifting my focus towards healthy lunch ideas! Thinking of healthy lunch ideas is difficult when on the run. That’s why combining meal prep and simplicity helps you stay accountable.

I will be doing a weekly series where I post a healthy recipe each week in honor of Wellness Wednesday. I find that having inspiration can be beneficial when looking to live a healthier lifestyle. Salads are a great place to start because they are so versatile. This week, I am sharing a recipe called: The Summer Salad

Healthy summer salad with lettuce, cucumbers, roasted red pepper flakes
Summer Salad

🥗Lettuce of choice (I used arugula)
🥗Avocado 
🥗Cucumber
🥗Roasted red pepper flakes 
🥗Hard Boiled Egg 

Top with: 
🥗Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)  
🥗Olive oil 
🥗Cilantro & seasonings of choice ✨

Salads are a great way to incorporate many nutrients and tailor the recipe to your desires. I tend to enjoy more savory salads but I add a date for some additional nutrients and bring in some sweetness, if that is what I am craving! This can be stored in a mason jar using this technique to avoid soggy lettuce or can be stored in a container with dressing in a separate container.

I always encourage eating balanced meals (something I am constantly working on) to keep stable blood sugar levels and avoid a crash. I chose avocado for my healthy fat, cucumber for my vegetable, egg for my protein, and some roasted red pepper flakes for a bit of extra flavor. Dressings are usually full of yucky ingredients so I try to avoid that by keeping it simple with Apple Cider vinegar, olive oil, and some seasonings that I prefer.

What is your go to lunch? Do you tend to skip meals?

If so, what changes could help you ensure accountability when looking to stay consistent with healthy habits?

Comments

6 responses to “Healthy Lunch Ideas Part One”

  1. Lawrence Morra Avatar

    Bon Appétit, so healthy and yummy to me!

    1. growingthroughsomething Avatar

      It is delish! Let me know if you try it!

      1. Lawrence Morra Avatar

        Oh Kiki I was sure of that without trying it, I love all of those ingredients and use them frequently, but, funny how I never had this precise combo; so oh yea, I’m trying it this weekend, I only need to go buy some avocado and lettuce; so I will get back to you on my satisfaction and rating, though it’s really a foregone conclusion what it will be!!! 🤗🙏
        I’m happy for you too, knowing that you eat so well!

  2. JR Avatar

    that looks really good, will try that

    1. growingthroughsomething Avatar

      Let me know what you think!

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