So, if you've been following Domestic Bliss Squared for any length of time, you all know that I try really hard to eat healthy. I mean, sometimes I make stupidly rich chocolate cake, but for the most part I try to keep things really low calorie, low carb, low fat... all the lows. Basically, I try and make sure I eat foods that have simple ingredients I can pronounce and that won't cause me to feel guilt that I ate it.
Lately, I've had the added challenge of packing lunches to go for myself. Now, I'm really lucky in that my job can be done from home some days, so I get to make myself healthy meals a couple days a week. But during the other three days the temptation to go out and get a Starbucks sandwich is strong, and not generally a good idea. I mean, Starbucks does some good work, and I won't turn down one of their reduced-fat turkey bacon breakfast sandwiches, but as a whole it's more expensive and less good for me then I'd ideally like.
So today I thought I'd let you all in on some quick tips for packing a healthy lunch for work, or at least making sure you have something to snack on that you don't have to feel bad about eating!
So, without further ado, my three tips for making sure your lunches are healthy!
1. The most obvious but the easiest! Buy a microwavable meal.
I tried SMARTMADE ™ by SmartOnes (R) recently and I was really impressed: actual, real ingredients that have been roasted or baked for flavor. The Rosemary Grilled Beef & Vegetables actually met basic paleo requirements!
I was really happy with the fact that instead of swapping low calorie chemical options for high calorie ingredients, they actually really think about what will be the best for your body. I feel zero guilt about eating these for lunch! This is basically something like I would make at home, except conveniently packaged.
2. Granola bars!
This recipe is my own recipe for homemade cereal bars, but a good LaraBar is also a nice option in a pinch.
3. Chips - except healthy chips. Like, kale chips. This is my recipe for baked kale chips, but if you need another good healthy option you can always choose these amazing oven roasted ranch chickpeas.