Do you pack a healthy brown-bagged lunch for work or are you constantly tempted by the variety of fast-food options available at the cafeteria? Perhaps that chip wagon across the street has you dreaming of poutine the night before?
I know lunch time can be difficult. Our office is downtown and we are surrounded by a multitude of fast-food options, restaurants, cafés and chip wagons, which can make that chicken salad sandwich, seem a bit less appetizing. But eating out every day is not only hard on your wallet; it is hard on your waistline.
There’s nothing wrong with a lunch outing from time-to-time, but when you do it every day, it’s hard to get out of the routine. Why not make it your New Year’s resolution to start bringing a healthy and flavourful lunch to work every day. By packing some flavour into your lunches, you are more likely to stick with a healthy lunch routine.
Healthy doesn’t have to mean bland! Here are some healthy lunch recipes that will tickle your taste buds, save you some money and trim your waistline.
This chicken salad is not only super easy to prepare but can also be enjoyed on its own, over a bed of lettuce, or mixed in with your favourite whole-wheat pasta.
This healthy and zesty sandwich comes together quickly and uses common kitchen ingredients.
By preparing a healthy chicken for dinner, you should have some leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch. Try slicing a piece and making a sandwich with it using whole grain bread, lettuce and sliced tomato.