Instead of buying unhealthy fast food on your lunch break, why not bring boxed lunches that are easy on the wallet and waistline? Boxed lunches can be prepared at reasonable portions and the meals don’t have to be boring. All you need is creativity and an open mind. Here are some cool boxed lunch ideas for adults.
Fettuccine and Tuna Vegetable Salad
With this recipe you get a balanced combination of carbs, proteins and vegetables. In a medium bowl mix a pound of cooked fettuccine, two drained cans of tuna, one or two cans of vegetables, a few teaspoons each of salt and pepper, two teaspoons of Italian salad dressing, one diced green onion and fresh herbs. Put a little salad in a small box along with garlic bread and fruit for a snack.
Ham and Swiss Sandwich on Pumpernickel Bread
This is an affordable and healthy option. In addition to the sandwich you can also include snacks such as wheat crackers, dried fruits, trail mix, oven baked sweet potato chips or pretzels. For a beverrage you can choose from iced coffee, iced tea, or a fruit smoothie.
Grilled Chicken with Basil Pesto
You can eat this meal with a delicious green salad. Cut two large pieces of grilled chicken in cubes and serve in your box with the basil pesto. Some interesting marinades for your grilled chicken include apple cider vinegar/cayenne pepper/honey, tomato juice/ground basil, and Itaian dressing/crushed garlic.
Cauliflower Rice with Spicy Salmon
Take a small caiuliflower and cut it in pieces. Then transfer the cauliflower to a food processor and cut until the mixture resembles rice. To make the spicy salmon preheat the oven at 350 degrees. In a roasting pan drizzle olive oil then add three to four salmon pieces to the pan. Season with salt, black pepper, garlic powder and paprika along with a few drops of hot sauce. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes. With these cool ideas, you can eat healthy everyday.