Here’s a healthy and simple raw lunch I have just finished preparing and packing to take with me to work tomorrow. I get such a kick out of preparing my lunch and snacks especially when they look this yummy 🙂 It reminds me of my childhood and being a student in primary school. I hated the lunch my school served so I packed my own lunch (most days) and snacks. School lunch was usually under or overcooked and lacked any flavor whatsoever but it was prepared from scratch with real whole foods. In hindsight it was definitely so much healthier than what most public schools serve children here in the US, hence the childhood obesity epidemic. If only everyone listened to Jamie Oliver. Snack time & Lunch time, at work now, are still one of my favorite parts of the day so why not take the time to prepare something tasty and healthy for the day ahead or early in the morning if you can manage that. A longer work day means you should pack even more food so as not to succumb to temptation. Don’t forget to hydrate 🙂 with water and your favorite no-fuss juice recipe.
Breakfast: I’ll make this green smoothie recipe early in the morning in the Vitamix before I head out the door! I LOOOOVE that Vitamix. It is so incredibly powerful, fast and easy to clean. I have gotten so much use out of it! Can’t imagine our kitchen without it. *Thanks babe*
Snack time #1: Peeled and quartered juicy oranges
I bought a huge box of these oranges wholesale at Costco and to be honest they are the juiciest and most delicious oranges I’ve ever had. Hubby & I finished a box in a few days so I joyfully took at trip back to Costco last Friday for box #2 . Let’s see how long they last this time…
Lunch time: Large Green Salad with your healthy dressing of choice
- organic mixed organic greens
- cherry tomatoes from mummy’s garden
- mini bell peppers from my other mama’s (MIL) garden
- sliced cucumber
- organic baby carrots
Snack time #2: Mangoes & Strawberries
Are you salivating like I am?
Bonus snack: Trail mix
*nuts are all raw and measure half a cup all together
- pumpkin seeds
- sunflower seeds
- 1 heaped tbsp of dried cranberries
Ready to go!
What are your favorite easy peasy healthy and simple snack and lunch ideas?