Let’s be honest. We don’t always treat our bodies very well throughout our workday. Some days, we fill it with coffee after coffee and sugary snacks that only end up making us feel worse and subsequently less productive. But as a business owner, manager or entrepreneur, it’s important to nourish your body with the food it needs to keep the wheels turning all day long. That means lunchtime is vital. Instead of skipping lunch for an afternoon latte, fuel you body with one of these easy, healthy meals:
1. Mini Turkey Wraps
Wraps make a great lunchtime meal, as they are easy to make, transport and can even be eaten with one hand if the other is tied up with work. Wraps are also very easy to customize and can be with lots of ingredients or just a few. Here’s a recipe for an easy and healthy wrap that contains all the protein, carbohydrates and natural sugars you need to get over the lunchtime hump.
– 2 small wheat or spinach wraps
– About 3oz of thinly sliced low sodium turkey breast
– Boursin cheese
– Baby spinach
– Shredded carrots
– Cherry tomatoes sliced in half
– Cracked pepper (optional)
– Balsamic vinegar (optional)
Simply layer the turkey, cheese and veggies (which can be subbed for others to suit your preference) inside the wrap and roll it up like a burrito. Place a toothpick in the middle to hold the wrap in place. If you desire added flavor, sprinkle on some cracked pepper or add a few dashes of balsamic vinegar.
2. Veggies and Hummus
Typically made of chickpeas, hummus is packed with protein and comes in a variety of flavors. Paired with an assortment of vitamin-rich veggies, hummus makes the perfect lunchtime meal for vegetarians, vegans or those who simply wish to forego a serving of meat for the day.
– About 4 tablespoons of the hummus of your choice (your local grocery store should have options ranging from original to garlic to spicy pepper and more!)
– A hearty helping of assorted veggies, including items like snap peas, bell peppers, cucumbers, carrots or whatever else you enjoy.
– A small helping of unsalted pretzels or baked pita chips if you need a little more crunch to feel satisfied.
Just dip your veggies into the hummus as you go and enjoy!
3. Greek Avocado Salad
For the healthy fats and protein your body craves in the middle of your workday, look no further than the almighty avocado! Using avocado as the base of a salad is a great way to make your lunch a little more satisfying and keep you full until the end of your workday. You can add sliced or diced avocado to any kind of salad you make, or for fun lunchtime spin, you can hollow out the avocado to use as you salad bowl! Here’s a recipe for an avocado based salad with a Greek twist.
– 1 avocado, sliced or diced
– Diced tomatoes
– Feta cheese
– Black olives
– Cracked pepper
– Romaine lettuce (optional)
– Salad dressing of your choice (optional)
Preparation: Combine the avocado, tomato, chickpeas and olives. Top with feta and cracked pepper. You may opt to serve the salad over a bed of romaine lettuce or on its own. Add your favorite salad dressing or mix it to cut out extra calories.
Does Your Office Need a Morale Boost?
While nourishing your body and brain with healthy lunches will help keep you focused and energized throughout your workday, you may not find all the solutions to your business troubles in food (though one can hope, right?) If your office is in need of a fresh perspective and new strategies for success, ActionCOACH Tampa Bay is here for you! Check out our next Massive Action Planning seminar or contact us for more information on our business coaching surfaces.