As working ladies, we know how hard it can be to stay healthy while on a tight schedule. You have to get up early in the morning, and often times do not have time to prepare a proper meal to bring to work for lunch. So, we have rounded up six healthy and easy lunches for working women that you should be able to either prepare ahead of time, or quickly in the morning!
Mediterranean Barley Salad | Quinoa Grecian Salad | Gazpacho with Shrimp and Avocado Relish
Tomato, Mozzarella, and Roasted Red Pepper Sandwich | Grilled Veggie and Hummus Wrap | Asian Green Bean Salad
The key to bringing a healthy meal to work is planning ahead. Write down the ingredients for these recipes before you go to the grocery store, and try to prepare them over the weekend so that all you need to do in the morning is place them in a tupperware.
Salads are some of the easiest meals to prepare, and some of the most delightful to eat cold. However, it can get incredibly boring to continuously eat a typically Greek or Caesar salad. Instead, try this Mediterranean barley salad or quinoa Grecian salad. The barley and quinoa will pack you with extra protein, allowing you to stay full longer and focused on your work.
Another quick idea is this gazpacho with shrimp and avocado relish. Soup is one of the easiest meals to prepare, and we love that the gazpacho is meant to be eaten cold. It is perfect for a meal when you need to work through lunch, because you don’t even need to spend time heating it up. We suggest packing the shrimp and avocado relish separately in a Ziploc bag, then adding it to the gazpacho when you are ready to eat so as to avoid the topping getting soggy.
Sandwiches and wraps are some of my favorite go-to’s, and these two sound delicious! I love this twist on a caprese sandwich – the tomato, mozzarella, and roasted red pepper sandwich on whole wheat bread. You can roast the red peppers over the weekend, and pre-slice the tomato and mozzarella the night before so that all you need to do in the morning is throw everything together. Use some of the roasted red peppers again later in the week with this grilled veggie and hummus wrap, which can also be quickly put together in the morning.
Add an Asian zest to your week and switch things up by trying this Asian green bean salad. It is filled with veggies like the other recipes, but has a different taste all together, so your taste buds will not get bored of eating healthy! You can even bring chop sticks into work if you’d like.
Do you have any favorite go-to lunch recipes? If so, we would love to hear them and try them out ourselves. Make sure to visit our Tasty Food Pinterest board for even more fun food ideas.