Eating out or having an unhealthy lunch can be the precursor to skipping your afternoon workout or falling off of your fitness journey wagon. Don't let your work habits or lunch opportunities inhibit your ability to meet your fitness goals (and start things off right with a healthy breakfast too).
Homemade lunches don't have to be boring either! Check out our list of healthy lunch options that will make your coworkers wish they had packed their own lunch too.
1. Meat and Veggies
Photo property of Meal Prep on Fleek.
Simple and delicious, meat and veggie combinations can be endless. Filling and nutritious, these options are easily meal-prepped and yummy to boot. Here are some of our favorites.
2. Power Bowls
Photo property of The Minimalist Baker.
A mixture of carbohydrates, fats, and protein make this a lunch to sustain you through your afternoon workout. We've gathered a couple vegan options as well. If you love the vegetable combination and want a little more protein, feel free to add some chicken or salmon.
- Roasted Chickpeas, Garlic Tahini Dressing, and My Favorite Quinoa Power Bowl - Savour and Shine
- Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl - Minimalist Baker
- Greek Power Bowl - Delish
Photo property of Chew Out Loud.
Chili is wonderful for those winter months, heats up tasty, and is perfect for meal prep. Try out some of these chilis for a lunch!
Photo property of Half Baked Harvest.
Salads don't have to be boring or unappetizing. Add some zest with nontraditional types of salads to perk yourself up! If you're tired of the same old salad every lunch, check out some of these flavorful and colorful options.
5. Stir Fry
Photo property of Dinner at the Zoo.
Stir fry meals aren't just meant for takeout. Make some of your own with these stir-fry recipes that include steak, turkey, or shrimp.
Photo property of Recipe Runner.
When you're going for gains, or eating healthy, chicken is often the go-to choice. Chicken every day can be tiring, so we gathered a few options to shakes things up. Check out some fun chicken recipes below.
All of this healthy eating, in conjunction with managing and tracking your overall fitness and wellness, can lead to a healthier and happier lifestyle.
Which recipe is your favorite?