You can't function without a good lunch. A good lunch is the difference between feeling great during the afternoon and feeling worn out.
Many times we skip on lunch. We don't either eat the right things, or don't eat at all.
I know several people who don't eat any lunch at all. Especially women, they think they can skip this meal and not have to worry about it. I'm the type of person who can't skip a meal. Maybe one of the reasons is that I can't turn down a good meal. Though, if I don't eat, I can feel it. Nothing will make you feel bad quicker than skipping a meal. We all know what it feels like.
What do you do? You don't have time to fix a good lunch before you go to work. Or do you? Of course you do. If you are in a relationship, you have more than enough time.
One thing I would suggest is that you alternate fixing each others lunch. One day you fix both of your lunches, while the next day have her fix both of them. This will give you time to do the other things that you need to do.
You can also fix your lunch before you go to bed at night. By doing this, you don't have to rush yourself. Which, will make your day that much better. I hate having to rush in the morning.
What kinds of things should you fix? Here we will go into some simple things to fix.
Tuna and Bell Pepper Pocket
3 (6-ounce) cans drained, solid white tuna (in water)
1/2 cup chopped bell peppers
1/4 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup sliced onions
8-12 lettuce leaves (preferably green)
2 medium-size sliced tomatoes (8-12 slices total)
3 tbsp. fat-free Italian dressing
1 tbsp. dried oregano
1 tbsp. black pepper
4 (6-inch) pita breads
Combine tuna, green peppers, celery and onions in a bowl. In another bowl, combine dressing, black pepper and oregano, pour it over the tuna mix and stir. Refrigerate for a few hours. When serving, put 2-3 tomato slices and 2-3 lettuce leaves in each pita bread. Add tuna mix to pitas. There's enough for 4 servings.
I love this. I don't think there is a better easier lunch item than this.
Black Bean Salad
1/2 (8-ounce) can drained black beans
1 (15-ounce) can drained whole kernel corn
4 chopped green onions
1/2 chopped green bell pepper
3 diced tomatoes
1/2 avocado peeled, pitted and diced
1/2 (2-ounce) jar pimentos
2 tbsp. lemon juice
3 ounces fat-free Italian salad dressing
1/4 tsp. garlic salt
Combine Italian dressing, black beans, green onions, corn, bell pepper, avocado, pimento, tomatoes, and lemon juice in a bowl. Add and toss pepper, salt and garlic. Store in Tupperware and refrigerate. Offers up three delicious servings for that big appetite of yours.
This is another great one.
Smoked Chicken Sandwich
1/2 (8-ounce) loaf sourdough bread
1/4 tbsp. vinegar
2 tbsp. chopped parsley
1/8 cup low-fat mayonnaise or fat-free salad dressing
1/4 cup chopped bell peppers (you can't go wrong with bell peppers)
1/2 small onion thinly sliced
1/2 medium sized tomato sliced
8 (1-ounce) slices low-fat mozzarella cheese
2 cloves minced garlic
8 (1-ounce) slices lean chicken
1 tbsp. black pepper
Slice the loaf of bread horizontally. Remove some soft bread from inside each half. Stir mayonnaise and vinegar together. Add parsley, bell peppers, black peppers, and garlic to the mix. Let stand for 15 minutes. Layer the bottom of the loaf with 4 slices of chicken and cheese, then layer with half of the onions and half of the tomatoes.
Spread half of the mayonnaise concoction and repeat the entire process from the start with the remaining ingredients.
Close the sandwich with the second bread shell and chill until it's ready to serve.
When serving, cut loaf into 3 wedges (secure loaf with wooden sticks for a better cut). Makes 3 servings. There you have some easy lunch ideas. Try these, you are sure to love them.
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