End the Sandwich Habit! Upgrade Your Lunch with Creamy Egg Salad and Almost Flatbread
March 6, 2018
Lunchtime. It can be the meal that gives you energy and clear thinking in the afternoon, and fuel an evening workout …or not.
Most often, it is not. Most people rely on takeout, what’s available at work, or a hastily made sandwich with some cheese and lunch meat. Or they skip lunch completely! *Gasp
Improving lunch does not need to be a complicated or time-consuming event.
With some quick prep on the weekend, and maybe again on Wednesday night for a few minutes, you can create yummy meals that have you excited about your noon meal.
There are a few successful ways to upgrade your lunch, and I want to share three of them with you. The first is simple: leftovers! Double your dinner the night before and bring leftovers. This doesn’t always work, especially if you had salmon and asparagus, but often it’s manageable.
The next option is to turn your sandwich into a salad and each week add a new, healthy ingredient. Try baby steps to make this stick. The first week, replace only two days with salads and keep three days for sandwiches. The following week, three salads, two sandwiches. The third week, you can keep one day for a sandwich and have four days of salad. Maybe you’ll figure out that three days works well for you, and you keep things that way. Just make sure your sandwiches include a healthy fat, clean protein and come veggies. Remember, this is personal!
Listening and learning what your body needs will help you create a plan that works for you and supports your goals.
The last option, of replacing the sandwich completely, has been my favorite lately, and involves two new recipes. The first recipe is Almost Flat Bread, my version of a gluten and sugar-free wrap. If you are scared of fat, this is the recipe to help you get over that! Remember, healthy fats are good for your brain, joints, and so much more! Fat helps you feel full and satisfied, and supports the body in recovery from exercise.