EASY, HEALTHY LUNCHES

Posted by Ashley Robustelli on

I have always struggled with finding appropriately-portioned lunches that are also filling AND healthy. But then I started making these charcuterie-styled plates and found that they are PERFECT for light lunches. Not to mention they are healthy and filling! These meals solved all of those issues and don’t require ANY cooking. Portion control is my biggest issue when it comes to weight loss, but this style of eating has really helped me in keeping my weight down! Easy, healthy, no-cooking, filling meals? YES PLEASE!!!

These lunches combine several different food groups, leaving you with a balanced meal and a full stomach. Looking at the plate, it doesn’t seem that it would fill you up… but trust me, it does! Oftentimes I cannot even finish the entire meal.

It’s very simple to make these charcuterie-styled lunches! Simply choose 1-2 options from each food group below. Of course it is totally up to you and your taste buds (I don’t always include vegetables). Mix and match your favorites or even add new options that aren’t listed!

Protein

  • Few slices of deli meat: turkey, ham, roast beef
  • 2 boiled eggs
  • Prosciutto
  • Salami
  • Pepperoni

Fruit

  • 4 Apple slices
  • 4 Orange slices
  • 3 Pineapple chunks
  • Small handful of Grapes
  • Cucumber slices
  • Small handful of Blueberries
  • 2-3 Strawberries
  • Avocado slices
  • 3-4 Cherry Tomatoes
  • the possibilities are endless here!

Veggies

  • 3 Celery sticks
  • 3 Carrot sticks
  • Broccoli
  • Bell Pepper slices

Dairy

  • Small handful of cheese cubes
  • 1 Baby Bell round
  • 1 Cheese stick
  • Small cup of Yogurt

Nuts

  • Small handful of almonds (I love flavored almonds)
  • Trail mix
  • Roasted peanuts
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Cashews

Carbs (optional)

  • 3-4 crackers
  • A few Pita Chips (preferably with some hummus)

These lunches will not only leave you full, but you’ll have peace of mind that you are making a healthy decision for yourself. Not to mention, these meals are super easy to pack the night before work or school!


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