During the week I usually try to bring my lunch to work at least a few times. This not only helps with the household budget, but I also think that often the lunch I bring from home is healthier and more satisfying than the meals I would order if I was dining out. Sometimes I will whip up something on Sunday afternoon like a pasta salad or a soup and put it in individual containers so that it is super easy to grab in the morning. Other weeks I will grab some turkey from the deli and a loaf of whole grain bread to make sandwiches. This week I planned to use up some items that I already had at home (even more budget friendly!)
On the menu this week is:
Vanilla yogurt and granola – I love this! It is my go-to snack in the mid morning before I hit up the gym at lunch. I find that if I don’t eat something before my workout by the time I get back to the office I am STARVING!!! This gives me some lasting energy to power through my workouts
Apple and cheese – Something about this combination is just so yummy! I don’t eat this often for lunch during the winter but now that spring is here it has returned to the menu!
Whole grain fig bars – I discovered these in my local grocery store a few years ago. I find that two is the perfect amount for me to have as a late afternoon snack at my desk. They are filling enough to get me through the rest of the day until dinner and they are sweet enough to satisfy my craving for some sugar…preventing me from seeking out some candy from a co-workers desk. Definitely a win for a chocoholic like me!
What is on your plate today?