Hi, friends! I’m republishing this post from a couple of years ago with updated photos and combination ideas and my recent FB live video!
I’ve made many many many lunch mistakes in my life. Let’s review some of them, shall we?
When I was in grad school I ate an almond butter and banana sandwich on a sandwich thin with a side of carrots almost every single day for lunch. Not surprisingly, I was hungry .5 seconds later given the lack of protein in that meal.
When I worked at WIC, I took a salad EVERY single day to work. I took them so often that even looking at a salad kind of grossed me out. Not to mention, my salads were gross diet food. They usually had some sort of protein and a calorie free dressing. Not surprisingly, I felt foggy headed in the afternoon and overall miserable given the lack of sustenance in that meal.
When I worked at the gym, I got a little bit better at balancing out my meals, but working 70 hours a week meant I often relied a little too much on quest bars for “fuel.” That was until I started realizing my coworker with never ending energy brought an easy “finger food lunch” to work she called the adult Lunchable, almost every day. Finally, a lunch that was filling enough, gave me energy, and the best part is it only takes less than 10 minutes to prepare!!!!! I ate this pretty much the entire year I was there, and I never got sick of it because the combinations are endless!
On Tuesday I did an FB Live video with all kinds of adult Lunchable combos and what to think about when purchasing ingredients. Watch that below (but don’t mind me removing the cat SEVERAL times from the counter and continuing to prep food… you don’t have to eat it, Mr. Hungry does, he told me he doesn’t mind cat fur it’s great protein) And don’t forget you can catch me live every single Tuesday at 10 am!
Meal Prep 101: Pack A Healthy Lunch In 10 Minutes
Here are the combos from the video:
Combinations Above From the Video:
- Smoked Turkey + Celery + PB + Apple (unpictured)
- Lemon Turkey + Cherry Tomatoes + Cheese
- Ham + Nuts + Hummus + Snap peas
- Cottage Cheese with Avocado + mini sweet peppers + Plantain Chips
My favorite combination is grass fed deli meat bison (Whole Foods), cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, avocado. I love to wrap the bison around the avocado slices, it is absolutely DELICIOUS! Below are a few pictures from when I used to work at the gym of lunches I actually took with me!
What’s your favorite “adult” Lunchable combination?
What was your favorite Lunchable as a kid?
I never did care for the pizza ones, even as a kid I could sense that wasn’t really food. However, I LOVED the classic turkey, cheese, and cracker combo.
Looking for more Meal Prep Tips? I’ve got a ton more resources:
I’m working on tagging my meal prep friendly recipes. Find those here!
How to Create A Meal Plan You Will Actually Stick To
Simple Meal Prep Tips (to get you started)
How to Make Ahead Portable Protein Shakes
I did a review on My Favorite Lunch Bag
Meal Prep 101: 4 Tuna Salad Recipes You Need To Know How To Make
How to Grocery Shop for a Whole Month
Also, every Sunday I post a new healthy meal plan to give you ideas! –> Sunday Meal Plans