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Healthy Lunch and Snack Ideas For People Working From Home

Healthy Lunch and Snack Ideas

 

Healthy Lunch and Snack Ideas for People Working From Home

On our last post, “Foolproof Ways To Be More Productive At Working From Home“, we heard from a lot of you on our social channels that you want healthy lunch and snack ideas. One of the hardest parts about working from home is that we don’t always take the same brakes we would if we were working in an office and we don’t take the time to eat as we should. We have pulled together some go-to recipes for lunch and snacks that you can have on hand to make meal time while working from home easier.

Lunch ideas to prep or have on hand when you are working from home:

Chicken Avocado Roll-Ups:

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First up are these delicious Chicken Avocado Roll-ups.  They are super simple and they don’t take long to make. You can pre-prep most of the ingredients making it a go-to though out the week while working from home.

Here are the ingredients you will need to have on hand:

  • 2 avocados, cubed
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 c. Shredded chicken
  • 1 bell peppers, seeds and cores removed, chopped
  • 1/2 small red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 c. Shredded Monterey Jack
  • 1/2 c. shredded Cheddar
  • 2 tbsp. sour cream (Use plain greek yogurt as a healthy substitute)
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped chives
  • 4 large flour tortillas

Full recipe at Delish.com

Honey Sesame Chicken Lunch Bowls

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Prepping meals ahead of time is a great way to make sure you stay on track with your healthy eating while working from home! These Honey Sesame Chicken Lunch Bowls from Sweet Peas and Saffron are super tasty and you get four days of meals in less than 30 minutes!

Here is what you need for these delicious lunch bowls-

Honey Sesame Sauce:

  • ¼ cup chicken stock or water
  • ¼ cup soy sauce (reduced sodium)
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
Chicken Lunch Bowls:
  • ¾ cup uncooked rice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cups broccoli, chopped into small pieces
  • 3 cups snap peas, cut into small pieces
  • 2 large chicken breasts, cut into small pieces
  • salt & pepper
  • red pepper flakes (optional)
  • sesame seeds (garnish)

Full recipe at  SweetPeasAndSaffron.com

Healthy Summer Mango Wrap!

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These Healthy Mango Wraps from “What’s In Ellie’s Belly” on YouTube are a great light alternative to a typical sandwich. The wraps have an amazing fresh flavor, are easy to make and are perfect for a quick lunch when working from home.

Mango Wrap Ingredients  –
Lettuce
Mango – 3 (soft)
Black Beans
1 Can Taco Seasoning
Yellow Onion
Avocado – 2
Lime
Cilantro
Rice – Optional

The full recipe video is here on YouTube. 

Turkey Club Cups

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A classic club sandwich is a go-to for a lot of people, but the stacks of bread can make you feel too full and ready for a nap instead of an afternoon full of working from home. These Turkey Club Cups from Delish.com are an easy finger food that is tasty and healthier.

Turkey Club Cup Ingredients:

  • 12 slices roasted deli turkey
  • 12 slices sharp cheddar
  • 1/4 c. mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 1 pt. cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and chopped

Delish.com has all of the details in this easy to follow video. 

Now is time for the snacks! Having some go-to snacks on hand will keep you full and energized when you are working from home:

Healthy Unicorn Frappuccino Replacement

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First on the list of go-to snacks is the “Healthy Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino Replacement” we shared with you earlier this month. It is the perfect “go-to” snack while working from home and only takes about 5 minutes to make. The best part is it has an easy cleanup as well!

You can find the full recipe by clicking here.

EASY SPICED ALMOND-DATE BALLS

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Energy balls are all super popular right now and for good reason. They are super easy to make, a wonderful, healthy snack, and they keep you full longer than you would be just eating a bowl of fruit. HealthyRecipeEcstasy.com has a great recipe that are Vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, and have no refined sugar. You can store these yummy energy balls on your desk in a cute air tight container for an easy to reach snack while you are busy working from home.

Find the full recipe here at HealthyRecipeEctasy.com.

Simple Fruits and Veggie Prep:

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There is no recipe needed for this one! Just wash and cut your fruits and veggies when you bring them home from the store. Store them in an air tight container to keep them fresh throughout the week. When you are working from home you will be happy you took the time to prep these so you will reach for them instead of the chips you bought for your kids school lunch.

SWEET & SPICY NUT MIX

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This sweet and spicy nut mix is the perfect make ahead snack (it lasts for up to two weeks if it doesn’t all get eaten before then!) for those long days working from home. It is a healthier version of those mixes you get from the grocery store with a lot more flavor!

Find the full recipe at 86 Lemons.

What are your favorite lunch and snack ideas when you are working from home? Do you find yourself wondering what to eat and wanting some new ideas?

About the Author:

Kris Carlson is an Independent Sales Consultant and Senior Executive Vice President. After hearing about Norwex from a friend in Minnesota and finding out about the Norwex mission and product line, she saw the opportunity to provide for her family, reduce the chemicals in her own home while saving money and time, and share with others how they could do the same. After much success in her home state of Minnesota, Kris relocated her family to North Carolina in 2013 to bring the Norwex message to a new area. Her team has grown to over 15,000 in six years and continues to grow. Kris is the 2015 and 2016 recipient of the Norwex award for #1 Group Leader and #1 Recruiter in the United States. If you are looking to buy, host an event or become a Norwex consultant, I can help! I am currently located in North Carolina, but my service area is throughout the entire us, including Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, And Wyoming. Feel free to contact me for more information.

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