Fuel up on a well-balanced lunch to get through the afternoon slump. These recipes can be made ahead and are loaded with nutrient-rich
ingredients that pack your brown-bag full of vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber.
Tabbouleh with Chicken and Red Pepper
Use rotisserie or leftover chicken for this dish, if you like. If you're making the mixture a few hours or more in advance,
store the cucumber and tomato separately and add them close to serving time to keep the salad at its best.
Fresh mint gives this dish a pleasant aroma. Dried cranberries offer a hint of sweetness. Use any other dried fruit you like
in their place: Try golden raisins, currants, dried cherries, or chopped dried apricots.
Create a refreshing salad for lunch featuring cubed watermelon, red onion, kalamata olives, mint, and feta cheese. Even with
all the added flavorful ingredients, it still weighs in at only 46 calories per 1/2-cup serving.
Break out of a boring salad rut by adding grilled chicken with fresh veggies like zucchini and tomatoes. At only 243 calories
per serving, you'll get a healthy lunch with protein that will help keep you full throughout the rest of the day.
Granola makes the perfect, no-guilt snack food for any time of day. Grab a handful in the morning on the way out the door,
throw some in the kids' backpacks for a treat during school, or add a satisfying energy boost to your lunch.