Hey Friends! How’s it goin?
Everybody excited about getting back to the real world today? I’m still at home in Trinidad and will be until Friday, so I’m missing my first week of school. But, I’m already thinking of all the things I’ll have to do to prep for my first official day of school next Monday.
Apart from buying school books and finding out where my classes are, prepping food for the school week has become a big part of my weekend-before-school routine. It’s also something that I kept doing during the semesters that I worked and wasn’t in school.
Prepping lunch and snacks to carry to school/work takes away a lot of the pressures of trying to stay healthy while busy. When I already have my meals packed for the day, I don’t have to worry about trying (and failing) to find something healthy to eat on campus or in the food places close to work. It may take a little prep upfront, but it’s really worth it in the long run, especially now with my dairy-free dietary restrictions.
So, today I thought I’d share some healthy lunch and snack recipes that you can make ahead and carry to work/school during the week.
Healthy Packed Lunch Recipes
Skinny Chicken Salad via To Live & Diet in L.A.
Chicken Pita with Lemon Dill Tzatziki via Variety by Vashti
Asian Sesame Chicken Meatballs via Vitamin Sunshine
California Veggie Sandwich via Peas and Carrots
Cashew and Grape Chickpea Sandwich via Clean Eating Veggie Girl
Healthy BBQ Chicken Quesadillas via Food Faith Fitness
Paleo Festive Meatballs via The Big Man’s World
Healthy Autumn Chicken Salad Sandwich via The Almond Eater
Leftover BBQ Chicken Salad via Fit Foodie Finds
Very Veggie Enchiladas via Fitful Focus
Veggie Lentil, Kale & Salsa Verde Enchiladas via Hummusapien
Balsamic Chicken & Strawberry Panini via The Lean Green Bean
Marinated Tempeh Sandwich via Chelsea’s Healthy Kitchen
Cheddar Jalepeno Cornmeal Muffins via Everybody Loved Pretty
Chicken Panini with Butternut Squash via Healthy Nibbles & Bits
Healthy Packed Snacks Recipes
Chocolate Coconut Pistachio Energy Bites via Almost Getting it Together
Easy Antioxidant Trail Mix via Skinny Fitalicious
Bourbon Peanut Butter Gingerbread Healthy Bites via Cotter Crunch
Almond Butter Protein Granola via Running with Spoons
Baked Asian Pear Chips via The Healthy Maven
Gingerbread Glazed Roasted Nuts via Diary of an ExSloth
No Bake Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Protein Bars via Pretty Little Grub
Wheat-free, dairy-free Morning Glory Muffins via Bump and Run Chat
Skoop Chocofresh Energy Bites via The Fit Foodie Mama
Spicy Chipotle Hummus via Diary of a Semi Health-Nut
More than Carrot Cake Granola via Strength and Sunshine
Carrot Raisin Oatmeal Muffins via Savory Style
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus via Bake. Eat. Repeat
Clean Baked Banana Nut Oatmeal Muffins via iFoodreal
Blueberry Coconut Muffins via Jessie Loves 2 Run
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What about you?
Do you pack lunch and snacks to take to school/work? What are your favourite make ahead recipes?
Share in the comments below!