National Nutrition Month: Healthy Lunches

National Nutrition Month: Healthy Lunches

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day however; if you are not able to eat an adequate breakfast, make sure you eat a healthy lunch. It is important to eat as many nutrients as possible earlier in the day. A nutritious lunch will also help you avoid the afternoon slump. 

I recommend eating a lean protein with a serving of fresh or steamed vegetables. If you choose to add a starch to your meal, always opt for whole grains i.e. Brown Rice and Quinoa.

Buy all of your produce in the beginning of the week. Prepare and set aside ingredients so that you can assemble a salad or vegetables to go with your meal.

Here are two of my favorite healthy lunch recipes: Salmon Bowl and Kale Salad.

Christal's Quick and Easy Salmon Bowl


Ingredients:

Baked Salmon
Brown Rice
Broccoli
Carrots
Red Bell Pepper
Olive Oil
Mrs. Dash Seasoning- Original Blend

Directions:

  1. Season Salmon using Olive Oil and Mrs. Dash Seasoning
  2. Bake on 350 for 20 minutes or until finished
  3. Cook Brown Rice. To Save time you can purchase Minute Brown Rice
  4. Cook Vegetables. To save time you can purchase Green Giant Antioxidant Blend
  5. After Salmon is finished cooking, combine all ingredients 
  6. Add Seasoning to taste
  7. Enjoy!

#ChristalsTips- Feel free to swap  your protein out with either Chicken or Tilapia. Perfect for Meal Prep!

Christal's Kale Salad


Ingredients:

Tilapia
Kale
Romaine Lettuce
Tomatoes
Carrots
Beets
Cabbage
Annie's Lite Honey Mustard Dressing

Directions:

  1. Season Tilapia with Olive Oil and Lemon Pepper Seasoning or Creole Seasoning
  2. Bake on 350 for 20 minutes or until finished
  3. Chop up Vegetables
  4. Combine all ingredients
  5. Top Salad with Annie's Lite Honey Mustard Dressing
  6. Enjoy!

#ChristalsTips: Substitute dressing for fresh squeezed lemon for less calories.

What are some of your favorite lunch recipes and meals? 

Q & A with Christal Lauren

Q & A with Christal Lauren

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