As every busy girl knows, bringing a healthy homemade lunch to work may be key to staying on track with your healthy eating goals, but it is OH.SO.DIFFICULT. The lasagna served at the cafe downstairs is OH.SO.EASY. and the food trucks right outside are very tempting. But if you bring a homemade lunch on a busy day, you almost don’t even notice how healthy it is. You are starving, you don’t really have time to go looking for food, the food is right there, you eat it, and you are satiated. I find that eating a healthy lunch is easier on an “emotional-eating” level than eating a healthy dinner, when I come home from work and feel like I
will die without deserve a bowl of cheese tortellini or butter chicken. This helps me stay on track. Finding a healthy lunch recipe that you can make for a couple of days’ worth of lunches that takes less than 10 minutes is Tricky. Here is one I invented last night that took 7 minutes TOPS to throw together and was DELICIOUS today at work! All made with ingredients from Trader Joe’s, per usual.
1 package TJ precooked lentils
1 package TJ heirloom cherry tomatoes (or any cherry tomatoes)
1 package TJ fresh dill (chopped into half inch pieces)
TJ fresh green onions (5 green onions, diced)
1/2 package TJ fat free feta
1/2 package TJ baby spinach
TJ crushed red pepper flakes (to taste)
Pepper (to taste)
Olive oil (reserve)
Combine all ingredients except olive oil and mix lightly to combine. Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Before packing a serving in a container for work or serving at home, drizzle with olive oil and mix lightly.
3 hearty main dish servings
6 side portion servings (This would make a great healthy side for a chicken dinner or would compliment a vegetarian dinner of roasted acorn squash nicely!)