Thursday, January 31, 2019

3 Easy & Healthy Lunch Ideas!

Three Easy & Healthy Lunch Ideas:
+Oatmeal with fruit
+Meal Plan Service
+Avocado with egg sandwich

Since I am on my current postpartum weight loss journey, I wanted to share with y'all what I have been eating everyday for lunch. I typically rotate between the three unless I am really craving
Chick-fil-a that day! hehe ;) But for real, they are all healthy and easy to make. 

Oatmeal with fruit

What You'll Need:
3 Strawberries 
Half Banana
Organic Steel Cut Oats
Pure Maple Syrup
Almond or Coconut Milk
Medium sized saucepan
Mixing Spoon
Measuring Cup

Instructions (Only takes 15 minutes to make)
1. Grab your measuring cup, and pour one cup of water into the pan. 
Then two cups of either almond milk or coconut milk.

2. Bring your liquids to a boil

3. Once your liquids are boiling, pour in one cup of the steel cut oats

4. Reduce heat to low, and set timer for 15 minutes. 

5. Either cover with lid or not (your preference). Stir occasionally

6. Once timer is done, take pan off the heat, and let cool down for a couple minutes
(this will allow for the oatmeal to thicken up a little more)

7. Add pure maple syrup (this is too taste-but don't over do it). 
Only ingredient used to sweeten oatmeal.

8. Cut up three strawberries and half a banana to top it off.

9. ENJOY! :)

Meal Plan Service

I use the meal prep service called Clean Eatz (this is not sponsored). They are located in North & South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, Florida, Ohio, Georgia, Washington D.C, and Illinois. I would definitely check them out if they are in your area. They send out their meal plan menus out at the beginning of each week, and you have until Sunday night to order your meals for the following week. I usually just choose 5 meals, and either eat them for lunch or dinner. They state on their website, "Our goal is to give you the tools needed by preparing properly portioned sized meals with a balance of protein, carbs, and fats. Our meals eliminate the guessing, temptation, and lack of being prepared due to a busy lifestyle. Clean Eatz Meal Plans offers you the opportunity to have a personal chef prepare every meal for you at a cost you can afford. " So this busy mama enjoys the convenience of these meals so much. They are healthy and super yummy too. 

Today's lunch choice:

Cheesy Beef & Macaroni
They call this one the Clean Helper. Whole-wheat penne pasta mixed with lean beef and low-sodium cheese sauce. I just pop it in the microwave for 90 seconds, and it's ready to eat.

Calories: 400 Fat: 16g Carbs: 34g Protein: 30g 

You can also do special requests such as: Half carb, no carb, gluten free, and more veggies 

3. Avocado and Egg Sandwich

What You'll Need
Half an avocado
1 egg
2 slices of Ezekiel bread of choice
Seasoning of choice 
(I went with everything but the bagel seasoning from Trader Joe's)

Instructions (Only takes 5-8 minutes)

1. First toast your two slices of Ezekiel bread.

2. While the bread is toasting, start cooking your egg in a skillet. 
This can be to your liking.
I love mine a little runny

3. While the egg is cooking, slice your avocado in half 
and scrap out the side of the avocado without the seed first. 
Tip: After cutting the avocado leave the seed in.
Then put the peeling back over, and store in the refrigerator. 
This will help it not to turn brown as quick. 
Thanks mom for that trick!

4. Spread the half of avocado on one piece of toast.

5. Add egg on top after it is done cooking. 

6. Add a little bit of seasoning on top of egg. 

7. Add other slice of bread on top


Hope y'all enjoy! xoxo


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