Need lunch ideas?

Sometimes the most exhausting part of my week is trying to decide what to eat.  There’s nothing worse than that “I don’t want to eat anything I have” feeling as you stand in front of the fridge.

I have been getting together a few ideas for quick and healthy lunches so that I will have them all in one place.

Lunch Tacos

I found these great tortillas at Costco.  They are not cooked, so you need to put them in a pan over medium heat, 30 seconds each side.  So worth it!  They taste much better than the pre-made tortillas at the store (though you can use those too).IMG_3224

Ingredients:

tortillas (flour or corn)

refried beans (vegetarian are my favorite because they are low fat and packed with protein)

tomatoes

salsa (or a can of Rotel diced tomatoes with chilies)

sour cream and/or cheese

avocado (optional)

I heat up the beans in a separate bowl, then just put everything in the tortilla.  It’s easy, filling, and healthy.  If you are packing your lunch, you can easily carry the ingredients separately.  Sometimes I also add meat from leftovers.

Zoodle Soup

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Paleo Shrimp Scampi

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Bean Salad

This is the best, and so easy. Try to buy the lower sodium canned beans for an even healthier salad.

Ingredients

1 can each black beans, cannelini (white) beans (drained and rinsed)

1 can Rotel tomatoes with chilies, drained (or just plane diced tomatoes, fresh or canned)

green onion (optional)

4 tablespoons Newman’s Own Olive Oil and Vinegar salad dressing OR

3 tbs red wine vinegar and 1-2 tbs olive oil (add more to taste)

salt and pepper to taste

Mix together all ingredients in a bowl.  Enjoy served over a mixed green salad, on its own, or with pita or tortilla chips.

What are some of your favorite quick lunches?

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