I have mentioned it before–Brown bagging it to work, school etc. can save money, calories, and overall be more enjoyable for your lunch break. Vending machine snacks are loaded with sugar, fat and refined carbohydrates, and when we are in a pinch to get things done around the workplace, the VM seems like an easy fix. Brown Bag to the rescue :) Don’t find yourself getting bored by repeating the same, or a similar version of lunch every day. It can be a challenge when attempting to be creative, and with that, it can be easy to forget the balance that makes up a healthy meal. Heating up a frozen dinner can leave us empty after it’s gone; most lack appropriate amounts of calories, vegetables and are chalk full of sodium. Frozen meals that aren’t identified as reduced-sodium or heart-healthy often contain from 700 to 1,800 milligrams (mg) of sodium in one measley meal. Take pride in your diet–your lifestyle. You may feel a sense of pride and come to be halfway excited about eating the lunch you prepared. Some lunches can be made the night before to save time in the morning when you are trying to get the kids and yourself out the door!
Growing up my mom made me a lunch every single day. I think she was still making me a lunch all the way into high school. One of the staple foods in most of my lunches was peanut butter. Peanut Butter & Honey sandwhiches were one of my favorite things (and still is!) to request for my noontime break at school. Now that I have to make my own lunches, I have started to mix in an Elvis inspired treat–bananas! A girlfriend of mine mentioned this while we were swapping ideas on the versatility of peanut butter (We heart PB.)
This is excellent not only for lunch, but how about breakfast? I’ve even eaten one half for a snack, and saved the rest for later. Either way- it’s delish.
1 (light) whole grain flatbread wrap
1/2 large banana, sliced
1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
1 teaspoon honey
Spread one tablespoon peanut butter over flatbread. Arrange banana slices over peanut butter and drizzle with the honey. Fold over both vertical sides and roll burrito style so that both ends are closed.