Tip: Avoid donuts
and pastries and instead opt for energy rich, filling foods to get you through
Hard Boiled Eggs and Blocks of Cheddar: Hard boil two
eggs (or more for the week) the night before work. Chill overnight and grab a
couple of slices of cheese and a juice box to go!
Almonds and Fruit: Pack ½ cup of almonds, an apple
(or your favorite whole fruit), and run for the subway! Extra hungry today?
Grab a low-fat store brand yogurt.
Raisin Toast with Peanut Butter and Honey: Toast two
slices of raisin bread, spread two tablespoons of peanut butter, and drizzle
honey in between. Wrap it up and catch the bus!
Smoothie and Walnuts: Blend 1/2 cup plain store brand
yogurt, 1/2 cup frozen fruit (strawberries, blueberries or bananas) with ¼ cup
milk. Pour into a “to-go cup” and grab a handful of walnuts for your drive to
Tip: Pack a frozen
water and iced tea or lemonade mix to avoid high-calorie sodas!
Cheese and Whole Wheat Crackers with Salami and Veggies: Grab 10 whole wheat crackers, 10 small
slices of Swiss cheese and 10 slices of hard salami. Pack in a zip lock bag
with some sliced peppers or carrots.
Apples and Peanut Butter on Whole Wheat: Spread two
tablespoons of peanut butter on whole wheat bread and top with apple slices.
Delicious and filling!
Cucumber and Tomato Salad: Toss sliced cucumbers and
tomatoes with feta cheese and light dressing in a “to-go” container. Want more
protein? Add chunks of chicken or tuna.
Pita, Sliced Veggies and Hummus: Slice a pita and
fresh veggies for dipping (carrots, peppers, and cucumbers work well). Put
hummus in a “to-go” container and dip away!
Raid the Icebox: Take a look in your refrigerator.
Grab that extra tomato or bell pepper, some cheese, and a couple of slices of bread.
Add a little mayo or mustard and make a quick sandwich. Get creative and
stretch your weekly grocery budget!
Tip: Divide leftovers
into individual servings for quick meals during the week!
Tuna, Mac and Cheese with Peas: Grab a box of your
favorite low-fat macaroni and cheese. As the noodles are cooking, add half of a
package of frozen peas halfway through cooking time. Drain and return to pan,
and add cheese mix and tuna. Kick it up a notch with fresh parmesan cheese and
Eggs, Rice and Spinach: Cook rice over the stove top.
Choose brown rice as a healthier option. While rice is cooking, microwave a
package of frozen spinach and cook two eggs. This is an easy Ecuadorian
favorite in under 20 minutes!
More Than Minestrone Soup: Take a can of your favorite minestrone soup. Doctor it up with
frozen corn, peas, green beans, and kidney beans and heat. Add some parmesan
cheese for flavor and chunks of bread on the side.
Easy Bake Ravioli: Take one package of frozen cheese
ravioli and place in baking pan. Pour one container of your favorite spaghetti
sauce over the ravioli and sprinkle with mozzarella or parmesan cheese. Cover
with tin foil and bake for 50-55 minutes at 425 degrees. Don’t forget your
greens! Add a tossed salad on the side.
Easy Chicken Bake: Place thawed chicken tenders at
the bottom of a baking pan. Mix one cup sour cream with one can of cream of
mushroom soup and pour on top of the chicken. Cook one box of stuffing and
cover the chicken and soup mix. Bake 35 minutes at 375 degrees for an easy home