How to Pack the Perfect LunchPosted: June 15, 2010
Packing a lunch is a sure-way to know you are getting a healthy, well-balanced meal when you are away from home. I always pack my own lunches because I like to know that I’m getting lots of vegetables, lean protein and no refined carbohydrates (ie white bread). A lot of fast food restaurants don’t do a good job of providing me with what I want so I make it myself!
Here are the components you need:
- 1 serving protein
- 1 serving whole-grain
- 2-3 servings of vegetables
- 1 serving fruit (for dessert)
Chicken Caesar Roll-Ups – 1 lunch serving
- 4 romaine lettuce leaves
- 1/2 cup-3/4 cup shredded chicken
- red pepper slices
- 1 Tbsp Caesar dressing
- Whole-grain croutons
Whole Grain Croutons: Toast 1 slice whole-grain bread until golden brown and very crisp. Spritz with olive oil or canola oil and sprinkle with garlic salt. Cut into crouton-size pieces.
Building the Roll-Up: Divide the peppers and chicken on the romaine leaves. Drizzle with dressing and top with croutons. Munch away!
Serve with 1 cup grapes.