How to Pack the Perfect Lunch

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.


One Comment on “How to Pack the Perfect Lunch”

  1. Tes says:

    I love it. I think I wanna try it for picnic. Thanks for sharing.

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