It’s back to school season and that means everyone is looking for ways to save time on packing for lunches while getting back in the groove of the school year. To keep your family healthy and your own weight loss plan on track, try some of these nutritious lunches that you can easily make the night before and pack up for a stress-free morning on the way to work and school!
Make a batch of this healthy and tasty salad that can be put on a bed of spinach for extra nutrition, put in between two slices of whole grain bread for a hearty sandwich, or just enjoyed as is! There’s lots of fiber from the apples to help you feel full and the Greek yogurt cuts calories while adding some nutritious protein. Pack it up the night before for an easy and tasty lunch box item!
That’s right – enjoy your Taco Tuesday any day of the week and pack this yummy salad up the night before! Filled with chicken, black beans, and yummy spices, it’s a great way to get more protein into your diet. And feel free to add any of your favorite veggies for an additional boost of nutrition. For lunch, just dump into a bowl and enjoy!
Okay our pro tip on this one – keep the bread separate until you’re ready to eat. Pack it separate from this delicious and creamy tuna salad that will be everyone’s new favorite! Tuna has loads of omega 3s and is super heart healthy – helping to prevent coronary disease. And who doesn’t love avocado? It’s our healthy way of mixing it up instead of using fattening mayo. You’re gonna love this one!
Sometimes we just want a soothing soup – and here’s one of our reader favorites! Make a batch of this soup and pack some in your thermos for a warm and nutritious lunch. And those avocados are full of vitamins like, K, C, B5, B6, and E – wow! The chicken also keeps this on the healthy side with a great dose of protein – something we all need more of and a key piece of any nutrition plan.
We’ll end with another jar salad because they’re so easy to assemble the night before and they won’t leave you with a soggy salad the next day. This healthy salad has white beans, which are known for improving cognitive ability – the perfect thing to keep your brain functioning after lunch! And mixed with a healthy dressing and other veggies, this salad is one of our favorite packable healthy lunches!
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