10 Healthy Desk Lunches That Tickle your Taste Buds

By Alan Roland | Strong Female Leaders

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Readily available lunches may be convenient; however, most are unhealthy. A smart, hardworking woman like yourself deserves a well-balanced work-friendly meal that keeps you satisfied and focused, without breaking the bank. With a little effort, you can find cheap easy lunches that are good for both your health and budget. In fact, our article today did the finding for you, so you can sit back and enjoy the great ideas we offer.




10 Healthy Desk Lunches That Tickle your Taste Buds
1. Roasted Chicken Caprese Sandwich
Unlike your typical chicken sandwich, this delicious chicken-caprese combo marries classic rotisserie chicken and caprese flavor that encompasses calcium-rich mozzarella, antioxidant- and lycopene-pack tomatoes, fiber-rich arugula and fresh basil. You can switch spice it up by adding olive oil, truffle mustard and balsamic vinegar.

Find recipe at CHICKEN AND CAPRESE SANDWICH.



2. Cold Peanut Noodles
Using whole wheat, veggie, quinoa or gluten-free pasta, this cold noodle recipe keeps up the health factor. It's also loaded with carrots, scallions, bell pepper, and cilantro, and then tossed in a homemade peanut sauce that was crafted with gluten-free and low sodium soy sauce, all natural peanut butter, sesame oil, vinegar and natural brown sugar. It's tasty and certainly not boring.

Find recipe at COLD PEANUT NOODLES.



3. Baked Falafel on Pita
A great way TO enjoying this take-out favorite is to make it yourself. Instead of frying the falafel, try baking it instead of save on calories and fat, while still benefiting from falafel's high fiber and protein. To make it desk-friendly for work, stuff the falafel into pita break, and dress it up with lettuce, onions and tomato.

We found many delicious recipes, and really like this BAKED FALAFEL RECIPE by The Spruce Eats.






4. Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
Going gluten-free? Quinoa is one of the best gluten-free super foods out there. It's abundant in protein, rich in fiber, and packed with amino acids, and offers various other nutrients. The quinoa recipe we recommend today is made olive oil, olives, fresh tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, feta, pine nuts and lemon juice. It's light, filling and full of flavor.

Find recipe HERE by The Spruce Eats.



5. Cold Cut Wraps
They are easy to prepare, light on the stomach, low in fat, and have ample nutrients. They are also workplace friendly.






6. Cauliflower Fried Rice Bowl
Hankering for Chinese food without the guilt? Switch to Cauliflower Fried Rice bowl. With less fat, carbs and msg, this healthier version satisfies your Chinese food cravings and keeps your calorie intake in check. The recipe becomes even healthier if you load it up with carrots, peas, scallions, eggs, and diced ham or shredded chicken.

Find recipe at CHICKEN CAULIFLOWER FRIED RICE.



7. South Western Chicken Fajita Mason Jar
This super cool mason jar recipe is full of goodness and has only around 400 calories, and has mouthwatering fajita flavors. It's also easy to carry. A wonderful choice for work lunch.

Try it out at SOUTHWESTERN CHICKEN FAJITA MASON JAR SALAD.



8. Smoked Salmon Pita Sandwich
Salmon is full of nutrients like protein, amino acids and omega 3. Smoked salmon adds intense flavor to this pita sandwich. It's even better with arugula, olive oil, tomatoes and cream cheese. By the way, we recommend Organic Valley Pasteurized Cream Cheese.

We also recommend THIS RECIPE.






9. Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
This awesome dish is actually great way to use leftover chicken and parm dinner from the night before. You can serve it with whole wheat bread and decorate with a side salad to make your work lunch a balanced meal.

We recommend THIS DELICIOUS RECIPE by Taste of Home.



10. Crunchy Peanut Butter Wraps
Need a fresh idea for your normal PB & J? Use whole wheat tortilla instead of bread. Generously spread all-natural crunchy peanut butter on tortilla, sprinkle with granola cereal, and top with apple slices, your simple meal on the go is done. It tastes so good, it's like eating dessert.

Find this fabulous idea at CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER WRAPS.






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