Whether you are eating for one or have a family of four getting back in the kitchen can be simple, savory, nutritious, and incredibly edible!
Friday, January 29, 2010
Lunch Break...Quick & Easy (of course!)
Like many my lunch breaks seem to involve work (not much of a "break"). With that said, I continue my quest for quick and easy lunch ideas. Lunch time is one of the areas I encourage my clients to increase their vegetable intake, and for me that can even be a challenge. Today's lunch was fabulous, under 10 minutes, and super nutritious! I hope you give it a try!
1 pita bread
2 Tbsp hummus (I used the Trader Joe's Greek Style with lemon & herbs--delicious)
1/4 cup baby cilantro (you can try basil, parsley, or baby lettuce--your choice!!)
2 Tbsp 2% cheddar
1 small tomato, thinly sliced
1 box of Green Giant's Immunity Blend Veggies
1 cup cherries (frozen)
1 1/2 cups fresh limeade (I just juiced 2 limes and added water--no sugar)
Prepare sandwich--heat bread, top with cheese on one side, spread hummus on opposite side. Stack with herbs and tomatoes. Serve (2 minutes)
Microwave your veggie bag--4 minutes
Meanwhile, throw your fruit in a blender and mix for 2 minutes.
Yep, really that simple and truly a tongue pleaser!
Looking back, most of my fondest memories are accompanied by fabulous food, family, and friends. As a dietitian, wife, and athlete my thoughts constantly revolve around food. This blog is meant to share some of my "edible thoughts" on ways to save time, create quick treats, balance the scales of life, and focus on health. I hope you find something tasty to chew on!