If, like many people, you’re finding yourself working from home as telecommuting becomes a more common option, you might also be struggling with the same boring lunches day after day. It’s easy to fall into a lunch rut if you’re used to eating out, but eating at home doesn’t have to be a drag. We’ve put together a list of our four best lunch ideas to make at home for a satisfying midday break.
Think avocados are the perfect food? You’re not the only one. Avocados are not only delicious, they’re also packed with healthy fats that help you feel full. This recipe for twice-grilled guaco-cados uses protein-packed guacamole (made by adding unsweetened protein powder to a classic guac recipe), dairy-free shredded cheese, and some herbs and spices to create a flavor explosion that melts in your mouth after spending a few minutes on the grill. Whether you choose to enjoy with some chips, fresh cut veggies, or on their own is up to you!
Veggie Spring Rolls With Protein Peanut Sauce
Break up your sandwich routine with this recipe for veggie spring rolls with protein peanut sauce. Combine the thinly sliced veggies of your choice (we recommend carrots, purple cabbage, red bell pepper, and cucumber for a colorful medley) with avocado, herbs, and lettuce in a rice paper wrap. Then, you’ll create a protein peanut sauce for dipping using unsweetened protein powder, creamy peanut butter, soy sauce, and a few other choice ingredients. The combination of fiber from the veggies, protein from the sauce, and healthy fats from the avocado will help tide you over until dinnertime.
Kale and Bean Soup
A warm cup of soup is a delicious, comforting option for your lunch break no matter what time of year it is. This kale and bean soup combines many of the veggies you likely already have in your refrigerator, including onion, celery, carrots, and kale with canned tomatoes and beans, seasonings, and protein powder. The protein powder boosts your protein intake, so you might be surprised that a simple meal like soup keeps you feeling full until dinner. This nourishing choice gets you a bunch of veggie servings, healthy fats from olive oil, and plenty of protein into your midday meal.
Kiwi Blueberry Protein Smoothie
If you often find yourself working through lunch even at home, this kiwi blueberry protein smoothie offers a convenient solution that can help support your immune system thanks to its hefty amount of vitamin C. All you’ll need is some protein almond milk, protein powder, fresh or frozen blueberries, kiwi, mint leaves, and ice. Throw the ingredients into a blender, mix it up, and get back to work before your boss even notices you’re gone. Or, savor your lunch break and enjoy your smoothie outside! The choice is yours.