What to have for lunch . . .

What to have for lunch? Lunch is such a difficult meal. Often you are on the go, or at the office. Making lunch is a pain in the neck, so you probably order in, or worse, skip eating. Truly, you are better off having a slim-fast if that is the case. But, if you can get your act together, get up a little earlier in the morning, then you can bring your lunch with you. And if  you are lucky enough to work from home, then it will be even easier.

The above recipe looked interesting to me . . . a salad in a sandwich, hmmm. And, sardines? But, think about the omega-3’s! You could always substitute tuna, or chicken.  I will say, I don’t like the idea of using a hamburger bun, but there are some really dense, healthy, nutty breads out there that would be great (spelt too, for you non-gluten types). Remember if you are taking it on the go, prepare the inside and bring the bread separately. Nothing is worse than soggy bread!

Obviously, a salad is a great idea for lunch. I just thought this was a nice twist in order to keep things interesting.

If you are indeed trying to keep your weight in check, it is always smarter to prepare your own meals . . . you never know the hidden calories/ingredients  in restaurant food, even salads.

What else can you take on the go? What about all of those bars and drinks? I’m going to say as a general rule that bars and drinks are great to have when you are starving and there are no options. But, it shouldn’t be something you have every day. That being said, I like Mix1 and Larabar (both Colorado companies!). I almost always have fruit with me and beef jerky.

What do you take with you when you are on the go?