While some people do have an iron will, resist the temptation and make good choices, that is not most! This is where packing your own tasty and healthy lunch can come in and prevent that from ever being an issue in the first place.
Since time is always an issue, here one of many quick lunch recipes that you can make in 10 minutes or less before you head off to work and take with you.
One quick note is that many of these recipes call for pre-cooked chicken breasts, as this can be a HUGE timesaver. In a large Pyrex dish, cook chicken breasts that have been cut in half (so they are half as thick) or chopped at about 350°F for approximately 20 minutes, or until done. To retain moisture, cover dish with tin foil. Season these breasts to taste with sea salt, garlic powder, Montreal chicken seasoning, or anything you like prior to cooking.
Chicken, Pesto & Guacamole Wrap: This is a quick and delicious wrap that is loaded with healthy monounsaturated fats, vegetables, protein, and quality carbs. You can make this in less than 5 minutes!
• 1 cooked chicken breast, chopped and seasoned to taste
• 1 sprouted-grain or whole-grain wrap
• 1-2 large handfuls baby spinach
• 1/4 cup chopped cucumbers
• 2 tbsp basil evoo pesto
• 2 tbsp guacamole(yes, I'll let you use guacomole. BUT FOLLOW THE PORTION SIZE!)
• 1 plum or other small piece of fruit
Directions: Evenly spread pesto onto wrap. Lay spinach on top in an even layer. Then lay down chicken breast on top of spinach. Spread guacamole on top of chicken breast and toss in diced cucumbers.
Enjoy with carrots and hummus or other produce of choice. FYI, the meal will end up making 1 serving for men, and 2 for women.