More Healthy 5-Minute Lunches

By , SparkPeople Blogger
Hey, dailySpark readers! It’s Anne again from the food and fitness blog fANNEtasticfood! If you’re in a rut with your packed lunches, this quick post is for you.

My previous “How To Pack Lunch in 5 Minutes” post was such a success that we’ve decided a follow-up post is in order. Here are some more of my favorite delicious and super easy 5-minute packable lunches. Most of the posts include an afternoon snack idea as well! Try these portable lunches for work, school, or anytime you’re on the go!

#1: Two Minute Mexican Bean Salad



#2: Cheesy Avocado Tuna Sandwich (sounds weird, but is awesome).



#3: Hummus, tabouleh, fresh tomato, and mixed greens pita sandwich



I hope you enjoyed the second installment of my 5 minute packable lunches! Do you usually pack lunch for work or school? If not, give it a try – not only is it healthier than buying lunch, it’s much cheaper, too!

For more great recipes, health tips, and fitness motivation, check out Anne’s blog: fANNEtasticfood.com.

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Comments

ANHELIC 5/11/2018
Thank you for the information. Report
REDROBIN47 3/16/2018
Good suggestions. I'll keep these in mind. Report
TCANNO 1/18/2018
Nice ideas Report
I'm now retired, but when I was working I packed my lunch everyday. Some days I would have a sandwich and other days I would have a salad which included protein. I also tried to have some kind of fruit every day. I always fixed my lunch the night before so I didn't have to worry about it in the morning. It was much easier to eath healthy by packing my lunch than eating out. Report
I pack my lunch when I'm subbing and I pack my son's lunch every day. I enjoy new ideas for lunches. All three of these recipes are right up my alley! Report
Thanks for all the awesome ideas. I was getting bored with my usuals. Report
got all the ingridents for the cheezy avacoda tuna salad, i will be making it for lunch next week,, yummy,, got to go shake my avacoda tree Report
LITTLEGIRLSMOM1
Sounds good to me... I will have to save these recipes. Report
Great ideas! I've been taking a yogurt, baby carrots, & a hummus on flatbread. Report
The Mexican Bean Salad sounds like something I'd like! Report
The Mexican salad idea is great. It will take me longer than two minutes to put together, but I won't let that stop me. :-) Report
That mexican bean salad looks soo good! Although I think I'll swap red bell pepper for the tomato. Yum! Report
Thanks for the suggestions. Report
Thanks! I really enjoyed the tuna!!! Report
love your suggestions as usual, tasty, quick and healthy...great Report
Thanks for the tips! Report
Cheesy Tuna Avocado looks like a definite must-try; it's going on my list. Pita Sandwich sounds yummy too. Thanks! Report
I pack food when we go places as I don't like to spend money to buy food when we are out. Report
STMML02
That's a lot of dairy/cholesterol, Pickie89. You should replace some of it with some vegetables. More fiber, less fat, plus, you get closer to your five a day. A small greens salad, perhaps? A handful of baby carrots? Report
I pack my break food five days a a week: 1/2 c FF cottage cheese, 1 serving fruit, 1 packet sugar free oatmeal, 1 6oz carbwise yogurt, 1 mozarella stick as backup.(I am diabetic)
All for about 400 calories, I burn 85% of my calories at this time, teh protein holds me wonderfuly! I restrict my breads so sandwiches are not for me this time of day, but the ideas are great! Report
Wow -- the tuna/avocado sounds delicious! I can't wait to try that for lunch tomorrow! Report
That bean salad sounds yummy! Report
Going to try the Tuna/Advacado Report
These are great ideas for me when I have an apointment to keep during lunch. I'm a stay at home mom and wife. Not that I always stay at home. lol. I'm new to eating healthy so I'll have to do some shoping. Good tips tho. Thank you. Report
ACERENO
I pack my lunch for work 95% percent of the time. My latest fav sandwich is bean spread (mayacaba bean, caramelized onion, garlic) with greens, mushroom, bell pepper, tomato and deli mustard. On good bread of course (Dave's Killer Bread - Good Seed). The bread makes the sandwich. Yum! Report
I'm retired too, but often hike and take along a packed lunch. Thanks for the great ideas! Report
THINAGIN2
Since I am retired I no longer pack a lunch. These ideas are good for home, too! Thanks Report
 
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