Lazy But Delicious Lunches!

Lazy But Delicious Lunches - Toast!

With back to school in full swing, kids and adults alike are going to have fuel up to power through busy days, both at home and out-and-about! These lunches are simple, quick, filling, and perfect for squeezing into a tight schedule!

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Wraps

Portable and low fuss, you can make the right sandwich wrap gloriously gourmet or simple yet satisfying. Aside from what you load it up with, there are a variety of tasty wraps to choose from now too! Keep it classic with your favorite tortilla, or go for Spinach herb, sun-dried tomato basil, sriracha, jalapeño cheddar and honey wheat. Anyone interested in lower carbs will be happy to find brands like “Tumaros Low-In-Carb” and “Mission Carb Balance”, as well as fiber-filled choices like oat with flax, multigrain, whole wheat and ancient grains!

Some easy and awesome wraps include:

  • Jelly or Fresh Berries + Your Favorite Nut Butter
  • Bacon + Lettuce + Tomato + Avocado
  • Ham + Cheese + Lettuce + Mustard
  • Roasted Sweet Potato + Black Beans + Shredded Mexican Cheese
  • Mixed Greens + Chicken + Bacon + Ranch
  • Steak + Roasted Peppers + Provolone

Try This: 5 Kid-Approved Wraps

Kid-Friendly Sandwich Wraps

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Deli Salads

Long ago are the days when tuna, egg or chicken salad was a bummer lunch! With a heap of tasty homemade recipes out there, making a big batch of your favorite deli salad is a smart and totally-tasty way to fuel up for school and work, as well as picnics and campouts. Spruce up an egg salad with cream cheese and jalapeño. Brighten your chicken salad with buffalo sauce. Make that tuna salad something special with avocado and red onion. Other yummy salads perfect for lunchtime:

Try This: Easy Italian Pasta Salad

Italian Pasta Salad

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Make-Ahead Muffins

30 minutes – that’s all you’ll need one day a week to have filling and delicious muffins on-hand for a busy week! While classic muffins are a solid choice, they are mostly carbohydrates and leave much to be desired in ways of protein and satiating healthy fats. Egg muffins on the other hand are just as convenient as well as being a healthier option you can fill with meats, veggies, cheese and more. Just pop them in the microwave for 1 minute and enjoy! Delicious muffins we crave during crunch time:

  • Chocolate Protein Muffin
  • Mushrooms + Spinach + Goat Cheese
  • Sun-Dried Tomato + Artichoke + Mozzarella
  • Sausage/Bacon/Ham + Cheese
  • Broccoli + Cheddar
  • Bell Peppers + Tomato + Onion

Try This: Healthy Egg Muffins

Egg Muffins

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Bento Boxes

Covering all the essential food groups, bento boxes are compartmentalized lunches filled with a “main course”, 1-2 sides and a snack. What foods those are is entirely up to you, there is no wrong way to bento! They can be as simple as a sandwich with string cheese and fruit for a side, or you can meal prep a fully cooked balanced meal! This style of lunch has become an art form – a trend Instagrammers and magazine execs alike fill with a colorful assortment of tasty treats prepared creatively to be as “cute” as possible, since they are most popular for kids. Great bento box combos:

  • Muffin + Fruit + Veggie Frittata
  • Bagel + Cream Cheese + Lox + Hard Boiled Egg + Cucumber
  • Protein Pancakes + Berries + Yogurt + Granola
  • Ham & Cheese Roll Ups + Broccoli Florets + Ranch Dressing + Strawberries
  • Grilled Cheese + Almonds + Blueberries + Popcorn
  • Turkey Sandwich + Baby Carrots + Pretzels + Mandarin
  • Hummus + Pita Bread + Feta Cheese + Grapes
  • Apples + Peanut Butter + Crackers + Trail Mix

Try This: Bento Lunch Box Recipes – 5 Ways

Bento Box Lunches

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No-Cook

Cheese, Fruit and Nuts

Sometimes you just want to grab and go. For that, fruit, nuts and cheese are great. The cheese and nuts are filled with protein and healthy fats to fill you up and power you through your day, with the fruit and nuts also containing complex carbohydrates and dietary fiber. So even though they are grab and go, this no-cook combo is perfect for a quick bite anytime. Great fruit, nuts and cheese combos:

  • Sharp Cheddar + Apples + Almonds
  • Brie Cheese + Peach + Pecans
  • Goat Cheese + Blueberries + Walnuts
  • Asiago + Fig + Pistachios
  • Gouda + Plums + Pine Nuts
  • Sharp Cheddar + Grapes + Peanuts

Try This: Fruit and Cheese Pairings

Fontina and Apricot

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Toast

It’s no wonder avocado toast is a personality trait these days, toast is easy yet so satisfying! A loaf of bread, 2 minutes for the toaster and toppings from the fridge and you’ll be diving into this tasty yet lazy lunch in under 5 minutes. Keep cooked foods like bacon or chicken on hand, or go with a ready-to-rock deli meat like ham or turkey for some power-packing protein. Spread it with your choice of cream cheese, ricotta, goat cheese, nut butter, hummus or guacamole. Pile it high with veggies, fruit or nuts. No matter your tastes, toast is perfectly personalize-able and ready in a snap.

Try This: Toast 10 Ways

Tasty Toast 10 Ways

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Soup

The season isn’t here just yet, but you couldn’t ask for an easier lunch than soup. Whether you make your own or have your favorite brand, the microwave will have you heating-and-eating in minutes when at-home, or the right insulated thermos will stay hot for 5 hours and warm up to 10! Soup doesn’t have to be boring either, we compiled a list of amazing recipes here https://bestmarket.com/eating/goat-soups/ to keep you full and energized for hours!

Try This: Creamy Tuscan Sausage and Potato Soup

Tuscan Sausage and Potato Soup

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Pita Pockets

Similar to a wrap, just easier to use! In under 5 minutes you can stuff a pita pocket filled with savory goodness like leafy greens, meats and cheeses or an assortment of sweet indulgences like fruit, nut butter and more! Not only that, but a few minutes in a toaster oven will turn it all into a delicious, melty lunchtime delight. Some of our favorite pita pocket combos:

  • Grilled Chicken + Romaine + Feta + Olives + Tomato + Cucumber
  • Roasted Chickpeas + Cucumber + Dill + Greek Yogurt
  • Roasted Red Peppers + Mozzarella + Spinach
  • Taco Meat + Lettuce + Salsa
  • Meatball + Marinara + Mozzarella + Parmesan
  • Prosciutto + Arugula + Sharp Provolone + Grape Tomatoes
  • Strawberries + Banana + Peanut Butter
  • Hummus + Cucumber + Tomato + Microgreens

Try This: 10 Easy Ways To Stuff A Pita Pocket

Pita Pockets 8 Ways

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September 1, 2020