I hate getting to the grocery store and not knowing what to buy for lunch. I don't have time to cook, but I need to eat well to stay alert and happy through the afternoon. So I started keeping track of great grab-and-go lunch ideas. If you have any of your own to contribute, I'd love to hear from you!

I am not a nutritionist or even an excellent cook, my aim is not to provide gourmet recipes or foods that follow a particular diet, but rather to collect ideas for lunches that can be prepared in under 5 minutes on the way out the door in the morning.



The grocery list: 
A box of these Thai noodles, yogurt, fruit of your choice, sugar snap peas, beans, or other easy-to-pack veggies

The prep: 
If you bought a large pack of peas, beans, or other veggies, the only prep is to wash and divide into proportion-sized baggies.

The morning of: 
Throw noodles, yogurt, veggies, and fruit into lunchbox! 

The benefits: 
These Thai noodles are so good, very healthy, and easy to make too! They come in many flavors so you can get a bunch and not get sick of them. This meal is very fast, very good, and very well rounded!


Cocina Guatemalteca

The Grocery List:
Can of beans (I love black beans) - any flavor!
Your favorite rice
Bag of shredded white cheese (I love Mozzarella and the "Authentic" Mexican cheese)
Some kind of fruit

The prep:
Make rice. It's always good to make a big pot of rice and keep it in the fridge, because it will fill out any meal and it's good for you!

The morning of:
In a microwavable tupperware, add rice and half a can of black beans, and cover with shredded cheese. If you'd like, season with salt and pepper, chili powder, or just top with hot sauce. Toss in a piece of fruit on the side and you're out the door!

The benefits:
The rice and beans will keep you full and give you energy. Cheese will add flavor and a little dairy, and the fruit on the side will give you sugars. Very fast and easy to make, easy to pack, and easy to heat up on your break.