#FoodieFriday: High Protein Bento Boxed Lunch

Happy Friday All!

For me, lunch is the hardest meal to plan. Half of the week I am at home, and the other half I am on campus in class. For the days I am not at home, I have been packing a bento boxed lunch to take with me! It’s kind of like a grown-up version of a lunchable, ┬ábut I love being able to pick at it throughout class without making any disruptions! This recipe is also super easy to personalize and make your own. Any of the ingredients below can be substituted for other veggies, fruits, and granola bars. Check it out below!

What You Need:

Favorite Type of Lunch Meat (I used crack pepper turkey!)

Mini Sweet Bell Peppers

Strawberries

Fig Bar

Reduced Fat String Cheese

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What You Do:

First, throw in one serving of lunch meat.

Next, add in the string cheese. I use the cheese to separate my meat from my produce.

Then, add in your veggies and fruit. I typically add 3 bell peppers and 5 strawberries.

Finally, wrap your granola bar (I use fig bars) in foil or place into a sandwich bag and lay on top of other food.

Now, throw it in your backpack, purse, or car, and enjoy as needed!

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Calories: 315 Carbs: 30 Protein: 32 Fat: 9

What is your favorite on-the-road lunch recipe?

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#FoodieFriday: Zucchini, Peppers, and Beef

Happy Friday All!

For this Foodie Friday, I wanted to share a low carb dish with a decent amount of protein. I found a beef and “zoodle”recipe on Pinterest and manipulated it by adding in peppers versus just onion and garlic! When I make this dish again, I am going to use 2 packages of Green Giants Zucchini Spirals versus just one. Other than that, I give this recipe a ten out of ten!

FullSizeRender-3.jpgI love simple recipes that contain minimal ingredients and are quick to make. Even with cutting the peppers, it took me about thirty minutes to make a 4 serving dinner. It’s a perfect option if you are hungry and looking for a quick healthy meal or if you have a busy night ahead of you. All you need is 1.2 lbs of 93% lean ground beef, 2 poblano peppers, 2 red bell peppers, and a packet (or two!) of zucchini spirals. (I used PAM to spray my skillet to make the clean up a little easier!)

 

First, you will want to brown the beef on medium to high heat. I seasoned the meat with just salt and pepper. While it was browning, I chopped up the peppers and cooked the zucchini for 5 minutes in the microwave. I then added the peppers, paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder to the skillet once the beef was cooked all the way through. Let the peppers and meat continue to cook until the peppers are soft.

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Finally, drain your zucchini noodles and toss them in the pan. I merely stirred the “zoodles” in with the meat and peppers and turned off the heat. Add a little more pepper and you have a healthy dinner option!

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1 serving: 8 carbs, 6 fat, 19 protein

What’s your favorite quick dish to make?

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