School is in full swing and while you might be thinking about how to perk up your child's lunch, you might benefit from thinking about your own midday meal as well. After all, you're going to need all the energy you can get to keep up with your new, frantic fall schedule.
Preparing a healthy lunch for yourself doesn't need to take a lot of time. Here are a few quick and easy shortcuts to get you on the right path.
Hard boil eggs at the beginning of the week, then pack them away for a protein packed snack.
Wash and cut veggies as soon as you bring them home from the market. These are great as salad toppers or alone for dipping.
Make your own trail mix with almonds, raisins, cashews and white chocolate chips. Stash a bag in your desk draw or in the cabinet for a quick fix to a mid day sweet tooth.
Mix in some low fat granola and fresh strawberries to cup of plain Greek yogurt.
Ditch dense bread and use whole grain tortillas to wrap lunchmeat, lettuce, tomatoes and more. A spread of hummus helps bind everything together.
Moms, what fast and easy shortcuts do you take to make sure you have a nutritious lunch for yourself each day?