Hey guys! Apologies for the lack of posts in the past week…works been pretty busy…so unfortunately, when I get home, all I want to do is be lazy : ) Anyway, wanted to update you all in what has been in my lunch box over the past week or two.
Summer Couscous Salad:
Ingredients (Serving: Enough for 5 days of lunch):
1 cup Tri-Colored Pearl Couscous (follow instructions for cooking on package)
1 cup diced cherry tomatoes
1-2 cucumbers diced
1/3 Cup Finely diced Scallions
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and Black Pepper to taste
Optional: Baby Kale and Baby Spinach
Cook your couscous according to package directions. Once cooked and drained, put aside to let cool. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix together your dressing and vegetables. Once your couscous is somewhat cooled, add that into the large bowl. Set aside in the fridge. When you’re ready for lunch, top your couscous on a bed of mixed greens (I prefer baby kale and spinach with mine).
1 frozen banana
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 tsp of peppermint extract
2 heaping handfuls of fresh spinach and kale
1-2 drops of vanilla stevia
Cinnamon to taste
3-4 Ice Cubes
APPROX 1 Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (slowly add this into your blender in order to get the right consistency…)
Blend and Enjoy!
Snacks from the Week:
Smores (I’m still obsessed…sorry…) Quest Bars
Buddha Bowl Himalayan Popcorn (Coconut Oil, Himalayan Salt, and plain old popcorn…such a great healthy popcorn brand)!
Carrots and Hummus (LOVE LOVE the cilantro jalapeno hummus from wegmans)
Apples, mixed berries
Greek Yogurt (Fage Plain 0%)
Mixed Nuts and Dried Fruit