Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Summer Lunches

As most of you know, I am a huge advocate for packed lunches.  By planning ahead, you can guarantee a lunch at your desk that includes all the major food groups, fills you up, and gives you adequate energy to finish your work day.

A much better option than hitting the streets for fast food or scarfing chips and soda from the vending machine.

The summer is a perfect time to pack your lunches with the many fresh ingredients that are growing in our back yards and filling up our farmer's markets.

These are two lunches I have enjoyed at home this week (the life of a teacher), however, they are very packable!

Flour tortilla filled with beef and cheese, heated with corn and black bean salad...topped with fresh avocado and chard lettuce.

Raw carrots and yellow wax beans dipped in hummus.

Take advantage of the fresh vegetables and fruits while you can!

Combine with an early morning workout to beat the heat.  Morning exercise is much more pleasant in the summer compared to the winter!  Get out and move for 30 minutes before hitting the shower and heading to the office.

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