Whether back to school means virtual classes or packing a lunch for a busy day away from home, you have no shortage of healthy lunch ideas to choose from. Avoid those midafternoon slumps with these nutritious lunches.
1. Hummus Pita With Veggies
No one regrets having a package of pita bread on hand. Take one out, slice it in half, and you have two pockets for making a sandwich that you can eat. Fill each pita half with about 1/4 cup hummus and stuff in some alfalfa sprouts, diced tomatoes and cucumber slices.
2. Toaster Oven Tortilla Pizza
Whether you are a student preparing your meals in your dorm room or a parent homeschooling your kids, a toaster oven will be your best friend for this next easy pizza recipe. Spread some tomato sauce on a tortilla and season it with garlic powder, basil and oregano. Cover with mozzarella and any lunch meat or vegetables that are hanging out in the refrigerator. Slide into the toaster oven until cheese is melted.
3. Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Salad
Yes, bacon can be part of healthy lunch ideas! Bacon is easy to cook ahead of time and keep on hand in the refrigerator. This salad brings together the crunchy satisfaction of the BLT sandwich but without the bread, making it a great gluten-free option. Chop the lettuce of your choice and cover with diced tomatoes and crumbled bacon. Drizzle with mayonnaise and start eating. Add avocado slices for extra nutrition.
4. Hard-boiled Eggs With String Cheese and Carrot Sticks
Meal prepping hard-boiled eggs on the weekend places high-protein snacks at your fingertips throughout the school week. Pair a hard-boiled egg with some string cheese and carrot sticks for a lunch that is easy to transport between classes.
5. Grilled Cheese and Tomato Sandwich
Use whole-wheat bread to increase your intake of fiber, magnesium and zinc and choose your preferred white or yellow cheese. Slice some tomatoes, which provide vitamin C, B vitamins and iron. Assemble the sandwiches by placing slices of cheese on both sides of the tomato in the sandwich and grill up to perfection.
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