Happy happy friday! How awesome is the Chicago weather today!?
I’ve been enjoying my power protein smoothie almost every morning this week. I substituted banana instead of the frozen acai. Fantastic!
I want to share my new favorite lunch combo I’ve been bringing to work. I have always felt that bringing your lunch to work not only saves you money but calroies as well. I’ve been having a hard time finding good lunch options because I’ve become such a picky eater lately. I refuse to eat chicken especially from a restaurant and most recently I no longer have a desire to eat turkey- even boar’s head. I’ve really tried to incorporate more poultry in my diet but I just can’t do it.
Last week I put on my thinking hat and created a vegetarian healthy meal for weekday lunches.
Stir fry vegetables over quinoa
I know this sounds so simple, and it is! My question is why didn’t I think of this before?! I absolutely love stir fry and can eat it for any meal. It’s easy to prepare as well.
I like to purchase stir fry veggies in bulk at either trader joe’s or whole foods in the produce section. I love that the veggies are already cut up for me so I can throw them in my wok.
Stir fry sauce: 1-2 tbsp of lipton onion soup with 1 cup of low sodium soy sauce. I let the onion soup dissolve in the soy sauce before adding it to the stir fry.
I cook the veggies on medium to high heat in 1 tbsp of coconut oil.
While the veggies are cooking, I prepare the quinoa according to the directions on the package.
Once everything is finished cooking, I mix it all together and either enjoy or divide the stir fry into tupperware containers.
This stir fry lunch keeps me full and satisfied so I can be on my A game the rest of the day.
Have a great weekend! xo