Healthy Lunch in a Pinch


Wow, I have been on out sync for a couple of weeks!  Things have been pretty hectic around here, leaving little to no time for blogging. With that being said, there has been little to no time for packing lunches or making lengthy grocery lists either.

Please do not laugh about this. In fact, this lunch is quite a yummy and healthy solution to not wasting time packing lunch. I know it must be good, because the day after I did this, one of my co-workers did the same thing!

The steps are simple. Go to the salad section of the grocery store. Look for the pre-made salads. Find one that has a lower fat dressing option, or light option. Also, if you work in a nut-free environment, be mindful that some of the dressing and toppings included in these salad packs contain nuts.

Here is my go to salad:

Once you have your salad bag, keep it in the fridge until you are ready to pack your lunch. Dump the lettuce into a container. The dressing and other toppings are in their own separate bags. Keep those wrapped, but throw them in the same container. There’s something about putting the lettuce into the container before heading off for work that makes it seem more sophisticated. I guess it’s more like, I didn’t really have time to pack my lunch, but at least I took the time to put it in a container!

The ENTIRE bag of salad, along with ALL dressing and croutons is only 6 Points Plus if you are on Weight Watchers. It is a large bag, so I am satisfied with just the salad. If you want a more complete meal you could add protein with chicken, steak or cheese.


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