It’s another lunch-at-the-desk day! One of my biggest tips for eating healthy is bringing your own lunch into work. I know it’s hard sometimes, but it really makes a difference on the waistline because this way, you have 100% complete control over what foods go into your body. And you don’t necessarily have to eat alone: invite coworkers to pack lunches every Monday and the group can go for a walk, eat outside and get some fresh air during a lunch break. Or, eat your lunch 30 minutes early and stick to coffee or tea when meeting friends at their favorite lunch spot.
For me, salads are just so quick and easy when you’ve got to make a lunch on-the-go. Mixing fresh, sliced mango with hot spicy salsa delivers a nice, sweet and salty element that I think works really well. If you haven’t already noticed, I love using shrimp because it doesn’t require any extra cooking time and it’s so low in calories, yet full of protein. We have to be careful not to over-do the shrimp tooooo often because it is high in cholesterol, but bay shrimp every once in a while is good to go (to pun intended).
Estimated Time: 10 Minutes
Ingredients (serves 1):
- Any leafy green of your choice: 2-3 large handfuls
- Bay Shrimp: 1/2 cup
- Mango: 1/2 small
- Cucumber: 1/2 cup
- Tomato Salsa: 2 tbsp
- Lemon: 1 wedge
Chop the lettuce, mango and cucumbers. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and use the salsa and lemon juice as your dressing. Easy! Done! Now get back to that Outlook email…