How to Eat a Healthy Lunch at Work

How to Eat a Healthy Lunch at Work

If you struggle and wonder how to eat a healthy lunch at work, you are not alone. Finding healthy lunch options from a local restaurant during a half hour lunch break can be nearly impossible. One thing many people are now trying to do is pack a healthy lunch themselves to save money, time and unnecessary congested decision making each day.

A healthy lunch option for work needs to accomplish at least three things.  First it should to be  easily packed, easily stored, and ready to eat after little to no prep work while at the office – aka quick and easy!  Second, it should consist of healthy choices to satisfy the afternoon hunger and give you the healthy boost and balance of energy you need in order to be at your best for the rest of the day.  Third and most important, it needs to be delicious and something you look forward to eating!

Utilizing Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters is a great way to capture all these ideas, creating a healthy and unique lunch.  Here are some healthy lunch combinations using your favorite Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter, Seed Butter, Almond Butter or Cashew Butter.

Three Ways To Eat A Healthy Lunch At Work:

Dip It– Fruit and even veggies go great with gourmet nut and seed butters.  This is a great way to increase your veggie and fruit intake while adding protein and fiber to each bite.  You could even make a fruit or hummus dip using Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters!

Spread It– Sure a PB&J is one way to spread your butter, but have you ever thought of spreading it on a rice cake, a whole grain wrap, or even a collard green leaf?

Dress it Up– Garnish a salad with a dressing made from Betsy’s Best!  Make is sweet with the Seed Butter, Peanut Butter or Almond Butter with cinnamon, or savory with the Cashew Cardamom Butter.  The spice adds a zing to those boring greens!

Take it easy the next time you’re trying to decide on your work lunch options. We don’t have a lot of time between variable obligations and often do not have a long lunch break either. Consider packing your healthy lunch with you to take to work so you can save money, save time, and have it all ready to eat for you at the workplace. Keep your options healthy with the help of Betsy’s Best, and you’re going to start loving your healthy lunches at work!

Do you have your own ideas on how to eat a healthy lunch at work? Please share them with us!

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Mango Coconut Smoothie

Mango Coconut Smoothie

Betsy’s Best mango coconut smoothie recipe is a gourmet treat!  Featuring our Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter we know you’ll be saying “It was love at first taste!”  If you are looking for a healthy fruit based smoothie, do you really need to look any further?

Smoothie Ingredients:

1 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

1 c coconut milk

1 c frozen mango

1/2 frozen banana

1 T chia seeds

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 T shredded coconut

pinch sea salt

additional shredded coconut for garnish

Step By Step Mango Coconut Recipe Directions:

 

Step 1: Place all ingredients in your blender.

Step 2: Blend until smooth.

Step 4: Enjoy your mango coconut smoothie!!

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FATCashews are full of healthy, monounsaturated and heart-protective fat. Commonly fat is something that we, as health fanatics, try to stay away from. However, monounsaturated fats can raise your good cholesterol while lowering your risk for heart disease.

PREBIOTICSPrebiotics and probiotics are terms that are very popular in today’s health society. Probiotics introduce the healthy bacteria to your gut microbiome, including things like kefir, temph, kombucha and miso. Prebiotics serve as the food to feed the bacteria. Just like we eat foods that are good for our health, we need to feed our healthy bacteria foods that are good for their health. Luckily cashews can do it all! Being one of the highest prebiotic nuts, cashews leave both our gut and the rest of our body happy and satisfied!

VITAMINS/MINERALSVitamins E, K, B6, and minerals copper, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, iron and selenium are all packed into this kidney-shaped nut. Our friends, the antioxidants, also find their way into this nut. Lowering our risk for infection and fighting off the bad toxins in our body, we are happy cashews are good sources of antioxidants.

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2 1/2 Ounces Manchego Cheese, matchstick

3 Whole Green Apples, matchstick

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1 1/2 Tbsp Chives, chopped

3 Tbsp Olive Oil

1/8 Cup Shallots

1 Tbsp Lemon Juice

1/2 Tbsp Cider Vinegar

1 tsp Lemon Zest

1 Salt & pepper to taste

Step By Step Chive and Apple Salad Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Mix Manchego, apples and chives in a bowl.

Step 2: Add cherry tomatoes to the apple salad 

Step 3: Mix all other ingredients together until Betsy’s Best Gourmet Cashew Butter is dissolved or blend in a blender. 

Step 4: Pour over apple mixture and gently toss. 

Step 5: Serve right away. 

Step 6: Enjoy your apple salad!

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