Remember when you were in elementary school and your mom packed your lunch in a paper bag? Turns out she had the right idea. Opt out of eating a pricey, calorie-laden lunch at a fast food restaurant and take 10 minutes the night before to pack a balanced meal you'll look forward to and feel good about eating.
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Make mama proud by boxing up this simple lunch for work. A turkey sandwich and a side of fruit take only minutes to prepare, but the healthful combo will give you energy to last the day. Give your old school lunch a grown-up update with a chilled fresh fruit smoothie.
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup nonfat milk
1 slice whole-grain bread
4 slices smoked turkey breast
Lettuce and tomato
To make the smoothie, combine frozen strawberries, banana and milk together in a blender. To make the sandwich, slice bread in half, spread Dijon mustard on each side, then layer turkey breast, lettuce and tomato between the halves. Serve with fruit of choice, like grapes, blueberries and a banana.