Hey guys! I hope your month is going well — we’re almost halfway done! If you’re like me, you’re already encountering some of the bonuses of clean eating: an appreciation of healthy foods, a slimmer waistline, increased energy, and fewer cravings for junk food.
So in order to keep introducing all you delightful fitness unicorns to all the delicious options out there, here are my 3 favorite clean lunches:
Lunch #1: Open-Faced Apple Butter Sandwich
You can do almost anything with whole-wheat English muffins. Seriously. I use them for my Clean Pizza Paninis and also for lunch spreads and occasionally for discus throw practice.
-1 whole wheat English Muffin
-Almond butter or peanut butter (organic, no sugar added!)
-Dash of cinnamon
1. Cut the English Muffin in half
2. Spread on the Almond Butter
3. Add apple slices and dash of cinnamon
4. Optional: grill on a George Foreman sandwich grill
And voila! Basically my favorite open half sandwich ever created. As a bonus, the cinnamon speeds up your metabolism and the almond or peanut butter counts as a MUFA (monounsaturated fatty acid) which is a great weight loss food.
Lunch #2: Minestrone Soup
You can find my favorite soup recipe here, at my sassy plant-based diet health blog. Replace the white pasta with whole-wheat to make it 100% clean.
I love this soup because it’s packed with veggies and quite delicious. Plus it lasts a week in the fridge (and longer if you freeze it!) so it’s a great meal to make on Sunday nights to eat during your busy week.
Lunch #3: Veggie Sandwich + Smoothie
Looking for more healthy clean-eating lunch options? Check these out:
See you guys tomorrow!