How to Brown bag a Protein Packed Lunch
By Lindsay Cotter
The cool crisp air is here! And do you know what that means? A change in produce and maybe even a change in our meals. I’m all about salads during the summer. In fact, I’m kinda obsessed with making colorful and flavorful fresh salads, but I have to admit, as much as I love a good salad, I like variety even more. Having variety in my diet keeps my taste buds happy and my body nourished. Yes, that means salad free lunches. Yes, that means one upping your sandwich. Yes, that means taking your post workout meal to a whole new level!
Slice up your eggs and empty out the yolk into a separate bowl. Add the cottage cheese, dressing, and remaining ingredients. Mix thoroughly. Layer it onto your bread; add the sliced egg whites, and romaine/cucumber. DONE!
For an extra kick, add in jalapenos.
2. Hummus Flatbread
Whisk together water, eggs, oil and hummus. Then mix together flour, baking powder, half the paprika and chili powder. Combine the wet ingredients and the dry ingredients and whisk thoroughly making sure the batter is clump free. Heat oil on a skillet over medium high heat. When the oil is hot, pour in batter evenly until it spreads thin. Usually heats up nice and brown after 1-2 minutes, then flip to the other side. Remove and sprinkle with the rest of your smoked paprika. This made 2 flatbreads. Double the recipe to make 4 easily.
3. Loco for Cocoa Eggins
Mix all your eggs and cream in a bowl. Add in your spices and mix again. Oil up a muffin pan and spoon in your batter to each tin.
Place in oven at 350F for 18-20 minutes depending on your oven.
Let cool for 5-10 minutes
Sprinkle with extra cocoa if desired.
****Add a side of fruit and a yogurt for a complete “breakfast” for lunch.
4. Cobb Salad Wrap
And don’t forget to include a bottle of your favorite Core Power high protein shake with your packed lunch for that extra dose of protein!
So there you have it, a few non-salad NOURISHING lunch time remedies!
Lindsay is a long time Core Power user and fan. Along with being a regular contributor to the fairlife team and the Core Power Tip of the Day, she’s a #FitFluential Ambassador, a nutrition/fitness consultant, and has a passion for Gluten Free cooking. She’s married to pro-triathlete James Cotter. Meet Lindsay at CotterCrunch.com and follow her on Twitter.