Happy Wednesday! We’ve almost made it through the week friends! To help you push through the next two days we’re coming at you with a way to up your lunch game that will knock your socks off!
We’re talking super foods that will power you through the afternoon. Kale, spinach, salmon, beets, avocado, quinoa, walnuts, craisins, and parmesan. We guarantee that your co-workers will be jealous, and you of course will be a happy camper.
You may be thinking, yikes this requires a lot of ingredients. Please hold the phone for a minute. This power food bowl can be made in advance on Sunday for you to enjoy throughout the week.
We usually get home on weekdays around 7pm or later depending on what we have going on and the last thing we want to think about is lunch prep. So, we’ve gotten in the habit of planning/making our lunches on Sundays which saves us a ton of time and stress during the busy week.
We make a huge container of grains (quinoa, farro, or barely), roast seasonal vegetables (we’ve been loving beets and squash lately), and prep some sort of leafy green (kale, swiss chard, spinach). For protein, we mix it up with salmon (usually left-over from dinner), fresh sliced turkey from Whole Foods (the deli roasts it in the store, it’s basically home-cooked!), or chickpeas.
We layer these super foods in a to-go container or mason jar, and top it with a handful of walnuts and craisins for texture, and parmesan for some salty flavor. We make our lives even easier by drizzling Annie’s Green Garlic dressing on top.
This lunch keeps us sharp and satiated. There is no afternoon lull or 3pm hangries after eating this lunch!
Happy double dipping!
Recipe – makes 1 bowl
- 2 -3 leaves kale, chopped and massaged in a drizzle of olive oil
- 1/2 cup spinach
- 1/3 cup cooked rainbow quinoa
- 3 oz. salmon
- 1/4 cup roasted beets, sliced
- 1/2 avocado, sliced
- 1 handful craisins
- 1 handful chopped walnuts
- 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
- 1 tbsp. Annie’s Green Garlic dressing