Chia Seed Pudding
You can order chia seed pudding at all times of the day, but it is especially delicious as the first thing you eat when you wake up. It’s a gelatin kind of texture with soft chia seeds floating in it, often made with an almond milk base. It is sweet, while also providing you the added value of chia seeds — like fiber, protein, and good healthy fats.
Egg White Breakfast Wrap
Many delis and sandwich shops offer an egg white option, which means they’ve removed the high cholesterol egg yolks and left you with just the lean egg whites. These are scrambled or made into an omelette, then wrapped up with veggies. Opt out of cheese on this one and try it with a spinach wrap for extra flavor!
Steel Cut Oats
Steel cut oats are top of the line when it comes to oatmeal. They are the key to kicking off your day in a healthy way. Use fresh fruit to sweeten the oats rather than covering the oatmeal in brown sugar or honey. If you need sweetener, ask for the sugar or honey on the side so you can stir in a smaller amount yourself.
Greek Yogurt Parfait
Order a greek yogurt parfait from bed and have it waiting for you when you get into the office. Greek yogurt has enzymes (sometimes called “live cultures”) that will help keep your digestive system on track for the day. Make sure you get it topped with fruit and a low sugar granola. And similar to the oats, try to get the honey or the sugar on the side.
Whether they are chicken, fish or ground turkey a lettuce wrap is a great lunch to order in. The meat will provide you with energy without slowing you down at your desk. Topped with spices and vegetables, lettuce wraps are the perfect healthy alternative to your typical salad.
Don’t be fooled by its salad-like appearance. A quinoa bowl offers even more depth to your lunch game! By replacing the lettuce with quinoa, you’re going to feel full for longer and also have more energy. Load a quinoa bowl full of the same toppings you would a salad, dressing and all!
Opt for a tomato gazpacho in the summertime when you’re craving something like pizza or pasta. The strong tomato flavor of gazpacho helps satisfy those cravings while keeping things light, not to mention staying cool with the icy temperature.
Salmon & Veggies
You cannot go wrong with fish as a healthy choice. Most fish, especially salmon, contains Vitamin D and Omega-3 Fatty Acids which contribute to your overall health. Many fish dishes come with a side of veggies, which is the perfect opportunity to get your healthy on.
Greek food comes in all shapes and sizes, but when you get it deconstructed on a plate, the ingredients are all relatively healthy. You’re looking at falafel (which is a vegetarian option) alongside tons of flavorful veggies and chickpea based hummus. Be sure to skip any super oily meats or sides of pita is you’re trying to keep things light.
Twice Baked Sweet Potato
When you hear baked potato, the usual reaction is woah woah woah, that’s a heavy meal. But when you substitute for a sweet potato, each hearty bite is packed with Vitamin A and is relatively fat free — not to mention low in sodium. Replace any butter or cheese you might use for olive oil and other superfood toppings like lentils, quinoa and your favorite veggies.