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3 Easy Lunchbox Meals

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FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

When you’re in a pinch but want variety, just mix-and-match with a few ingredients to completely transform your meals. Start out with a base – like lettuce, lean ground meat and tomatoes – then add different ingredients throughout the week! Here we will be teaching you how to prepare super delicious easy lunchbox meals.

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Tex-Mex Lunchbox

Ingredients

fitmencook easy lunchbox meals

Base Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 1 lb lean ground bison (you can use whatever LEAN ground meat you prefer)
  • 1/2 cup onions, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • pinch of sea salt & pepper
  • 1 head of green lettuce, chopped
  • 4 Roma tomatoes, chopped

 

Tex-Mex for 1 serving

  • 4oz cooked lean bison
  • 1 1/2 cups lettuce, chopped
  • 1 Roma tomato, diced
  • 1/2 cup can black beans, low-sodium
  • 1/2 avocado, mashed (accounts for about 85% of the fat in this recipe)
  • 2 tablespoons cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon 2% Greek yogurt (optional)
  • Garnish
    • jalapenos
Steps
  1. Spray a nonstick skillet with olive oil and set on medium heat.  Add onions and cook until brown, about 3 to 5 minutes.  Add lean meat, and chop it up and cook in the skillet using a spatula.  Add the seasonings and continue to cook until the meat is no longer pink, about 6 to 8 minutes.  Remove from the heat and set aside.
  2. Assemble the meal.  Add lettuce, a fourth of the meat (or your measured portion) and 1 diced tomato.  Then add the remaining ingredients for the Tex-Mex lunchbox.  I recommend adding the avocado the morning you’re going to eat the meal AND squirting a little lime on top to prevent any browning.

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Calories
480
Protein
41g
Fat
20g
Carbs
38g
Sodium
Fiber
18g
Sugar
4g
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Greek-ish Meal Prep Lunchbox

Ingredients

fitmencook easy lunchbox meals

Ingredients for 1 serving:

  • 4oz cooked lean bison
  • 1 1/2 cups lettuce, chopped
  • 1 Roma tomato, diced
  • 1 serving wheat pita chips (about 8 wheat pita chips)
    • I like to crush these and use as croutons
  • garnish
    • Kalamata olives

Tzatziki Sauce for 4 servings

  • 1 cup 2% Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 medium cucumber, grated
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2  tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
Steps
  1. Mix together all of the ingredients for the Tzatziki in a bowl and refrigerate overnight for best results in terms of flavor.
  2. Assemble the meal.  Add lettuce, a fourth of the meat (or your measured portion) and 1 diced tomato.  Then add about 1/4 cup of the tzatziki along with a serving of wheat pita chips or pita bread.  You can keep the pita chips/bread in a separate bag so they will not get soggy. Garnish and enjoy!
Calories
339
Protein
38g
Fat
9g
Carbs
29g
Sodium
Fiber
6g
Sugar
6g
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Mediterranean-ish Meal Prep Lunchbox

Ingredients

fitmencook easy lunchbox meals

Ingredients for 1 serving:

  • 4oz cooked lean bison (OR less since there is already a lot of protein in the salad)
  • 1 1/2 cups lettuce, chopped
  • 1 Roma tomato, diced

Chickpea Salad for 6 servings (approx 2/3 cup serving size)

  • 3 cups (about two 14.5oz cans) chickpeas, drained
  • 1/2 cucumber, finely diced
  • 1 cup colorful bell peppers, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumble
  • 1/3 cup red onion (optional)
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
Steps
  1. Add all of the ingredients for the salad in a bowl and mix together.  Season to taste with sea salt & pepper.
  2. Assemble the meal.  Add lettuce, a fourth of the meat (or your measured portion) and 1 diced tomato. Add a serving of the salad.
  3. Enjoy the salad with your favorite low-calorie vinaigrette.
Calories
374
Protein
36g
Fat
10g
Carbs
34g
Sodium
Fiber
9g
Sugar
4g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.