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3 Easy Lunchbox Meals

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Start with a salad base. Make it from lettuce, tomatoes and lean ground meat. During the week, add different ingredients to your salad base and have a different meal every day. Here we will teach you how to easily prepare super delicious meals for lunch. We will present you the 3 lunch box meal ideas that you and your partner or kids would love! They’re super easy, practical and tasty!

There’s no cooking at all, except for the ground meat. You will need to get very lean meat because all three of these meals are gonna be served cold. We’ll be using a very lean bison, but you can use lean turkey or chicken breasts.

Roll up your sleeves and let’s make this lunchbox trio!

TEX-MEX Lunchbox

To make the first healthy lunch add lettuce, a fourth of the meat, 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. Garnish with jalapenos if you like!

Greek-Ish Meal Prep Lunchbox

Let’s make Tzatziki for this Greek-is bison, turkey, or chicken salad. Mix all of the ingredients for the Tzatziki in a bowl and refrigerate overnight for best results in terms of flavor. Make a salad from lettuce, a fourth of the meat, 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!

Mediterranean-Ish Meal Prep Lunchbox

This is another great and easy lunchbox idea with Chickpea Salad. To make this Chickpea Salad add 3 cups of drained chickpeas, cucumber, feta cheese crumble, olive oil and seasoning. Then assemble the meal. Add lettuce, meat and diced tomato. Add a serving of the Chickpea Salad. Enjoy the salad with your favorite low-calorie vinaigrette.

There are a lot of ideas for lunch boxes that you can take to work, on a trip, or to make a kids lunch. I hope you will enjoy these three delicious and healthy lunch ideas.

Recipe 1

TEX-MEX LUNCHBOX

Prep 5min
Cook 10min
Total 15min
480cal

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

Step 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.

Step 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.

Calories480cal
Protein41g
Fats20g
Carbs38g
Fiber18g
Sugar4g
Recipe 2

Greek-Ish Meal Prep Lunchbox

Prep 5min
Cook 5min
Total 10min
339cal

Ingredients for 1 serving

  • 1 1/2 cups lettuce, chopped
  • 1 Roma tomato, diced
  • 4oz cooked lean bison
  • 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
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2  tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • sea salt & pepper to taste

Steps

Step 1

Mix together all of the ingredients for the Tzatziki in a bowl and refrigerate overnight for best results in terms of flavor.

Step 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!

Calories339cal
Protein38g
Fats9g
Carbs29g
Fiber6g
Sugar6g
Recipe 3

Mediterranean-Ish Meal Prep Lunchbox

Prep 5min
Cook 5min
Total 10min
374cal

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
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumble
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup red onion (optional)

Steps

Step 1

Add all of the ingredients for the salad in a bowl and mix together. Season to taste with sea salt & pepper.

Step 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.

Step 3

Enjoy the salad with your favorite low-calorie vinaigrette.

Calories374cal
Protein36g
Fats10g
Carbs34g
Fiber9g
Sugar4g
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Details

Prep 15min
Cook 20min
Total 35min
Total Calories: 1193cal
Total Carbs: 101g
Total Fats: 39g
Total Protein: 115g
Total Fiber: 33g
Total Sugar: 14g
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