Tag: lunch

PlanetBox Eco-Friendly Lunch Box

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PlanetBox is a line of stainless steel eco-friendly lunch boxes. They have thought of it all when it comes to functional and convenient ways to store your lunch on the go. PlanetBox offers three different sizes of lunch boxes, making it easy to customize lunch for adults and kids alike.

The lovely folks at Planet box invited me to test out one of their eco-friendly lunch boxes. I received the “Launch” style box and found it to be ideal for packing everything I wanted for lunch. The box has three different sized compartments and a handy storage cup for condiments. planet-box-2

The Launch box had plenty of space– making it perfect for storing a midday snack of sesame cashews along with my caprese salad and 2 oatmeal cookies for dessert. What I love about this company is that I also received a super adorable canvas sunflower printed carrying case for my PlanetBox. See, I told you they’ve thought of it all!

The PlanetBox is excellent for keeping cold foods like sandwiches and salads chilled for longer. Simply pack your box and store it in the refrigerator overnight.

For more information on PlanetBox, check out their website PlanetBox.com.

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Mediterranean Tuna Salad

 

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The new year is in full swing; and for most people, so are their new years resolutions. If you are like most people this time of year (and probably last year too), high on your list of priorities is to get into shape. You may also be looking for new healthier recipes to add to your diet. During the work week it can be hard to find a healthy and satisfying lunch. This Mediterranean Tuna Salad is the perfect high protein lunch to keep you from reaching for unhealthy office treats during your work day. The recipe is full of fresh herbs like basil and dill, with heart healthy fats from olive oil and chopped olives. No need for mayo, this recipe has enough flavorful ingredients to satisfy your lunch hour cravings without the added calories. Serve it over bread or mixed greens and you are set for a healthy lunch break!

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Yield: 5 servings

Serving Size: 1 cup

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Ingredients

  • 16 oz white albacore tuna packed in water, drained
  • 1/2 c sun dried tomato, julienned
  • 1/3 c green or black olives, chopped
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained
  • 1/4 c green onion, finely chopped
  • 4 large basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 handful dill, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Stir in olive oil and red wine vinegar. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Keep refrigerated until serving.
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Triple Fruit Chicken Salad

triple fruit chicken salad by fresh and fit

Nothing beats a cool sandwich or wrap on a hot day. These triple fruit chicken salad pitas are bursting with fresh fruit flavor. You don’t typically see cherries in a chicken salad, but what could be better than the fruit of the season? This recipe is sweet and tangy, yet savory and salty.  There is also a satisfying crunch from the fresh apples and celery combo.  I lightened it up a bit with my usual go to, Greek yogurt. All wrapped up in a  doughy pita. I think this is the perfect go-to for summer lunch time or a picnic in the park. Enjoy!

Triple Fruit Chicken Salad

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 c cherries, pitted and sliced thinly
  • 1 c celery, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 c raisins
  • 1 small green apple, diced
  • 1/3 c red onion, minced
  • 1/3 c mayonnaise
  • 1/2 c Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1/2 tsp fresh black pepper
  • 4 pitas

Instructions

  1. Heat grill or flat top to medium. Cook chicken until juices run clear.
  2. Prep and combine fruit and vegetables in a large bowl.
  3. When chicken is cooked, allow to cool slightly. Slice into chunks or shred depending on your preference.
  4. Combine chicken with fruit and vegetables.
  5. Stir together mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, and mustard until smooth and combined.
  6. Pour dressing over chicken salad and stir well. Refrigerate until serving. Serve in fresh pita or bread.
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