Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Planning My Protein Packed Lunches For The Week

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As a working mom, I have a lot of things going on each week.  Planning what I eat for lunch each day usually falls by the wayside.  To be honest, if I don't plan anything, I will probably eat something unhealthy from one of the many fast food restaurants near my office.  I never feel good after eating fast food, and the regular afternoon slump is multiplied from the heaviness of my lunch time meal.

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One thing that I do to combat this is to have a variety of Lean Cuisine® meals at the ready, either in my home freezer or in my work freezer.  They are easy-to-eat, so if I need to eat at my desk, it's totally fine.  I also keep them at home for busy weekends when I want something hearty to last me through the afternoon.  Lean Cuisine has made quite a few innovations with the new Lean Cuisine® Marketplace line.  They are packed with protein, which is a really great way to stave off the afternoon slump.  These keep me full until dinner!  Not only are they offering protein packed options, but they have gluten-free options, organic ingredient options, and gluten-free options.

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I wanted to share my lunch line up from this week and some of my favorite meals from the Lean Cuisine® Marketplace line!  This week, I'm having the Vermont White Cheddar Mac & Cheese, Sweet & Spicy Korean-Style Beef, Sweet Sriracha Braised Beef, Butternut Squash Ravioli, and Orange Chicken.  I love that I had not only a variety to choose from, but they also keep me going through the afternoon.  If I had to choose a favorite it would be the Sweet & Spicy Korean-Style Beef.  I devoured it before I remembered to take a picture.  I stocked up at Target at the beginning of the week.  And, bonus!  They are on deal for $2, and there is a $1 off 5 coupon here.

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Now that I've shared how I stay stocked up for lunch, I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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