Rethink Your Lunch!
Do you purchase your lunch each day? You may not think you’re spending much, but at an average of $10 per meal, you could be spending close to $2,500 per year on your lunches. If you’re looking to cut back on costs this week (or this month … or this year), start by slashing your lunch spending!
Bringing a lunch doesn’t have to mean a sad sandwich or a soggy salad. Switch things up and go for a grain bowl instead! In addition to being a delicious, nutritious, and easy-to-make option for lunch, grain bowls are great for breakfast and dinner, too.
TODAY’S CHALLENGE: Set up a grain-bowl potluck with your workplace pals! Have one person bring the grain, one bring the protein, and one bring the veggies – then put ‘me all together and enjoy! Share your favorite grain bowl on the mobile app.
To construct a perfect grain bowl, you’ll need three parts: grain (duh), protein, and veggies. Here are a few of our favorite grain-bowl go-tos:
Grains (pick one for the base!):
• Brown rice
• …or whatever you have left over from last night’s dinner!
Proteins (add one on top!):
• Eggs (think poached, for breakfast)
• Greek yogurt
• Beans (all kinds!)
• Cheese (low-fat, like Swiss, mozzarella, or feta)
• …be creative!
Veggies (fill ‘err up!):
• Sweet potato
• Healthy salsa (for a Mexican-inspired grain bowl)
• Romaine (grill it for an extra-yummy taste)
• …the possibilities are truly endless!