One question clients always ask
is what to eat for lunch. For some, it’s one of the most difficult meals to eat healthy, especially when busy.
So I’ll be posting healthy, fast lunch ideas
over here when I get the chance. Come on over and check in for more. I send every new blog post out on e-mail to my VIP list. If you’d like to get on it, sign up here.
Sweet potato and arugula lunch:
- 1/2 Sweet Potato (baked it in the microwave for 10 min)
- 2 cups Arugula (from a pre-washed clamshell)
- 2 Tablespoons fresh ricotta cheese (FRESH makes all the difference)
You can also bring it to work.
High in Vitamin A with 781% of the Daily Recommended Intake.
High in Vitamin C with 70% of the Daily Recommended Intake.
It’s also got 17% of the daily Calcium requirement.
Arugula is a very good source of
Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Manganese, and a good source of Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Zinc and Copper.
Sweet potato is a very good source of
Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Manganese, and a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin B6 and Potassium.
I always suggest
eating a well-rounded snack in between lunch and dinner, especially if you’re exercising. And especially if there are more than 6 hours between these two meals. You might even call it a second lunch.
If this lunch does not have enough calories for you, add a lean protein or a bit more cheese, or anything else you think could be tasty. Get creative!