Back to school Sandwich Ideas!!
Make your food before you leave, and save money, time and probably a LOT of calorie’s you’d end up eating if you ate out.
Click Here to see my absolute favorite VEGETARIAN sandwiches.
Plan out your lunches and snacks for the whole week at once.
Every Sunday, sit down and write a list of everything you’re going to need to make food for the week.
Take you list to the store, buy everything at once.
TRUST me, the less time you spend on thinking about what you’re going to eat- the more time you’ll spend focusing on your classes.
A full stomach + an energized mind + focus in class = Good Grades.
Wraps are a fabulous substitute for sandwiches!
A significant amount of calories are cut because a tortilla is substituted for two slices of bread. If you’re careful with the ingredients, you can cut 1/2 the calories out of a regular lunch.
So fast, so easy, and tastes good cold! This is a great lunch idea to bring with you to college or work :)
This Italian style lunch began with and INCREDIBLE tomato pesto I found at the farmers market last weekend.
A precious little old Italian man had his own booth set up, and I spent a good 20 mins talking to him about all the natural ingredients in his various flavors of pestos.
After trying 2 (more like 7) different flavors on his sample french bread slices, I fell passionately in love with his fresh tomato basil pesto. I couldn’t wait to get home to slap some of it on a sandwich!
Thus, the creation of this Italian style San Diego lunch :)
I loved it cold, with a bowl of my delicious tomato-basil soup. (See my tomato basil soup post for the recipe)
Perfect lunch to perk up a gloomy day!
This delicious mouthful of healthy Fitspiration will absolutely take your breath away. I brought this baby to a party this weekend and all my friends LOVED it!
It’s easy, healthy and BEAUTIFUL (if I do say so myself… and I do!)
Did I mention it was cheap too? My fridge is almost always filled with fruit (since I make fruit smoothies every morning), so I used all the left-over fruits I had in there, and created this flowerful beauty!
My boyfriend brought in some lovely flowers from my front garden, so I threw those in for some extra color too.
I really love that this is such an impressive looking salad that took such little effort to throw together for a party. Keep it in mind for your next hang out!
Ps Oh my gosh you guys, aren’t my food-ography pictures getting so much better??!? I’ve been practicing with different lightning techniques with my camera and it’s been making SUCH a big difference.
I’m calling this beauty “classy cornbread” because of the adorable pink flowers I tossed in. My boyfriend Bryan picked them for me, I just couldn’t resist :)
Plus, I’m really into food-ography lately so it was perfect!
Seriously, so delicious! Bryan and I made cornbread for my best friend and I’s “Southern Style Hangout” yesterday. It was a big hit, and an awesome snack.
- Fresh sliced red grapes
- Feta Cheese
- Sliced Almonds
- Spinach Leaves
- Red Cabbage
- Black Pepper
- Apple Cider Vinaigrette Dressing
I’ve got to admit this is one of my favorite salads yet!
Perfect for a hot day, light and refreshing
In a hurry? Need something quick but still want to stay healthy?
This 5 minute vegetarian panini is GREAT because you can pre-prepare 3 different kinds at the beginning of the week, and after a few minutes on a panini maker; they’re ready to eat!
If you pre-prepare all the ingredients you want on your panini, and keep them individually ready-to-eat in your fridge- it makes for a quick and healthy meal on the go.
I made this panini last night in less then 5 minutes and it took me 2 minutes to heat it up today on my pink panini maker. I don’t know about you, but I don’t think sandwiches get any faster then that.
- Provolone cheese
- Avocado slices
- Sauteed red bell peppers
- cayenne pepper
- Sour Dough bread
Fast, easy, and delicious; a perfect combination for anyone with a busy schedule!
Pre-packing your lunch not only saves you time, it also saves money!
When you pre-pack your lunch, you get to choose healthy foods instead of junk food.
Pack your own lunch!
Portabella Mushrooms, Caramalized Onions, and Pesto oh my!
Lunch is as fabulous as you make it, literally :)
I had an absolute BLAST creating this masterpiece. These gourmet grilled cheeses are the most delicious things that will ever touch your lips.
Click here to get the recipe for my pineapple strawberry peach carrot smoothies. The savory flavors of the mini-grilled cheeses mixed with the natural sweetness of the smoothies, reflects a perfect flavor of summer deliciousness.
My Best Friend Allie, my puppy Locket and I decided to take a road trip up to Julian today!
If you’ve never been to Cali, Julian is a little tiny adorable town up in the mountains with the CUTEST little shops and restaurants.
Upon our adventuring around the town, I almost peed my pants with excitement when we found an all natural section in their town store!
All natural dressings, tons of all natural flavors of home-made honey and jams jams jams galore! I spent a good 10 minutes with my legs crossed, on the hard wood floor of that 50 year old market, looking through all the various flavors of dressing.
From Blackberry Walnut, to Apple Pecan, to Lemon Poppyseed- I could have spent tons of money just on salad dressing. Unfortunately I like to keep my money right where I can see it (hanging in my closet), so I had to choose just one.
As you can see, I chose Apple Pecan dressing. I’m so glad I did because I can’t WAIT to get home and create a delicious salad to go along with it.
Trust me, you can absolutely look forward to TONS of Apple Pecan recipes coming your way soon!
I’ve been REALLY pushing you guys lately to PLAN ahead and pre-pack your food the night BEFORE, so that you’re not in a huge panic in the morning.
This is my beautiful lunch, I’ve had twice this week, and I didn’t spend even ONE penny at a restaurant/market at college to make it!
Packing your lunch/snacks the night before, helps prevent:
- Forgetting to pack a fork to eat your salad with
- Grabbing the wrong dressing, and now your salad is going to taste funny
- Putting some sugary cookies in your lunch because you didn’t have time to look in the back of your fridge and find the raspberries
- Leaving your water bottle on the cereal shelf, because you we’re trying to remember to pack a drink, yet attempting to eat breakfast at the same time!
All 4 of those examples are things that have ACTUALLY happened to me when I get lazy and think, “Oh, I don’t have to prepare for tomorrow, I’ll just do everything in the morning.”
THIS IS A BAD IDEA!
Planning is key! I can’t say this enough times- Plan Plan Plan!
Try it for a week, you’re going to shock yourself with all the stress-free time you have in the mornings.
Healthy/Thrifty College Girl Alert!!
Trying to cut expenses? Really want to eat healthy while you’re out, but are always tempted by junk food?
Start bringing your lunch and snacks with you to school and work!!
Let’s face it; everyone wants to save money whenever they have the opportunity. Why not start now by saving money instead of eating out?
At the beginning of this week, I went to the store and purchased only the foods that I needed to make lunches and snacks for every day.
(I’ll make a post later this week-on how to grocery shop to plan out the rest of your week’s meals.)
I had to wake up really early this morning, so last night I made sure to pre-packed this entire lunch, including snacks (because I am SO NOT a morning person!)
I’m lucky if I leave the house early in the morning, with the same shoes on both feet.
Anywho, this morning when I woke up, I made my usual morning fruit smoothie, and then grabbed my lunch pail out of the fridge (which was already pre-packed from last night.)
Today’s Fitspirational Lunch:
- Mixed green salad- Avocados!!! raspberries, walnuts, almonds, white balsamic vinaigrette
- Carrots with a little bit of ranch dip
- Brown bread (much healthier for your body then white)
- Chocolate milk (16g of protein)
Not pictured (because they are already in my tummy):
- Whole wheat crackers
- 2 water bottles
- Frozen banana slices
Making my own lunch TO-GO, honestly only took a total of 5 minutes to put together last night. Such minimal effort saved me at least $12 dollars eating out for lunch…not to mention the money I would spend on snacks throughout the day.
I hope you read this, and are inspired to make a healthy "TO-GO" lunch of your own this week!
Check out this beauty I’m eating right now!
Brittany’s Fitspirational Salad:
Dark leafy lettuce
White balsamic vinegarette dressing
A glass of water
And some delicious healthy brown bread!
Eating out doesn’t have to be unhealthy or expensive. We just got done with our wonderful lifegroup meeting at my church, my dad and I went out to eat. We BOTH got salads and water and the bill came out to $13.50 for both of us!!
Healthy, inexpensive AND delicious!!!
This is AWESOME!
When I was little, my mom used to write me little messages on napkins and put them in my lunch box for school :)
I’m totally going to be the mom that gets creative with her kid’s school lunches (healthy of course) but still lots of fun and delicious to eat!
This is one way to get your kids to eat their lunch!