Can you imagine looking forward to opening your lunch bag each day at the office? After today’s post, where I share my tips for packing veggie filled office lunches, you’ll soon be as excited to pack your food as much as eating it.
I know just how easy it is to pack the same school and office lunches each day, and many parents can’t imagine having to think about their work lunch after packing their kids’ school lunches. The thing is that we should spend a few minutes each week thinking about ways to add more nutrition to our food, not just our kids’.
While we are done “growing” our health depends a lot on our nutritional intake, and adding more fresh veggies is a sure way to make our meals more nutritionally dense. One of my favorite ways to save time in the kitchen is to buy fresh, washed and ready-to-eat veggies; making it exciting to partner up with Mann’s to bring you today’s veggie filled office lunches.
Recently, I’ve discovered Mann’s Nourish Bowls where the veggies, grains, and sauce are pre-measured and ready to eat. While they are all delicious, the Southwest Chipotle is my favorite bowl. The sweet potato and chipotle salsa combination is hard to resist. You already know how much I love Southwest flavors in my food!
What’s great about the Nourish bowls is that I can customize them in various ways. Some mornings, I pack some corn tortillas along with the Southwest Chipotle bowl and turn the content into tacos, another love of mine.
In winter, I’ve used the very same bowl, added 4 cups of chicken broth, and now I have a warm thermos lunch! Packed along with some fruit and my meal is complete.
My husband, who needs a little more substance for lunch, loves to turn his Nourish Bowl into a burrito (hot) or wrap (cold). I’ll often add leftover chicken to it, and his meal is complete.
I also like to add a generous scoop of hummus along with some fresh Mann’s Sugar Snap Peas for an easy afternoon office snack. The fresh crisp crunch from the snap peas along side some creamy hummus is the perfect desk side combo!
As you can see, it’s easy to turn fresh food into a variety of delicious meals. All you have to do is let your creativity take charge and go from there.
What is your favorite veggie-filled lunch that would make a terrific office lunch?
Southwest Chipotle Veggie Bowls & Tacos
- Yield: 1 serving
- 1 Mann’s Southwest Chipotle Nourish Bowl
- 2 corn tortillas
- 1/2 avocado, sliced (optional)
- Peel off the lid of the Southwest Chipotle Nourish Bowl, mix ingredients, cover with a paper towel, and microwave for 3 minutes. Remove from microwave and stir veggies.
- Fill each taco with southwest chipotle veggies and top with avocado if desired.
- If packing this for the office, simply pack the tortillas and other toppings in a lunchbox, and bring a Nourish Bowl with you. Follow microwaving directions to heat up veggies and prepare tacos.
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