We’ve all been there: You get to work on Monday only to realize that you haven’t thought twice about what you’ll have for lunch this week, and resort to spending an embarrassing portion of your paycheck on snacks from the office vending machine. You return home hangry and delirious, leaping to your computer to order pizza from whichever place has the lowest minimum delivery fee and can get you food the fastest. Rinse and repeat.
Obviously I’m not speaking from experience at all.
Ladies, we deserve better than this. We ARE better than this. And we’re determined to turn our workplace eating habits around, which is why we’ve partnered with Way Better Snacks to create three (seriously simple) recipes to make your workweek easier, healthier, and all around a lot tastier than the stale sandwich you’ve been picking up at the convenient store.
Way Better Snacks crafts chips that are made from 100% whole grain, premium ingredients, but most importantly, they are INSANELY DELICIOUS and available in more flavors that you can imagine. Personally, I can’t get enough of the Nacho Cheese flavor, but I’ve also been known to polish off a bag (or three) of the Sweet Potato, so I really don’t discriminate against anything they offer. Whether you’re into Sweet Chili, Black Bean, or Spicy Sriracha, there’s something for just about anyone.
Added bonus: I don’t feel riddled with guilt afterward since they’re made from sprouted flax, chia seeds, and ancient grains, and are totally GMO free, containing no artificial ingredients whatsoever. Keep reading for our favorite recipes that keep us out of the hangry zone during a busy workweek.
1. Caprese Bruschetta
1 oz. bag of Multi-Grain Way Better Snacks Chips
Cherry or mini heirloom tomatoes
Cut cherry tomatoes in half and slice mozzarella. Roughly chop the basil. Assemble toppings on Way Better Snacks chips, using the desired amount of each. Top with balsamic dressing, and enjoy!
2. Adult Lunchable
1 oz. bag of Sweet Potato Way Better Snacks chips
Choice of sliced or smoked meats (salami and prosciutto shown above)
Choice of cheese(s) (we used Swiss!)
Choice of healthy fruit
Sprig of Rosemary for flavor
Directions: Assemble in a simple to-go container, and stack!
3. Deconstructed Taco Salad
8 oz. mix of arugula and spinach
1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 cup of your preferred protein source
1-2 tsp. of cumin and chili powder
1 oz. bag of Spicy Sriracha Way Better Snacks chips
Favorite salad dressing
Place lettuce in a large serving bowl. Arrange avocado, tomatoes, and cilantro on top of your preferred protein source (we chose quinoa seasoned with cumin and chili powder, but shredded rotisserie chicken would work amazing too!). Serve with Spicy Sriracha chips, a dash of lime juice, and your favorite dressing.
How do you prep lunches and snacks for the workweek? Any recommendations for us? Leave them in the comments below!