- Oranges (2)
- 1 lemon
- Cherry tomatoes
- Romaine lettuce
- Red pepper
- Pita bread
- Small bag tortilla chips
- Blanched slivered almonds
- Small bag cashews
- Whole wheat crackers
- Salad dressing
- Peanut butter
- Chicken breasts
- Cheddar cheese block
- Dark chocolate bar
- Dark Chocolate chips
- Start with the fruits and veggies. Once everything is washed and dried, chop one stalk of celery finely, for the chicken salad, and chop rest of the celery into sticks (big enough for a spread of peanut butter).
- Quarter a few cherry tomatoes and leave the rest whole.
- Dice the red pepper.
- Tear lettuce into bite-sized pieces.
- Peel and segment the orange.
- Separate the grapes into bunches.
- Next, shred half the cheese, and cut the rest into cubes, roughly the same size as the cherry tomatoes.
- Then, break the dark chocolate into squares.
- Last, take the cooked chicken breasts and chop. Set aside 2 cups for the chicken salad. Cut the rest into small cubes.
- 1 Line up your prepped and ready ingredients, bags and containers.
- 2 For the chicken salad, combine the 2 cups of chopped, cooked chicken with ½ cup of mayo, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, ½ cup of almonds and 1 stalk of chopped celery in a bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste.
- 3 Now, use the photos and menus below as a guide to assemble the lunches!
- 4 Once lunches are assembled, they’re ready for the fridge. When it’s time, just grab and go.
1 Shopping List, 5 Lunches, 1 Hour
Pita Pocket Monday
Pita pocket stuffed with hummus, chicken, cheddar, lettuce, tomatoes, and red pepper
Celery with peanut butter and raisins
Raspberry surprise: Raspberries with chocolate chips popped inside
Tip: This lunch is for Monday because it’s most likely to get soggy. :)
Sweet! Salad Tuesday
Salad: lettuce, chicken cubes, oranges, cashews (dress with favorite dressing)
Whole wheat crackers with peanut butter (pack crackers separately in Ziploc® brand bag)
Strawberry + raspberry fruit salad
Cheddar + Cherry Tomato Kabob Wednesday
Skewers made with cubed cheddar and cherry tomatoes
Celery sticks and hummus
Raisins, nuts + chocolate chip trail mix
Chicken Salad Thursday
Chicken salad + whole wheat crackers for dipping (pack crackers separately in Ziploc® brand bag)
Dark chocolate squares
Orange slices, bunch of grapes
Taco Salad Friday
Chicken cubes, shredded cheese, lettuce, cherry tomatoes
Tortilla chips in a Ziploc® brand bag