NKPR’s healthy lunch ideas

June 10, 2011, 9:02 pm

After watching the students from George Webster Elementary get excited about exercise and healthy eating at yesterday’s At My Best Ultimate Play Day, my staff and I were inspired to eat extra nourishing lunches today (and to make this type of food a more regular part of our everyday). And because everybody loves a little food voyeurism, I posted the pics here for you to check out. Enjoy!

Emily: Vegan, gluten-free taco salad. (Made with mashed up veggie burgers, kidney beans, guacamole, soy cheese, salsa, red peppers, lettuce, corn tortilla…) Deliciousness aside, this is my all-time favourite homemade lunch because it’s full of low-fat protein and veggies, and it only takes five minutes to make.


Lauren: My lunch was the “Chopped Caesar” from FRESH. Skip the bacon! The edamame and tempeh bits are unique additions that make this Caesar a healthy one!


Kaley: I forgot my lunch at home! Maybe someone will share their healthy snacks with me today? (below: NKPR’s fridge)


Kristin: Chicken pita. Delicious veggies and grilled chicken in a whole wheat pita. So delicious, I had to take a bite before I took the photo…


Cat: A salad full of veggies and legumes. A quick and healthy lunch fix!


Jordan: Veggie pita from Pita Pit with an apple and water. A healthy and fast lunch when I am on the go! (Helps that Pita Pit is next door to the office. ;))


Heather: Ever tried to take a photo of a veggie quesadilla oozing cheese? It’s not pretty. But here’s an approximation of the healthy lunch I ate almost every other day this week: baby tomatoes, a few slices of cheese and my lentil salad on greens. (Which, FYI, is so good my friend had to capture his lunch envy with this Twitpic.)


Sarah: My lunch today is a sweet romaine lettuce salad with goat cheese, onions, pecans and baked chicken with oil and balsamic dressing. Healthy and yummy.


Brittany: Vegetarian sushi is my fave (I hate seafood) and apparently ginger is really good for you.


Bunmi: My salad consists of the following: spinach, chicken, strawberries, mushrooms, peas, pumpkin seeds, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, cranberries and pear vinaigrette! It’s a great way to get some veggies into my system and it fills me up. BTW, I think it’s absurd that a place called Sandwich Box makes salads in bowls! (But that’s beside the point.)


Did these ideas inspire your next healthy lunch? Tweet me @natashankpr