Personally, I have often found that snacks and lunches are the most challenging aspect of clean eating. It can be difficult to find clean foods that are easily portable, healthy, satisfying and still tasty.
Over the last couple of months I have gone on a personal mission of trying to come up with delicious clean lunches and snacks. I challenged myself to pack my boyfriend’s lunch every day. At first it seemed easy, but overtime it grew more difficult not to just repeat the same thing over and over again. To make matters worse, he does not have access to a full break room with a fridge or microwave, so the food has to be able to be eaten as is. Believe me, you run out of ideas fast. However, this got me thinking, if I am having this problem, so are other people. So…I have been racking my brain to come up with tasty and healthy ideas.
This is one of my new lunch tricks. This tasty snack is full of protein that will keep you going all day. They are also portable, and easy to eat with your hands, which is great for both lunch and snacking on the go. They also have a hint of honey and even chocolate, so they dont taste like they are good for you. Bonus! I think I am bringing them on my next road trip.
I have also decided the possibilities with protein balls are endless. You can use any nut butter you like. Add chopped nuts and a little flax seed for some added nutrition. Or swap out the chocolate for raisins, really whatever you like works great!
Local Ingredient: Local Honey (purchased at the farmers market).