The Yellow Table
Lunch is always so complicated — do you bring food to work, or do you go out and buy something at a restaurant for 15 bucks? Even if you do bring your own lunch, you probably won’t have time to make an extravagant meal, so you’ll end up eating a boring salad, peanut butter and jelly, or unhealthy junk food.
If you’re eating ham and cheese sandwiches or slices of pizzas for lunch, then you’ve been doing it all wrong — especially if you have a job where you sit all day. Those foods are just going to pour on the pounds. For lunch, you need to have something that is delicious, nutritious, and will fill you up — and we have just the recipe.
Make Anna Watson Carl’s Detox Kale Salad recipe from her cookbook The Yellow Table. It’s her go-to lunch because it’s packed with nutrient-rich vegetables and has protein from the quinoa. Quinoa is often referred to as a super grain — it’s filled with fiber and high-quality protein. It contains more protein than any other grain while also packing in potassium and iron. A half a cup of quinoa has 14 grams of protein and six grams of fiber. Grab some carrots, red cabbage, and cooked quinoa from Whole Foods and mix it all together at work. If you aren’t eating a salad with quinoa — or include quinoa in your diet at least once a week — you’ve been doing lunch wrong.