Is this the year that you’ve resolved to finally eat healthier and save your money instead of spending it? Packing your own lunches each day for work and school is both cheaper and healthier, and Her Campus is here to help inspire your culinary genius! This week, we’ve compiled a list of ten lunches that can all be made using twenty cheap ingredients. So grab a friend and head to the grocery store – healthy and delicious lunches await you! Bon Appétit!
Your Shopping List:
- Peanut Butter
- Unsweetened Greek Yogurt
- Olive Oil
- Cheddar Cheese
- Sliced Deli Salami
- Feta Cheese
- Sliced Deli Chicken
1. Fruity Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip
This yummy dip makes for a great snack and a fun lunch! If you like it with unsweetened Greek yogurt, try it with flavors like strawberry or raspberry too. It keeps well in your fridge for about a week, so make a big batch and take part of it to work or school in a little Tupperware container. It tastes great with bananas, apples, crackers and little pieces of bread!
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 cup natural runny peanut butter
1 Tablespoon honey
Fruit/crackers for dipping
Directions: Mix together yogurt, peanut butter and honey, making sure there are no lumps. Transfer to small container. Eat with crackers and fruit.
2. Tuna Salad Sandwich
Tuna is a healthy lunch food and it’s also easy to make! Adding grapes to tuna really enhances the flavor, but feel free to substitute the grapes with other fun ingredients like cantaloupe, celery and apples.
2 slices of bread
5 oz cans of your favorite tuna
Directions: Drain tuna and place in mixing bowl. Mash and break up tuna with a fork. Add mustard and mayonnaise to tuna and mix well. Add halved grapes to mixture. Place tuna mixture on bread slices. Add lettuce. Top with second slice of bread and cut in half.
3. Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich
I know, I know – the PB&J sandwich is way overdone. But try this variation on the classic brown-bag edition and you might be swayed. Experiment with different types of bread to mix it up even more!
2 slices of bread
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 banana, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup granola
Spread peanut butter on bread slices. Top the peanut butter with thinly sliced bananas and honey. Sprinkle granola over honey and top with remaining slice of bread.