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Healthy Lunches for Busy People

pasta salad with olives, some greens, chiken flakes, tomatoes in a plate:text: healthy lunches for busy peopleIt’s easy to rely on the fast-food joints or grab something calorific at your desk if you’re up against a deadline and want to fill up on something fast. A few extra minutes the night before can give you a healthy option to enhance your health and skin rather than leave you feeling a bit flat by 3 pm. Try these healthy lunches for busy working people like you.

Herby Cheese and Tomato Sandwich:

Cottage cheese is a great low-fat source of protein that provides an energy boost to last you through the afternoon, and the avocado is an excellent skin-saver. Avocados can help fight skin inflammation and contain natural oil and healthy fats. One of the main avocado skin benefits comes from its high oleic acid content. This monounsaturated fatty acid maintains moisture in your skin’s epidermal layer, helping to make it soft and hydrated.

You’ll need:

  1. An English muffin
  2. ¼ cup low-fat cottage cheese
  3. Sliced tomato
  4. Sliced avocado (about ¼ of an avocado should do)
  5. A tablespoon of spicy brown mustard if liked
  6. One leaf butter lettuce
  7. One tablespoon of chopped chives.

Delicious! And it takes no time at all to assemble the night before.

Healthy Garden Pasta Salad

Adding whole wheat pasta to this salad gives you a filling boost with more vitamins than a white pasta salad, without the creamy mayo that packs on the fat and calories in store-bought pasta salads.

Eating carrots can provide your skin with natural sunscreen. Beta-carotene is found in carrots which can help your body to form collagen and regenerate your skin cells.

Bell pepper contains a high level of vitamin C. A large amount of vitamin C in bell peppers can make your skin appear younger. As well as having strong antioxidant properties, vitamin C is needed to create elastin and collagen, which bind your skin cells together and maintain their firmness and structure.

You’ll need:

  1. ½ cup of cooked whole-wheat pasta:
  2. Half a chicken breast, sliced (optional)
  3. One thick slice of mozzarella
  4. 4 Kalamata olives
  5. Half a green pepper
  6. Shredded carrot, shredded
  7. Two tablespoons of fat-free Italian dressing

Combine, refrigerate and take to work the next day for a nutritious and tasty lunch that will keep you full all afternoon. You fulfill your tummy, and your skin will thank you for all those vegetables in your healthy meal.

Are you busy? So do I! But with these easy and healthy recipes for lunch, we can get the nourishment we need to make it through the day. Happy eating!

And to better take care of your skin, why not visit a licensed esthetician for more concrete and dependable advice on how to take care of your skin? Call us now or book a session of facial or peels. We at BMS are always glad to serve and help you.

Brilliant Massage & Skin

Burlington, Vermont