It's difficult to make good choices while hungry. Grocery shopping on an empty stomach is a bad idea, and to me, so is deciding what to have for lunch. It's just too tempting to succumb to unhealthy takeout options when my stomach is growling and I'm snappy and crabby due to low blood sugar.
Wouldn't it be nice if every day at noon, you could have a delicious, healthy, inexpensive lunch at the ready, to fight those takeout temptations? Well, with a very little forethought and advance preparation, you can!
I love to prepare jarred salads - they are a snap to put together, and two or three days' worth of lunches can be assembled at one time. This bruschetta quinoa salad is so easy to make and it really incorporates the wonderful, fresh flavours of tomato and basil, with the added benefit of protein to keep you feeling full and satisfied all afternoon. No three o'clock crashes with this flavourful lunch! It will keep you going until dinnertime. Plus, it's the prettiest lunch on the block!
For more great lunch ideas, try my Quinoa Salad in a Jar or my Fiesta Quinoa Salad. Quinoa's not your bag? Try my Freekeh Greek-eh Salad.