Working from home allows me access to my kitchen all day long. This can be good and this can be bad. It is good because I have a variety of options at my fingertips. It is bad because I have a variety of options at my fingertips. LOL! Boredom can lead to mindless snacking, so I have become disciplined in eating only when my body is truly hungry, not bored or thirsty.
Lunches can sometimes be a challenge if we don’t have food leftover from the dinner the night before. If I start grazing on fruit when I am making the kids lunches, it is too easy for me to skip lunch all together, so even though fruit is healthy, I try to limit my grazing unless I am sitting down with a bowl of fruit or a snack.
One of my current favorites for lunch is a salad, sandwich & simple side of sweet potato fries. Alexia makes sweet potato fries that are super simple to prepare. Just preheat the oven and toss the fries in on a baking sheet, turn half way through the baking time and then you have fresh fries!
See how good that lunch looks? I prepared a turkey sandwich with havarti, spinach & mustard and served along side fresh cantaloupe and Alexia sweet potato fries. I used Udi’s gluten-free bread to make the sandwich and gently toasted it in the toaster oven before assembling my sandwich.
Alexia makes many products, but they are not all gluten-free. Their gluten-free products include all of the potato items with the exception of the “Alexia Potato Bites”. For more FAQ, click here.
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In addition to my sandwich, fries & fruit, I always have a side salad. I make a large spinach salad with grape tomatoes topped with a drizzle of French dressing. I can’t seem to get enough fresh spinach lately. What do you have for lunch? Do you make lunch to take with you to work? Do you eat lunch out? At home?
***As part of theFoodbuzz Tastemaker Program, I received the Alexia Sweet Potato Fries free of charge. The opinions stated in this blog are mine and have not been influenced by anyone or anything.