Lunch Bunch: Simply Salad

Lunch bunch kale chip recipe lunch recipes

(The Lunch bunch is a tool for planning and packing lunch for a busy week ahead. Recipes are written by a Registered Dietitian so you know that you can count on them to give you a dose of the nutrients your body needs. Each weekly plan will include a grocery shopping list, recipes and a plan to mix up your lunches for each day)

One staple ingredient that you will always find in my fridge is fresh and ready to go leafy greens. They are a good base for just about anything – from a breakfast smoothie, topping off a stir-fry or simply layering under pasta for dinner. For this week’s lunch bunch, we’re going to make simple salads and a great snack to go along side.

Lunch bunch kale chip recipe lunch recipes

Detox. I hear that word everywhere. I can’t even count the number of Sundays this summer I’ve said, “okay ready for my detox now!”. Sounds pretty intense and I’ve never been a supporter of those terrifying juice cleanses. However, detoxing by eating whole, nutritious foods can be as simple as this week’s lunch bunch! And simple is exactly how I like to keep it.

The chlorophyll in leafy green vegetables acts as a detoxing agent to help clear the skin, cleanse the kidneys and get rid of those unwanted substances in your blood called free radicals. A healthy diet full of greens will boost your immunity and keep energy high for the active lifestyle you live!

The following is a green base for your lunches this week. I’ve also made a favorite snack of mine, kale chips, to satisfy those work day munchies. Just bake or poach 2-3 whole chicken breasts for the week and combine with the following to create some easy (and green) variety to your lunches! *Vegetarians could add quinoa or the black bean burger from previous lunch bunch

Download the printable Lunch Bunch here.

Lunch bunch kale chip recipe lunch recipes

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About Patty Duffey

Patty is a Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Coach in the Chicago area. She is Ohio bred and received her bachelor’s degree in dietetics at Miami of Ohio, while continuing on the following year to complete her Dietetic Internship at Mount Carmel Hospitals in Columbus. Upon becoming an RD, Patty made the remarkable decision to work abroad in Australia for one year. She loved the active and healthy culture, and it seemed that most Aussies shared a common view that is was better to be proactive as opposed to reactive when it came to health and wellbeing. She knew that the health and fitness industry was exactly where she wanted to be. Since moving to Chicago three years ago, Patty has gained experience as a dietitian and nutrition coach at both Life Time Fitness and My Fit Foods. Her goal is to continue to build her health coaching skills as a nutrition entrepreneur. She currently works at Lululemon and loves working for a company where she can bring fitness and nutrition together in such an inspiring environment!