One of the most common requests I’ve received in my first official month of private practice (eek!) is for easy lunch + snack ideas to pack for work or school. I love sharing the principles of batch cooking + building a balanced plate with my clients (or glass container in this case 😉). Here’s an example of what this looks like for me: ✨ Lunch: lacinato kale massaged with olive oil, lemon juice, salt + garlic powder, topped with 1/2 a baked sweet potato (complex carbs), 1 hard-boiled egg (protein), 1/4 avocado (fat), steamed baby beets, pomegranates + goat cheese 🥗. Everything other than the egg + cheese provide fiber as well, which really fills me up! ✨ Snack: homemade trail mix with popcorn (fiber/carb), walnuts, pecans, pumpkin seeds (protein + fats), dried cranberries + dark chocolate chips for sweetness (often I’ll just break up a couple squares of dark chocolate instead 🍫. My fave is @greenandblacks organic 70% cocoa). ✨ Hydration: WATER 💦 !! This is a big one. It’s so important to stay hydrated throughout the day. I aim to fill my @swellbottle up about 6 times (that’s 3L of water). I like my water plain, but if you want a little flavor I suggest adding squeezed lemon, mint, cucumber, or frozen berries rather than purchasing flavored beverages. ✨ Now I wanna hear from you! What do you guys like to pack for lunch?! 👇🏼