Start 2013 off right—with the best lunch a girl can pack! Whether you’re battling New Year’s resolutions or simply trying to add a dose of healthy to your daily diet, these three yummy bites are an awesome way to start. Munch on!
They’re pretty much the cutest oranges we’ve ever seen, but their teeny size isn’t the only reason we’re packing ‘em in your brown baggies: These babies contain 60 percent of your daily recommended vitamin C. See ya, influenza!
Who knew dinky baby carrots could pack such a punch? Just one cup of these orange meanies supplies you with 400 percent of your daily recommended vitamin A, which keeps your eyes sharp, your teeth healthy and your skin gorgeous.
Before you write this one off, gimme a chance to explain: Kale is a great spinach substitute. We love tossing it on sandwiches for a bit of crunch (and vitamin goodness—you’ll hardly notice it’s there!). You can also make it your go-to salad green. Chop and toss it in a bowl with a bit of sea salt, massage the leaves until their fragrant (just trust us on this one). Then add in bits of whatever’s in the fridge or pantry. We like chopped pecans, cranberries, radishes and apple. Add in leftover protein from last night and your fave dressing and you’re set!
What’s your lunch box staple, sweeties?
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 1/7/2013 5:56:00 PM
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