When you’re jetting off to your next meeting, it may seem like there’s little time to stop for a lunch break. However busy you get, eating meals throughout the day is a must. Healthy and nutritious food will provide you with the fuel needed to physically and mentally tackle the day’s challenges. While making time for lunch may seem like an impossible feat with an especially hectic schedule, missing meals can take a huge toll on the body and mind. Your body needs a steady supply of sugar and nutrients to function normally. Without a source of energy, the metabolism begins to slow down, leading to physical fatigue and emotional imbalances, like irritability and mood swings.
According to Harvard Health Online, eating well-balanced meals throughout the day can prevent overeating, promote healthier eating habits and create more opportunities to eat nutritiously. Alternatively, those who eat fewer than three meals a day are at risk for overeating and developing unhealthy eating habits. The trick to eating many meals throughout the day is choosing low-calorie foods that incorporate plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. Filling your plate with high-fiber ingredients, like vegetables, will help you stay full, focused and energized throughout the day.
For those on the go, handheld items can be great lunch options. Wraps, especially, are tasty, healthy and easy to transport from place to place. Wraps can be customized to include every major food group, making them a delicious, nutritious and well-balanced snack. This list is easy to prepare and, with so many potential ingredients to choose from, the recipe possibilities are endless. Here is our list of wholesome and nutritious wrap recipes that are satisfying, healthy and perfect for anyone with a busy schedule.
Roasted Sweet Potato Wraps with Caramelized Onions and Pesto
For a grab-and-go lunch with bright flavors, consider preparing Kitchn’s Roasted Sweet Potato Wrap with Caramelized Onions and Pesto. Featuring nutrient-rich sweet potatoes, bold pesto and rich, roasted tomatoes, this recipe wakes up your taste buds and provides plenty of fuel to keep you energized. Preparing this wrap is simple: bake the sweet potatoes, mushrooms and tomatoes, caramelize the onions and then assemble the wrap. If you’re storing this wrap overnight, Kitchn recommends covering the wrap tightly in foil. Using a regular or toaster oven, reheat this wrap at 350°F for 10 minutes.
Spinach, Hummus and Bell Pepper Wraps
Looking for a quick and delicious way to fit more veggies into your diet? These Spinach, Hummus and Bell Pepper Wraps by Cooking Light can be prepared in less than 10 minutes and are packed with flavor. In addition to including light and refreshing bell peppers and spinach, these wraps also feature hummus, a protein-rich spread that is both nutritious and filling. To build this wrap, all you need is hummus, sliced bell pepper, baby spinach, feta cheese and some whole-grain flatbread. Divide the ingredients evenly on the flatbread, roll up the wraps, cut each wrap in half and secure the wraps with wooden picks. Now, you have can enjoy an enticing, veggie-packed lunch with some staying power.
Chicken Caesar Wraps
Turn your favorite salad into a grab-and-go wrap with this simple Chicken Caesar Wrap recipe! This easy recipe relies on a few key ingredients — rotisserie chicken, romaine lettuce, chopped cherry tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, croutons and Caesar dressing. To build the wrap, simply combine all of your ingredients, minus the tortillas, in a large bowl and mix. Scoop a few spoonfuls of the mixture on a tortilla and wrap. Lunch prep has never been so easy (or delicious)!
In addition to staying active, a healthy diet is an integral part of working smart and living well! These quick and easy wraps can be customized, so you can enjoy your favorite ingredients while on the go. For more Fitspiration blog content including flavorful recipes, exercise ideas and more, check out KINETIC.