Friday, March 29, 2013

Creating healthy & filling meals for breakfast/lunch (pics)

Below are some healthy meals/recipes for breakfast and lunch on a typical day.  I just recently began photographing certain things that I make.  I will continue to do so to encourage everyone to take the time to cook and create healthy meals.

Just taking the time to cook something for yourself throughout the day is much better than always going out to eat or running out to the local fast food joint for a snack.

Below are some healthy, easy-to-make meals:

Tomato Mozzarella Sandwich

What's in it?
  • fresh tomatoes (any kind will do -my favorites are roma tomatoes and grape tomatoes)
  • fresh mozzarella cheese
  • salt, pepper
  • one thin slice of salami
  • fresh basil leaves 
  • English Muffin Toast

Great lunch idea! Or breakfast, if you do not enjoy typical breakfast foods.  Really easy to make!
Chicken Wrap and Fruit 

What's in the wrap?
  • freshly made chicken breast (cooked with a bit of water in the sauce pan and sometimes a bit of garlic salt on either side.  (no butter needed) 
  • lettuce
  • 1 tsp of Ranch dressing spread out on the wrap
  • cheese
  • one slice of bacon (optional and used occasionally) chopped up 
  • chopped up onions
  • good wraps to choose from: green veggie wraps, flour tortillas, whole wheat wraps, etc.  
    • It's not too big of a deal which wrap you use, sorta just depends on your preference.  
Turkey, Avocado, Tomato Bagel 

What's in it?
  • freshly sliced tomato
  • sliced avocado 
  • two thin slices of peppered turkey
  • cream cheese on half of the bagel 
  • bagel

Triple Salad Lunch 

What are all of these? (from top to bottom right to bottom left)
  • Tomato Mozzarella Salad (homemade)
  • Pesto Tortellini Salad with peas
    • (made at Caputo's) 
  •  Chicken nut Salad (made at Caputo's) 
Very filling and lots of different tastes going to give you the energy you need throughout the day!

Below are some healthy meal options if you are at a restaurant for breakfast/lunch:

Caprese Benedict (Substituted with egg whites)
(University Club in Chicago)

What's in it?  
  • English Muffin
  • beefsteak tomato slices
  • basil
  • buffalo mozzarella
  • egg whites
 Delicious, healthy meal for brunch! 

(All photos taken via my iPhone)
Sicilian Egg White Scrambler (Egg Harbor)

What's in it?
  • Three egg whites scrambled with
    • spinach
    • tomato
    • onion
    • & topped with
      • oregano
      • Parmesan
      • low-fat mozzarella
  •  served with a wheat English Muffin & fruit
Very filling and satisfying! 


  1. I absolutely love the tomato mozzarella sandwhich! They all look so delish. Chicken wrap and fruit is my next dish to try

    1. Yes! The chicken wraps are the best to make before heading to campus or for a lunch/dinner! So many different ways to make it too. Try melting fresh mozzarella cheese onto the contents of the wrap before rolling it up. (:

  2. sicilian egg white scramblers the best! get it every time(:

  3. yum. can you put some different smoothies on here? I tend to only make strawberry banana and would be interested in other healthy ways.

    1. Absolutely! I've been in Chicago all week for Spring Break, but love to make smoothies back at school. I head back there tomorrow morning. I'll be sure to put some good smoothie recipes up there with pics soon! (:


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