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Easy, Healthy Make Ahead Lunch Ideas

Chili in white bowl with dairy-free sour cream and green herbs

Easy, Healthy Make Ahead Lunch Ideas

Hi Friends! Welcome back to Healthy Grocery Girl! Today I’m sharing 3 make-ahead lunch ideas. If you’re looking for quick, easy, healthy lunch ideas you can prep ahead of time… today’s blog post is for you! 

As an ambassador for Tessemae’s, who is sponsoring today’s video, I’ll be featuring their Ah-Mazing products in each of my recipes. If you have not heard of Tessemae’s before, you are going to LOVE their products—from dressings to sauces that are low to no added sugar, whole30 and paleo approved and so, so good! Learn more here!

Kale, chicken and dairy-free caesar dressing in cassava flour tortilla on plate

 

Kale Caesar Salad Wrap
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 cups curly kale, chopped
  2. Tessemae’s Organic Creamy Caesar Dressing
  3. 2 cups chicken, baked and diced OR roasted chickpeas
  4. Tortilla’s of choice
Brazil Nut Parm Ingredients
  1. ¼ cup brazil nuts
  2. ¼ cup raw cashews
  3. ¼ cup hemp hearts
  4. ½ teaspoon sea salt
  5. ½ teaspoon onion powder
  6. ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  7. Optional: 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast
Instructions
  1. To make the brazil nut parmesan, place ingredients in a food processor and pulse to create a crumbly consistency.
  2. Toss the curly kale in Tessemae’s Caesar dressing. Due to the toughness of kale, it will stay good in the fridge, after being tossed in the dressing for a couple of days!
  3. When you are ready to eat your wrap; add kale, chicken and brazil nut parm to a tortilla wrap, I love using an almond flour or cassava flour tortillas and enjoy!
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Tessemae’s Organic Creamy Caesar Dressing is Whole30 Approved, Keto Friendly, Dairy Free, Sugar Free, and Gluten Free. Due to the toughness of kale, it will stay good in the fridge, after being tossed in the dressing for a couple of days!

 

 

Veggie Noodle Salad
Serves 1
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. Tessemae’s Pantry Classic Italian Salad Dressing
  2. ½ cup protein: Chicken, baked and diced OR roasted chickpeas
  3. ¼ cup shredded purple cabbage
  4. ½ cup carrot noodles
  5. ½ cup cucumber noodles
  6. 3 tablespoons hemp hearts
Directions
  1. Using a spiralizer, make carrot and cucumber noodles.
  2. Layer ingredients in 24-ounce wide mouth mason jar.
  3. Starting with the dressing at the bottom, then the protein, vegetables and finally the hemp hearts.
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Tessemae’s Pantry Classic Italian Dressing is Organic, Whole30 Approved , Keto Approved, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Sugar Free, and Non-GMO! This is one of my favorite dressings!

Chili in white bowl with dairy-free sour cream and green herbs

BBQ Veggie Chili
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. Tessemae’s Chocolate BBQ Sauce
  2. 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  3. 1 pound Organic ground turkey
  4. 2, 15-ounce cans black beans
  5. 2 cups diced sweet potatoes, roasted or boiled
  6. 1, 15-ounce can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  7. 1 cup diced onion
  8. 1 tablespoon chili powder blend
Directions
  1. Warm olive oil over medium heat in a large, deep saute pan
  2. Add the diced onion and saute for 3 mins
  3. Next add the turkey, stir and cook with a pinch of salt and pepper
  4. Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes
Notes
  1. To make paleo: Swap black beans for ½ pound of more turkey or another meat of choice.
  2. To make plant-based: Swap the turkey for three additional 15-ounce cans of beans; I suggest 1 can kidney beans, 1 can black lentils and 1 can white bean!
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Most store-bought BBQ sauces are loaded with added sugar. Tessemae’s Organic Chocolate BBQ sauce has no added sugar – yet it still tastes absolutely amazing! It is also Whole30 Approved, Keto Friendly, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, No Sugar Added, Vegan, and Non-GMO.

Disclosure: Healthy Grocery Girl is an ambassador for Tessemae’s. This post is sponsored by Tessemae’s. We only share products we love, genuinely use and believe everyone should know about!

Megan

Megan Roosevelt

Megan Roosevelt is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Host, Video Producer as well as the founder and CEO of Healthy Grocery Girl®

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