The boys are back in school and I’m feeling this major energy shift to get back to hustlin’. This calls for all the potent, nutrient-dense lunches full of all the delicious superfoods I could ever need. Philosophie Babe, Marissa Cohen, scoured our Philosphie recipe database for some of our all-time packable favs.
While we’re still soaking up every last bit of the summer sun, fall is just around the corner. Making the transition back to school, college, and work schedules can be stressful. Packing a nourishing lunch is a great way to fuel your day and give yourself something to look forward to before that mid-afternoon lull. Here are my top 5 packable Philosophie superfood lunches to enjoy all week long.
Monday – Winter Superfood Salad
Start your week off right with this delicious salad. With a hearty mix of veggies, wild rice, eggs, and a delicious Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend infused balsamic dressing, this salad will keep you satisfied through your busiest afternoons.
FOR THE SALAD
2 cups organic mixed greens
1 cup cooked black wild rice
1 soft boiled egg
4-5 slices of cucumber
1 spoonful of sauerkraut
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FOR THE DRESSING
¼ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon Green Dream Superfood + Protein Powder
S + P
Toss all of your salad ingredients into a large bowl. In a separate bowl, gently whisk all of your wet ingredients together until the dressing emulsifies. Add extra salt, pepper, additional olive oil, or vinegar as needed! Toss your salad + dressing, and devour!
Tuesday – Empty the Fridge Curry
Batch cooking is a must for busy weeks. This curry recipe uses whatever you have on hand for a flavorful, wholesome meal. It is perfect lunch as we transition into the cooler autumn months. From an energetic perspective, root vegetables and spices like turmeric and ginger have grounding properties to keep you calm during stressful days at the desk.
4 cans coconut milk
3 sweet potatoes
2 C carrots
2 C green beans
1 C snap peas
1 medium white onion
3 small squash
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1 ½ tsps crushed garlic
1 inch fresh ginger (chopped)
Pinch of garam masala, tumeric + cumin
Add all ingredients (vegetables, milk, then spices) to a crockpot and cook on high for approximately 4 hours. After your curry's cooked, add the Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend, serve up in your favorite bowl, and ENJOY!
Wednesday – Green Dream Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers
This one will make your co-workers jealous. Stuffed peppers are simple and delicious. Try making this recipe for dinner one night and bringing the leftovers the next day.
4 bell peppers
4 C quinoa or rice (cooked)
½ C chopped onion
10 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend (divided)
S + P (to taste)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit. Sauté garlic and onions in a splash of olive or coconut oil then mix in the quinoa and add the seasonings to taste. Cut off the top of the bell peppers and remove any seeds. Stuff the bell peppers with quinoa mix, cover with foil and bake for 10 mins. Then uncover and bake for 15 more mins. Add cheese when desired, while baking for golden brown, or immediately after pulling out from oven. Finish with a sprinkle with Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend.
Thursday – Zoodle Pesto Pasta
Who doesn’t love pasta? This Zoodle Pesto Pasta is full of fiber, plant based protein, and healthy fats, unlike traditional boxed pasta. Get creative and add toppings like hemp seeds, herbs, sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, and tempeh to suit your liking.
2 zucchinis (one per person for zoodles)
1/4 C olive oil
3/4 C cashews
1/2 C pine nuts
1 C basil
2 T water
1 T nutritional yeast
1 clove of garlic
1 tsp garlic powder (optional)
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp Bragg's Organic Sea Kelp Delight (optional)
1 tsp hemp seeds for seasoning
Cut both ends off of the zucchini. Follow the directions for your spiralizer and transform your zucchini into thin ribbons, placing the final product into two large bowls. Mix all of the pesto ingredients in a high-speed blender. If the mixture isn’t incorporating properly, feel free to add more water and/or olive oil to get things moving. Divide the pesto sauce evenly amongst the “pasta” and stir it all together! Optional (but delicious) toppings include: hemp seeds, herbs, sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, and tempeh!
Friday – Brain Boosting Smoothie
On days when you can’t be bothered to chop or roast veggies (we feel you), depend on your blender. Smoothies are a great meal replacement if they have the right balance of carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats to sustain you. This Brain Boosting Smoothie checks all of the boxes. Chocolate for lunch is perfectly acceptable when it comes from our high-vibe Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend. Make it even more delicious with an extra spoonful of one of the Philosophie coconut butters for extra brain power.
1 C nut milk
1 frozen banana
2-3 T chopped walnuts
1 T coconut oil
1 T unsweetened coconut flakes
1 tsp Cacao Bee Honey
1 tsp cinnamon
Two handfuls ice
Organic pomegranate seeds, cacao nibs, or chopped walnuts (for toppings)
Add all ingredients (except your toppings) to a high-speed blender and blend until creamy and smooth. If it’s too thick, add a bit more nut milk. Pour into your favorite glass, add your toppings, and enjoy!
We hope these lunch ideas inspire you as much as they excite us. If you make any of these recipes or create your own Philosophie-infused lunchbox meals, be sure to tag us on social media and use #philosophielove!