Hellllloooo friends! I love starting the week on a Tuesday. The week goes so much faster when I get to start it on a Tuesday.
On the flip side, we teachers know the four-day weeks are normally the toughest. When you get those puppies off their schedule the tiniest bit, there usually are repercussions. Kids love and crave routine, just as I do. Get them out of their normal groove, and chaos ensues.
How was your long weekend? Mine was filled with delicious food (check out my Instagram for proof), relaxation (their pack porch is straight out of Southern Living), and quality time with some of my favorite people that I’m pretty sure I’m somehow related to in some form or fashion.
So I’ve already confessed to y’all that I’m not crazy about lunch foods. I love breakfast- pancakes, smoothies, omelets, muffins, patty sausage, biscuits with butter and honey. I love dinner food, too. But lunch seems to be so boring, so rushed, and I’m usually so brain-dead by lunchtime that I’m just shoveling food into my mouth.
On the weekends, I try to whip up something that will make lunchtime more exciting. The more it makes, the better, too. I love cooking, but I’m not crazy about doing it during the week. I reheat leftovers during the week, I’ll turn on a crockpot during the week, but I will not do anything that looks like real meal prep. I like to hang out with my husband, exercise, and relax during the workweek, not cook.
This recipe couldn’t be any easier. Into a bowl goes some mashed sweet potatoes, canned salmon, eggs, seasoning, and celery. A little almond flour helps it all stick together, and chilling makes them even easier to form. From there, just use your hands to mash it all together into patties. Bake em off for about half an hour and you've got yourself a healthy, omega-3-loaded lunch! Hazaah for brain health!
From there, you can freeze them, eat them right away, or easily eat off them for a few days. I love them with roasted asparagus, carrots, and guacamole.
Don’t like salmon? You could swap in canned tuna or even cooked chicken. Once cooked, the salmon is much more mild.
Serve them cold, warm, on a salad, or with a dollop of Greek yogurt, salsa, or guacamole.
What are some of your go-to work lunches? Do you normally pick something up? To you just eat leftovers? Tell me about it!
Healthy Happy Texan
I'm a Foodie, Fitness Instructor, and Follower of Christ. Add a passion for teaching others, dark chocolate, bacon, and dogs -- and that's me in a box.
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