I’m not much of a lunch person. Bring on breakfast and dinner, but as for snack and lunch, I’d rather pass.
However, I typically need a little something midday to keep me going and power me through workouts, writing, baking, and blogging. It’s just, I’m not sitting down to a giant salad with chicken and quinoa without feeling like I ate a house and wanting to skip dinner.
Before you say how unhealthy this is, fasting is actually very good for your body. There’s all this science behind it on how it helps give your system a break and reset you. Sounds good to me.
I typically only fast all the way from breakfast to dinner a couple days a week, sometimes with a coffee in the middle because coffee is my new thing.
On the days I don’t, I reach for a healthy, satisfying “lunch.” Usually fruit, vegetables, or a Larabar. Just enough to keep me going until dinner, my favorite meal.
One of my favorite lunches is these Frozen Paleo Banana Bites. They are easy to make, full of great nutrition, and super satisfying. Kind of like eating dessert without … you know … eating dessert.
With bananas full of potassium and resistant starch, coconut oil with healthy fats, and powerhouse toppings, these vegan, gluten free, Whole30 bites are sure to become your go to snack, lunch, or dessert.
The snap of the coating is so satisfying and reminiscent of a candy bar. The toppings add crunch and even Mom admitted the creamy banana was pretty awesome. With these for lunch, I am more than ready to tackle everything life throws my way.
- Melt the coconut oil in the microwave until liquified. Stir in the carob or cocoa powder. Dip a banana slice and dip it immediately into the toppings of your choice. Place on a plate to set. Repeat until all the bananas are dipped.
- Serve immediately or store in the freezer in an airtight container for up to 1 week.