BY: Lively Staff

May 1, 2014

Lunch with Vital Proteins

It’s a long, busy day at work and you find yourself swamped. You look at the clock, 2 PM. You don’t have the time to go out and grab lunch for a quick bite to eat. More and more people are bringing their lunches in with them to work. It allows you to know exactly whats going into your body and makes sure you’re getting whole balanced nutrition.

Lunch doesn’t have to be a daunting task at work when you’re already piled with work. A little planning and prepping on a Sunday afternoon or evening can go a long way for your health throughout the week. You can easily mix in Vital Proteins to get the benefits of collagen. You can make soups, stews, smoothies and drinks to get an added protein boost along with several beneficial amino acids to help keep you focused until the end of your work day.

Lunch Preperation

Soup is a perfect dish to prep to go along as a side for your lunches during the week. It’s simple to make and the flavors seem to go deeper and meld together after a period of time in the fridge.

Quick Soup

Ingredients
1 lb of Roast Beef (or any cooked meat you have on hand)
4 cups beef broth
4 cups water
1 cup onion diced
1/2 cup carrots diced
1/2 cup sweet potatos cubed
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 tablespoons coconut oil

Directions
In a large stock pot, heat the coconut oil until melted and add the onions, carrots, and potatoes along with some salt and pepper and cook until aromatic. Add the beef, water and broth to the pot and bring to a boil. Once it reaches a boil, turn down the heat to a simmer and simmer for 45 minutes to an hour.

Let cool for a half hour or so before pouring into five individual on-the-go containers. Set one in the fridge for Monday, and put the rest in the freezer, pulling out one a night to thaw in the fridge for the next day at work.

When lunch time rolls around at work, heat up your soup and mix in two scoops of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides for an added protein boost. It’s easy to mix in Vital Proteins for lunch. If you’re feeling a little hungry in that space of time between breakfast and lunch, make a smoothie with a couple scoops of peptides to help tide you over until lunch.

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