Almond butter on whole grain bread
What could be easier than a quick schmear on some hearty multigrain bread? Check the nutrition labels on your bread package and choose the highest fiber content while avoiding unnecessary additives like high fructose corn syrup. (Ezekiel Sprouted Grain Breads are a smart choice.) Natural almond butter provides healthy fatty acids and proteins that when coupled with the complex carbohydrates of the bread, will keep your energy levels high. Feeling nostalgic? Just spread some all-natural fruit jam or sliced fresh berries, and you’ll feel like a kid with your stand-by PB&J!
Avocado veggie pita
A simple whole grain pita stuffed with sliced bell peppers, spinach, and avocado is the go-to lunch of registered dietitian Jenn Bowers. To jazz it up, she squeezes some fresh lemon and spreads some Dijon mustard inside the pocket, and just like that, a quick, fresh tasting, fiber-filled meal is ready to take to the office. The healthy fats in the avocado will keep you full all afternoon, and the bell peppers provide crunch to satisfy those cravings. A whole grain pita contains five grams of fiber, so it’s a better choice over its white flour cousin. (Find more Jenn Bowers’s recipes, head to her blog, drjennbowersnutrition.com.)