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The 10 Best Lunches to Eat to Boost Productivity

Salmon Avocado Tacos

Preparing healthy lunch snacks. Fish tacos with grilled salmon, red onion, fresh salad leaves and avocado cilantro sauce on vintage stone background. Recipe for Cinco de Mayo party. Top view.zarzamora/Shutterstock

This recipe is adapted from Cynthia Sass, RD, MPH, author of Slim Down Now. “This recipe is light, but filling and satisfying,” explains Sass, “so it will leave you feeling energized without lingering hunger. The healthy fats from the salmon and avocado are satiating and enhance circulation, another key to feeling energized. This meal is also chock-full of protein, vitamins, key minerals, and antioxidants. It’s a perfect balance—a lunch you can look forward to and enjoy while maintaining productivity all afternoon.”

  • ½ cup quartered grape tomatoes (about 16)
  • ¼ cup minced white onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/16 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh jalapeno
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 3 large outer romaine leaves
  • 3 ounces cooked or canned wild salmon
  • Divided¼ of a ripe avocado, diced

In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, onion, garlic, cayenne, cilantro, jalapeno, and lime juice. Toss together and marinate in the fridge for at least 10 minutes. Fill romaine leaves with salmon and top with chilled vegetable mixture, and garnish with avocado. Next, check out these 20 healthy lunch ideas that aren’t salad.

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