Ever wonder what do Nutritionists eat for lunch? They are the experts that give us advice on meals and healthy foods. Do they really walk the talk?
Yahoo Health asked 6 nutrition experts that include PhD's, registered dietitians, trainers, consultants, and sports nutritionists to open their lunchboxes. Let's take peek in their lunch box's to find out what they have packed.
Brian St. Pierre, MS, RD, CSCS
Sports Dietition, Nutrition Coach at Precision Nutrition
"This lunch is great because it is easy to make, is really balanced with plenty of protien, quality carbs, fiber, fruits nad veggies, and healthy fats from nuts and avocado. And, maybe most importantly, it tatses great! It keeps me going strong through the afternoon. No afternoon lulls here!"
Brian's Lunch Box:
- 1 Ezekiel English Muffin
- 1/4 of an Avocado
- Some Dijon Mustard
- 1 Chicken Breast
- 10 Baby Carrots with a little Hummus
- 1 Gourmet Cucumber sliced and lightly saletd
- 1/2 oz. mixed nuts or Almonds
- 1 Apple
- 2 glasses of Water
Keri Glassman, MS, RD
Founder of Nutritious Life and The Nutrition School
"My brown bag lunch is usually a leftover-what-is-in-the-fridge sort of thing."
Keri's Lunch Box:
- Chopped Romaine or Spinich
- 5 oz. Lean protien
- 1/4 of an Avocado
- Serving of Cooked/Raw mixed Vegetables
- 1 Tablespoon of Nuts or Seeds
- Drizzle of Olive oil
- Squeeze of Lemon
- Dash of Sea salt and balck pepper
Mike Roussell, PHD
"This sandwich is packed with a convenient protien (tuna has a long shelf-life) plus calcium and probiotics from the kefir and fiber from the Toufayan pockets. And spinach is just the greatest vegetable - I put it in everything."
Mike's Lunch Box:
- 8 oz. Plain Kefir
- 1 can of chunky Lite Tuna fish
- 1/4 cup of fresh chopped Parsley
- 1 Tablespoon of Cold-pressed extra virgin Olive oil
- 1/4 cup of Red Onion
- Sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
- 2 handfuls of baby Spinach
- 2 Whole wheat Toufayan pockets
Brooke R. Alpert, MS, RD, CDN
Founder of B Nutritious
"I love this lunch, for some reason I never get sick of eggs, which is great because theyt are [the] perfect portion of protien for me. Paired with the mixed greens to add fiber, this lunch is super filing without any hassel!"
Brooke's Lunch Box:
- 2 cups mixed greens with fresh herbs
- 1/2 of an Avocado
- 2 Egss hard-boiled or poached
- Apple Cider vinegar and Olive oil
- Good quality Sea salt or flavored salt (to taste)
- 1 bowl of mini Chia pudding
Sports Nutrionist, Author of Diet Cults
"I work and eat lunch at home. My typical lunch is dinner leftovers. Not only is it convenient, but dinner foods tend to be more varied and vegetable-rich than traditional lunch fare such as sandwiches."
Matt's Lunch Box:
- Bison Meat balls
- Curried cauliflower
- a galss of Vegetable juice (Spicy hot V8)
- a piece of fruit
- a square of dark choclate
Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN
Nutrition Expert and Author of The Greek Yogurt Kitchen
"PB&J: This is my favorite lunch that I can put together in minutes and has plenty of protien."
Toby's Lunch Box:
- 2 slices seedless Rye bread
- 2 Tablespoon creamy natural Peanut Butter
- 2 teaspoons Balckberry Jam
- 1 medium Pear
- 1 ounce of Vosges black salt Caramel Bar
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