"On long days, I look forward to a dense dark rye bread topped with almond butter and 100 percent fruit spread," said Maya Feller, MS, RD, CDN, author of The Southern Comfort Food Diabetes Cookbook. She usually pairs it with an apple and sliced veggies. "This choice is easy to make, and in my house, mornings are always full of making lunches for everyone else!" Maya explained. "The combination of the fiber-rich dark rye bread paired with almond butter is a good source of plant-based protein and makes for a satiating lunch that travels well."
Similarly, dietitian Jodi Greebel, MS, recommended spreading almond butter or sun butter on multigrain bread, slicing a banana on top, then drizzling both with honey. "This lunch is easy to make in a pinch, is packed with fiber, minerals, and healthy fat, and it doesn't need to be refrigerated — a major plus in some offices," she said.