Power Lunches to Maximize your Energy:
5 Zing-Approved Lunch Ideas to Power Your Day

Your daily lunch needs great nutrition to keep your day powered with a steady stream of energy. Zing was founded by Registered Dietitians, who believe that three all-important macronutrients make up the cornerstone of all healthy diets and power-giving lunches: protein, good fats, and good carbs. Protein boosts metabolism, builds muscle, and supplies the nutrients for tissue repair and maintenance. Unsaturated fats—or “good” fats—fight inflammation and support cellular function. Finally, unrefined carbohydrates found in fruits, vegetables, and legumes—or “good” carbs—are digested into glucose at the perfect pace to provide an even, measured supply of energy to your system.

These three macros, which make up the Zing Vitality Triangle, form the backbone of any lunch that is going to truly POWER the rest of your day. So, how does that look on the plate? In the lunchbox? At the counter? Out of the tupperware? We’re breaking down 5 Zing-approved “power lunches,” including their ingredients and nutritional benefits, to illustrate what our Vitality Triangle can look like from meal to meal. You might be surprised by how much crossover you notice!



Salmon Lettuce Wrap with high fiber crackers, like Mary’s Gone Crackers or Ak Mak

Salmon wrap

Main Ingredients

smoked salmon, grapeseed mayo, romaine lettuce, sliced tomatoes, roasted peppers, crackers

Power Profile

PROTEIN: Salmon
GOOD FATS: Omega-3 fatty acids and unsaturated fats from salmon and grapeseed mayo
GOOD CARBS: Vegetables and crackers


Lentil Soup with a side of whole wheat bread or gluten-free bread

Lentil Soup

Main Ingredients

lentils, crushed tomatoes, spinach, cucumber, olive oil, pasture-raised full-fat yogurt

Power Profile

PROTEIN: Plant protein from lentils & yogurt
GOOD FATS: Omega-3 fatty acids from yogurt and olive oil
GOOD CARBS: Vegetables & bread

Tuna Salad Sandwich

Tuna Salad Sandwhich

Main Ingredients

tuna, grapeseed mayo, spinach, sliced tomatoes, whole wheat/multigrain bread

Power Profile

PROTEIN: Animal (complete) protein from tuna
GOOD FATS: Omega-3 fatty acids and unsaturated fats from tuna & grapeseed mayo
GOOD CARBS: Vegetables and high-fiber, multigrain

Bison Chili

Bison Chili

Main Ingredients

ground bison, diced onions and peppers, tomatoes, kidney beans, and sour cream or Greek yogurt

Power Profile

PROTEIN: Bison and kidney beans
GOOD FATS: Omega-3 fatty acids from bison
GOOD CARBS: Vegetables and kidney beans

Cobb Salad

Cobb Salad

Main Ingredients

mixed greens, hard-boiled eggs, nitrite-free turkey, feta cheese, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, olive oil, and vinegar dressing

Power Profile

PROTEIN: Eggs, turkey, feta cheese
GOOD FATS: Unsaturated fats from eggs and olive oil
GOOD CARBS: Vegetables and leafy greens





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