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Source: Michelle Gonzalez / HelloBeautiful

Whether you’re in corporate America, a busy mom, a full time student (who also works full time), a budding entrepreneur or a combination of all the above, we’re just going to assume we have one thing in common–we’re busy! Multitasking is our super power and being the boss is our favorite quality. Unfortunately, while we may be running things in both the office and in our households, the real question is: are we running things when it comes to our health?

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We know that being the fittest and fiercest version of yourself was on your 2015 vision board, so we wanted to drop by during both National Nutrition Month and Women’s History Month and say March this way beauties and challenge you to a month of Fit Girl fast food.

We partnered with Packit (the RADdest portable cooler you’ll ever see) and Blue Diamond Almond Breeze (the Queen of milk alternatives) and we will be checking in with you every Tuesday for the next four weeks (starting this Tuesday March 24th). During these check-ins, we’ll be showing you how packing a healthy smoothie for breakfast and a fabulous lunch can be not only nutritious, but delicious.

We will post our healthy grub for the week right here on HelloBeautiful, on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Then all you have to do to win the prize pack is:

1. Try one of the meal preps that we post

2. Snap a picture and post it to your social media

3. Tag your post with the #HealthyBeauties hashtag, @HelloBeautiful

4. Drop the link to your contest Instagram/Twitter entry in the form below and fill out the rest, and…

You’re automatically entered in a chance to win both a Packit Bag Uptown Bag and a sample of four different Blue Diamond Almond Breeze milks!

Here’s the recipes we challenge you to make for lunch this week!

Thai Salmon Collard Green Wraps Source: Robbie Ann Darby / http://www.RADexperience.com/caption

Lunch On Fleek: Thai Salmon Collard Green Wraps

If you only eat collard greens cooked with ham hocks and hot sauce, then you’re missing out ladies. These sturdy leafy greens are not only packed with vitamin E, they’re also loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and protein. So when you invite salmon to the party (which P.S. has all those same power nutrients too) the flavor is out of this world. Skip the tortilla this time and let’s make wraps with collard greens.

Easy Thai Peanut Sauce

Make this first, so the ingredients can sit and mingle for a bit.

Ingredients:

2 Tablespoon peanut butter (I use chunky since I’m nuts…ha pun intended)

1 1/2 teaspoons of soy sauce (low sodium please)

2 tablespoons of water

1 drop of hot sauce (that makes it mild, add another drop if you like it hot)

Directions:

Mix all the above together. Easy peasy.

Thai Salmon Collard Green Wraps

Ingredients:

2 large collard green leaves

4 oz of cooked salmon (you can bake it the night before)

2 oz of sliced carrots

2 oz of sliced cucumbers

2 oz of sliced red peppers

Directions:

This will literally take you 5 mins beauties. Cut the stems off of the two collard green leaves – now you will have four halves. Layer two of them slightly over each other, spread half of your peanut sauce along the bottom and then layer half of the remaining ingredients in this order: cucumber, salmon, carrots and peppers (it helps it roll up nicely).

Repeat with the other two collard green halves and wrap both in plastic wrap (so they don’t roll out on you ha). See – told you it was easy. Have a handful of grapes as dessert and call it lunch!

Peanut Butter Jelly Smoothie Source: Robbie Ann Darby / http://www.RADexperience.com/caption

RAD Smoothie: Peanut Butter Jelly Time

Turn your favorite childhood sandwich into a protein packed post workout smoothie. It’s peanut butter jelly time!

Ingredients:

1 cup of Original Blue Diamond Almond Breeze

1 Tablespoon of peanut butter (chunky again for me)

3/4 cup of frozen strawberries (you can use fresh too, but the frozen ones will make your smoothie thicker)

4 oz plain nonfat Greek yogurt

1 scoop soy protein powder (optional…there’s already tons of protein in here so feel free to skip it or up the ante and add it)

Directions:

Blend all the above until smooth and enjoy!

Can we count on you to pack your lunch at least once for four weeks?!

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