Dump The Junk! 6 Healthy Lunch Ideas To Take To Work
It’s not always easy to know what to have for lunch each day, especially when you’re at work. If the company you work for has a restaurant or you work right next to a bunch of food places, it can be tempting to eat out every day. Not only can that be expensive, but it might be stopping you from making healthy choices.
When you’re diet is full of rich or fatty foods, you can often suffer from poor digestion (tips on how to get better gut health can be found here – http://www.mscareergirl.com/2016/11/15/five-steps-for-better-gut-health/). So, to stop yourself from eating junk at work (and yes, that does include any snacks that are sometimes shared around the office) or going out to lunch, take a look at these healthy lunch ideas that are all easy to prepare, affordable and delicious.
Last Night’s Leftovers
If you’re preparing a nice meal in the evening, why not think to make extra? That way you can save a portion and take it to work as your lunch for the next day. Not only does this mean that there is less work for you to do in the morning, but it also means that you don’t have to prep a separate lunch meal that evening either.
Wraps & Pitas
Sandwiches are such a traditional lunch choice, but the heavy bread that comes with them isn’t that great for you. It often leads to that awful afternoon slump. So why not use a wholemeal wrap or pitta instead? Either are a better choice for you nutritionally, just choose your filling, fill it and go! You could even decide to do a lettuce wrap or make pittas with dips if you fancy something a bit fun and different. Plus, all of these options are super easy to prepare.
Salads are always a solid lunch choice if you want to focus on nourishing your body and avoiding afternoon tiredness. Some say they’re boring and not filling enough to get you through your day. But they just don’t know how – https://uk.pinterest.com/explore/healthy-salad-recipes/). You can create so many cool combinations, with or without a protein source.
Fruit, Nuts & Yogurt
If you’ve got a major sweet tooth, you can still get your fix without opting for chocolate, crisps or cakes. Fruit, nuts, and yogurt are a perfect choice. Not only will you be getting in some high nutritional points, but the incredible blends that you can come up with taste amazing too. You can even add in whole grains, granola or quinoa as a carb source to make them more filling.
Smoothies & Shakes
These are a common breakfast choice, but if you have a hearty meal in the morning, there’s no reason that a smoothie or shake can’t make an excellent lunchtime choice. You can blend the ingredients you love the most, add in healthy fats and even a scoop of protein or two. You can find a wealth of information, including helpful reviews like these www.topratedweightlossshakes.com/4-helpful-shakeology-reviews/ and recipes, online to help you out
Soups Glorious Soups
In winter, we sometimes want a lunchtime meal that’s a bit warmer and full of flavor. So, soups are an ideal choice. You can make them in huge batches and create any recipe that takes your fancy. Pack them full of grains or veggies too to make them something special.