When it comes to choosing healthy options when you are in work mode in the middle of a busy day, it can be a challenge. Perhaps you are lucky enough to work next to a cafe that sells wholesome options, but more often than not we can tend to be surrounded by fast food places.
Even though it may seem time-consuming and an extra task to do each day, packing your lunch every day can not only save you lots of money, but it can also mean a lot fewer calories and a longer and healthier life if you pack solid options.
When it comes to packing your healthy lunch it doesn’t have to be something that is overwhelmingly complicated or time-consuming. In fact, many people make all of their lunches on Sundays and “meal-prep” for their entire week. This way you can just reach in the fridge and have a healthy fresh meal ready to go. Here are some ideas for easy work lunches that require very little preparation but promise lots of nutrition.
Sandwiches are one the best inventions for the lazy yet health conscious. You’d be amazed at just how many nutrients you can squeeze between two pieces of bread. Firstly, consider opting for a whole grain bread. You can try other options like gluten free or spelt.
Try to go light on the mayonnaise or use only mustard. Make sure that your sandwich has lots of protein on it and plenty of vegetables. Good choices for sandwiches include lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, and sprouts.
Perhaps you’ve seen the infamous mason jar salad on Pinterest. This is one of the easiest and best ways to store your salad for the day since it won’t get soggy or lose its freshness under the seal of the jar.
Make sure that you throw it as many things as you like as long as they come from the earth and not out of a box.
By packing your dressing separately you will avoid any mushy lettuce or disappointing flavors. Try a light DIY dressing with a little bit of extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and a dash of honey. This low-calorie option tastes great and is really easy to create.
Vegetable Or Chicken Stir Fry
If you take a look online you can find all sorts of varieties of low-calorie vegetable stir fries. Try choosing one with all natural ingredients and a lean meat or completely vegetarian.
Instead of using a heavy cooking oil, opt for something like coconut oil which not only packs fewer calories but adds a unique and delicious flavor to your creation.