How to Pack a Healthy Lunch For at Work

Healthy Lunch Recipes

Packing a healthy lunch for work can be hard to do sometimes, especially if you are not a morning person. But some of the best healthy lunches are the easiest to prepare. There are just a number of simple rules everyone needs to remember when packing their lunch in the morning:

  • Grab healthy foods to munch on as snacks in between lunch and clocking out for the day.
  • Avoid processed foods. They may be packaged nicely and easy to carry around, but they are full of sugar and sodium.
  • Drink more 100 percent juice while at work or water. Skip all carbonated drinks.
  • According to The Learning Channel, it is best to place everything in separate baggies to keep the food aromas and tastes from mixing. You don’t want everything tasting and smelling like the orange you packed.

    How to Pack a Healthy Lunch For at Work

    There are a number of healthy lunch ideas that can be packed easily, such as whole wheat pita pockets with hummus, cucumber and grape tomato slices.

Healthy Lunch Ideas for Work

Experts say the healthiest packed lunches include some kind of lean or low-fat protein, along with some carbohydrates, to keep your body fueled up throughout the day. They also suggest eating a combination of protein, fiber from whole grains and beans and a fruit for the most nutritious healthy lunch you can pack.

Always think ahead to the next day as well. It is best to bring some leftovers for lunch. It can be easy to pack, easy to reheat at the office and the sizes can be portioned controlled before you leave your house for work in the morning.

Healthy Work Lunch Ideas: Mix & Match

Let’s say you are at the grocery store and you can’t figure out what to buy for your week’s worth of lunches coming up. It is best to try and think about foods that can be used on a number of recipes, such as grilled chicken and baby carrots. The grilled chicken can be prepared in advance and added to a salad or it can be cut up and stuffed inside a whole wheat pita pocket. As for the baby carrots, they can used as a snack to munch on, can be tossed in salad or dipped in a low-fat dip as part of your lunch.

Healthy Lunch Foods for Your Lunch Box

The following are a number of cheap lunch options from WebMD, under $10 for each meal, which are going to keep you satisfied during the work day and keep your weight from going up:

  • Whole wheat tortilla wrap of hummus, lettuce, sliced tomatoes, feta cheese and black olives, plus a carton of fat-free vanilla yogurt with berries.
  • Whole wheat pita stuffed with vegetarian refried beans, salsa, lettuce and shredded cheddar cheese.
  • A green salad with canned chunk light tuna, baby carrots, red pepper slices, grape tomatoes and dried cranberries topped with balsamic vinaigrette with a cup of low fat chocolate milk to drink.
  • A peanut butter and banana sandwich on whole wheat bread, an apple and greek yogurt.
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