Updated: Mar 19
Do you struggle with what to eat at midday? With so many options to choose from and so little time to decide, it can be hard to make healthy choices. Here are a few tidbits and tips to keep in mind.
We all know processed food should be eaten minimally but we also know that it’s all around us and it’s easy and convenient. But did you know that one of the reasons why we want to eat less is that processed foods are virtually void of nutrients so in order for you to digest them, your body must pull nutrients from its reserves to do so? So it’s not just that the products are mainly unhealthy, empty calories, they actually rob your body of nutrients it already had!
Do you get home after work or school and fall back on frozen food instead of cooking? Well, you can choose to make yourself dinner and make leftovers to bring with you for lunch the next day. It’s a two for one! So why not consider a cooking challenge as part of taking back your lunch? If you have family, roommates or kids who share your kitchen, plan a night where you’ll all work together to assemble a group meal (from real food ingredients of course). Make sure to plan for leftovers! If you’ve got your kitchen to yourself, turn on some music, maybe pour a glass of organic red wine (for the antioxidants!) and enjoy cooking yourself a nourishing meal.
On a day when leftovers are not in your bag, make sure your lunch includes some vegetables! Not a pickle on the side of your burger or salsa on your burrito but actual vegetables like seasonal asparagus instead of fries, a vegetable bowl instead of pasta. If your food is provided at work or at school, go for the salad and vegetables first so that they fill half of your plate. Avoid the donuts!