3 Healthy Meals to Make During Your Lunch Break

  • You can make a healthy soup or full meal and reheat it at the office. 
  • Since you are assembling the salad yourself, you also control the number of ingredients you want in your salad.
  • The best thing about eating healthy is, it does not have to be complicated.

Working at a regular job makes it difficult for many people to have a healthy lunch. You will find yourself with limited lunch breaks, which means you are ordering in from a fast food joint. Many working people are bound to be obese because of this habit. While you might choose to carry your lunch from home, often, it will get cold before you get a chance to eat it. Salads might wither, and avocados get oxidized.

It beats the whole point of making and packing a healthy lunch. If you are stuck in this loop of unhealthy lunch choices, cold-packed meals, and withered salads, you are not alone. There are many people in the same struggle as you are. You do not have to get stuck in this forever. There are various meals you can easily make on your lunch break and have them fresh and healthy. Here are a couple of ideas.

Carrying your food means you get time to prepare it how you like it and can even count your calories if you need to.

Carry Dinner Leftovers

If your office has limited kitchen space, it will not make sense to carry your ingredients to make your lunch from scratch each day. Many workplaces have an employee time clock which means you will be paid for the hours you work. Spending an hour making your lunch will take a lot out of your workday. The best solution for you would be to carry your dinner leftovers to work. You can make a healthy soup or full meal and reheat it at the office.

Many offices provide their staff with microwaves or tiny stovetops that you can use to heat your food. Carrying your food means you get time to prepare it how you like it and can even count your calories if you need to. There are various healthy recipes online that include wholesome vegan meals and the perfect protein shake you can tuck into at lunch.

Assemble a Salad

The easiest thing to put together during your little lunch break has to be a salad. You can carry your ingredients whole and toss them up together at lunchtime. The good thing with this idea is, in case you plan to use avocados, they will not get oxidized before lunchtime. You can carry them whole then cut them up just before you get started on lunch. You can get your vegetables from a homegrown farm which means you have more control over which chemicals are in the food’s growing. Since you are assembling the salad yourself, you also control the number of ingredients you want in your salad. The salad is an excellent idea for someone who wants a packed lunch but is also on a diet.

There are so many variables for your sandwich, starting from the bread you use to the filling.

Make a Sandwich

Another easy and healthy thing to try is a sandwich. There are so many variables for your sandwich, starting from the bread you use to the filling. You can go with whole wheat bread, vegan bread, or the usual white bread. For your fill, you have the option of having an egg, cheese, lettuce, and anything else you feel works for you.

You can also choose to have the egg boiled, fried, or poached. The world is your oyster when it comes to the different ways you can cook up your egg. Eggs have at least 13 essential vitamins, so rest assured that this is a healthy meal. If your office does not have a toaster, you can still have your bread just the way it is. Your sandwich will still taste the same as long as you get the fillings right. A sandwich is the easiest and fastest meal to make. It will also leave you feeling full for the rest of the day.

Conclusion

As time goes by, people are becoming more conscious of the food they eat. Many life-threatening conditions are caused by the food we eat and the lifestyle we lead. Since most people who work do not have time to go to the gym or exercise often, the best thing is to diet. A good diet will ensure that even with limited movement, one can avoid getting obese or any life-threatening disease.

The best thing about eating healthy is, it does not have to be complicated. Many of the meals are fast and easy to prepare. You can do them on your lunch break and still have time to sit down and enjoy your meal.

Tracie Johnson

Tracie Johnson is a New Jersey native and an alum of Penn State University. She is passionate about writing, reading, and living a healthy lifestyle. She feels happiest when around a campfire surrounded by friends, family, and her Dachshund named Rufus.

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