If you’re always eating out for lunch while at work, this could be one thing that’s really hindering you from seeing the weight loss success that you desire. Eating out in restaurants is quite possibly the most devastating that you can do as far as your diet is concerned because it’s what will quickly cause you to consume far more calories than you should be.
Preparing your own healthy lunch doesn’t have to take hours and hours though as long as you know which foods to pick and have some great recipe ideas in mind.
Let’s get you started off on the right foot by outlining just a few smart ideas you should consider.
Egg Spinach Salad
Next, toss together with some spinach leaves, some sliced apple, a tablespoon or so of walnut pieces, green onion, cherry tomatoes, and then drizzle with your favorite dressing. If using one that contains fats, make sure it’s olive oil based, not cream based otherwise select a low fat or fat free variety.
Place in a Tupperware contain and you’ll be all set.
The night before while making dinner, chop up a few larger pieces of vegetables – peppers, onions, and mushrooms, and place them in a container to marinate in low-calorie dressing overnight along with your shrimp.
Then when you wake up in the morning, simply stab the skewers with the vegetables and place under the broiler, turning every few minutes as you prepare your child’s lunch or get your things ready to head off to work.
Once finished, place in a Tupperware container, either on the skewer or off depending on the size, and cover with a lid. You can easily reheat this when you get to work or eat it cold instead.
Pitas are easily one of the smartest options to choose for your lunch meal because of the fact that they’ll hold so many vegetables, helping you boost up your intake. Stuff your chicken pita with spinach leaves or shredded cabbage for the most nutritional density and then add in some sliced sugar peas, carrots, bean sprouts or alfalfa sprouts.
Drizzle with some olive oil based Italian dressing for healthy fat and you’ll have a delicious meal that provides all three major macronutrients.
So there you have some great, highly nutritious and tasty, lunchtime options to prepare yourself on those busy mornings when you need to get out the door but don’t want to sacrifice your diet that day with a meal out. Be as prepared as possible the night before and making a healthy lunch will take mere minutes during the morning.