Planning the healthy lunchbox a week ahead can feel unmanageable. But if a bit of planning can keep you blood sugar level in balance, help you stay concentrated and give you more energy, then what´s to lose 🙂
I used to be terrible a planning my food through out the day. I would rush out the door and a few hours later realize that I would have to eat at some point. Most days that would mean hurrying to a café and eat whatever seemed the quickest on the menu or worse, just take a coffee and a snack at my desk.
Recovering from my burn-out I have learnt the importance of nutrition. How important it is to have a good balanced diet with as little processed food as possible and with lots of greens. Now that i´m back working I know how important it is to not only plan my work and my hours with appropriate rest, but also to plan my meals throughout the day, so I keep my blood sugar in balance and help me stay concentrated though out the day. Now I´m better at planning the healthy lunchbox 🙂
Take a bit of time, probably 2 hours, one day a week. Prepare, cook and/or bake a few things to keep in the fridge either at home or at work. From there it´s easy to assemble healthy and delicious meals. You might be thinking that 2 hours a week in preparation is a lot! But I promise you it´s worth it in the long run . It helps me tremendously. With a little preparation I can make myself a lunch that not only keep me on my feet all day, but it also tastes much better than take-away food.
Here´s a few ideas for your preparations.
Choose a few base ingredients and make variation with the topping;
- Cut cabbage of any color keep them in a jar in the fridge
- pomegranate separate the seeds and put them in a jar in the fridge.
- Peel them and keep them in a jar with water, then they stay fresh
- Make a great dressing
- Bake som lunch buns I often make paleo bread in muffin shape and I use a premix from Kungsörnen
- Prepare a humus – find a great recipe for beetroot humus here
- Cook some eggs
- Make some quinoa and veg patties if you have left over quinoa.
- Make sure you have tomatoes and cucumber, avocado, cheese and maybe some smoked salmon or other meat at home.
If you have some things prepared they will last in the fridge for about 5 days, which means you always have food to combine for lunch.
I hope this was any inspiration for you. Bon appetite 🙂
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