Are you someone who ends up heading to the nearby sandwich shop, or getting take out instead instead of packing your own lunch?
If you’re on a mission to eat healthier, bringing your lunch from home is a must, and you’ll save money too, which is an added benefit!
However, sometimes coming up with healthy lunch ideas isn’t easy. But after today, you’re not going to have any excuse ;-)
Today’s challenge is to pack a healthy lunch
So, what does a healthy lunch look like?
Try to include something from each of these categories:
Carbohydrates – wholegrain bread, pita, or tortilla, cold cooked pasta, brown rice, or couscous (possibly from last nights dinner), baked potato, or cold potato salad.
Lean protein – low fat cheese and ham, turkey, chicken, or beef, tuna and sweetcorn, egg and onion, chickpea and chicken salad, mixed bean salad.
Fresh vegetables – include raw veggies, such as tomatoes, carrots, or broccoli; a flask of homemade vegetable, lentil or bean soup; or leftover cooked veggies from the night before.
Dairy – natural yoghurt, fromage frais, or a small piece of cheddar cheese.
What do you pack in your lunchbox?