We wanted to share some tips to ensure you are fueling your body at your best! Lunch is one of those missed opportunities for nourishment, especially if you are in a rush- either skipping entirely or opting for drive-thru options with no intention.
Meal prep, and make it fun! Consider trying this Autumn Grain Salad which holds in the fridge well for the week. Add chicken and arugula for a hearty salad, or pack in a bento box. Meal prepping simple staples is helpful as well such as boiled eggs, baked sweet potatoes, or roasted veggies.
Pack or repurpose leftovers. Anything made at home is far more nutritious than takeout, and to make this work cook a few extra servings at dinner time. Consider spending the rest of your lunch break meditating or getting outside to recharge.
Don't cut yourself short. Make sure you have enough food on your plate to avoid dips in blood sugar (accompanied with yawning) at 2pm. Balance is also key, so we encourage to include all food groups: carbohydrates, protein, fat and an abundance of non-starchy vegetables. For guidance on this, chat with your dietitian! Serving sizes are based on your satiety, hunger cues, and energy needs for the day!
Let us help you put your nutrition foundation into practice! Creating healthy habits to honor your body requires ACTION, and we are here to provide you with ideas and inspiration to support your journey.