Whether at work, at university, or at school – you spend most of the day away from home. Eating a balanced diet is a bit of a challenge, especially when you’re out and about. That’s why we present three tips for a lunch box that you can carry healthy and tasty through the working day.
1. Gathering the right foods
Prepare a lunch box the evening before. Use the food pyramid as a guide when choosing your food. Sandwiches and raw vegetables such as fruit and vegetable sticks as well as whole-grain biscuits and nuts are ideal for the lunch box. If you have a cooling option, pasta and rice salads, as well as healthy fish and meats are also suitable. Homemade food is much healthier and cheaper than ready-made meals and also than most canteen meals.
2. Pre-cooked or raw
Pre-cooked food can be frozen in small portions and quickly thawed in the microwave but tastes just as good cold. So whether it’s the leftovers from the day before, meat or fish, salads, cheese, fruit and vegetables, tofu, nuts or pulses – all of this is ideal for your lunch box, can be quickly and easily prepared or prepared and safely in aluminum containers, stacking boxes and transport jars.
3. Provide variety and variety
The big opponent of enjoyment is boredom. Eating the same food every day is neither particularly exciting nor healthy and balanced. So make sure you have some variety in your lunch box. Step 1: Make a meal plan and think about how you want to fill your box in the next few days. Step 2: Go shopping with an extra list for the lunch box and also use the leftovers from the last meal. Step 3: Get started and put together your very own healthy lunch box variant.
As an extra tip:
Make sure you drink around 1.5 to 2 liters of fluids per day and keep yourself fit with several short breaks in movement. Whether a few steps through the office or a lap around the block during your lunch break – keep moving.