Alright, it’s probably safe to say that everyone has their own hectic schedule. It could involve school everyday, a full time job, or multiple jobs for that matter. It’s so crucial that throughout the chaos, you stay on top of your nutrition, and feed yourself. No, it’s not easy to always meal prep or cook ahead of time, which then leads to constantly stopping on the way home or grabbing something quick. As a small silver lining, we are here to help you work your way into some better habits/routines.
Yes, yes I know they aren’t everyone’s first choice, but you can throw anything over some lettuce and call it a salad. Meat, fish, or a plethora of colorful veggies and a quick drizzle of your favorite dressing and you’re set for a filling bite! Check here for some killer mason jar salad recipes.
With modern technology, soups are easy to make at home, whether it’s homemade in a processor, or in the microwave, it’s easy to store and easy to prepare in a moment’s notice.
Spice up a sandwich routine with a fun wrap, you can throw in pre-made chicken, even some fish, or a veggie option that is beyond filling. Pro tip: Add hummus for a creamy, healthy twist.
What you bring with your main meal is just as important. Load up your lunchbox with some produce (apples, orange, banana, carrots, broccoli, etc.) to munch on and fill you up quicker. If you’re a crunchy salty fan, opt for some Skinny Pop, veggie straws, or even some pretzels. There’s options for all tastes.
The most underrated form of lunch is a portion of your dinner from the night before. It’s easy to make a double portion of your dinner, and immediately box it for the next day. It takes the preparation out of your next day, and then it’s a quick re-heat.
In order to keep up your absolute best nutrition, it’s so important to organize yourself to proper meals throughout the day. Although lunch might be in the middle of the day, when you might be your busiest, there are ways to stay on top of it and have that mid-day boost. There are thousands of options that cater to every taste and diet, it just requires the time to plan!