Top Ways to Prep for a Healthy Lunch at Work
Many of my clients tell me that they find it easy to eat healthily when they are at home, but stumble as soon as they are at work. This is all about preparation. Care enough about your health and your body to take time to prepare. It doesn’t take long and it’s a lovely feeling when you go for lunch knowing that your food is going to properly nourish your body-mind. You may even find that you inspire some of your work colleagues to do the same!
So let’s explore together the different things we can prepare:
- Noodle jars: Look for pure brown rice noodles that just need boiling water to soften. The night before, place a serving of the dried noodles in an airtight jar, along with a tablespoon of miso, a tablespoon of freshly grated ginger, one garlic clove grated (optional, depending on the tolerance of your work-colleagues!), a tablespoon of lemon juice and a chopped spring onion. Then close the lid firmly. Take this to work and at lunch-time all you have to do is put a spoon in the jar to help disperse the heat and pour almost-boiling water (so if the jar is glass it doesn’t crack) on top and leave for between three to five minutes, until the noodles have softened. Simply stir and enjoy.
- Salad and sauce: Make an extra large salad (check out this blog post for inspiration: https://www.salenawalker.earth/three-delicious-and-nutritious-salad-suggestions/) in an air-tight container that you can keep in the fridge, so you can prepare enough for a couple of days. Take the salad in one container and the sauce in another, to make sure the leaves don’t go slimy. You can vary the salads by adding different flavours to your sauces.
- Soup in a flask: Again, you can make a big batch of soup and keep this in an airtight container for a couple of days of lunches while also making enough for the whole house to use. You can vary the flavour by adding different herbs and spices. In the morning, heat enough up for your flask (make sure it’s a wide neck food flask) and pour in.
- Chia pudding: You can even prepare a pudding to take with you that can be prepared the night before. You can prepare extra and have some for breakfast as well. My personal favourite is (surprise, surprise!), cacao chia pudding. This is what I make:
Chia Pudding for one
- 2 tablespoon of chia
- 1 tablespoon of coconut sugar / xylitol / erythritol
- 1.5 tablespoon of cacao powder
- 200mls almond mylk
If you would like to share, let me know in the comments below how you prepare for your work lunches. What kind of lunches would you love to take to work?
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