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Making sure you have a healthy meal at lunchtime is very important for maintaining a healthy diet. Having a lunch that is balanced and rich in macronutrients is crucial towards making sure you have enough energy for the rest of the day.
One way to make your life easier and less stressful is to meal prep. During your days off, boil eggs, roast chicken, prepare salad dressing, and have vegetables washed and prepped. By doing this, putting healthy meals together will be easy and pain-free.
“It may seem obvious, but choose foods that you enjoy!” adds Natalie. “Cooking foods that you enjoy will make your diet much easier to stick with. Also, listen to your body – don’t pick foods you know your body doesn’t tolerate well.”
Now that you understand the virtues of meal prepping, the question becomes, “what should I eat?” As a good rule of thumb, you want to make sure that at least half of your meal is vegetables. In addition, be sure to have a healthy source of carbohydrates, a high-quality source of protein, and some healthy fats.
IDEAS FOR HEALTHY PROTEINS
IDEAS FOR HEALTHY FATS
IDEAS FOR HEALTHY CARBOHYDRATES
WALNUT KALE SALAD
In the salad pictured above, Natalie included the following: