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Posted on: Aug 16, 2018

Healthy Lunch Ideas for Work: What Should You Pack?

Even the best of us cannot survive a workday on coffee and snacks alone. A balanced midday meal will help keep your energy levels up and your concentration solid. A healthy lunch is also a great opportunity for you to rest your brain to ensure that you will remain effective for the rest of your work day.

You might ask yourself this question a lot: what can I pack for lunch that’s healthy? Of course you will want to have a delicious and healthy work lunch. We all have the best of intentions, but with busy daily schedules, we often end up grabbing pre-packaged food from the supermarket. You need to remember that these pre-packaged foods, though convenient, tend to be in high in fat, salt and sugar that don’t necessarily meet your nutritional needs.

To get some inspiration on healthy lunch ideas, you firstly need to know what a healthy lunch should consist of:

  • Protein: Protein will help keep you satisfied longer, so it is important to include at least one kind of protein in your lunch. Choose lean meats such as chicken breast or salmon. Hard-boiled eggs and tofu are good choices of protein too.
  • Complex Carbs: Carbohydrates provide the body with glucose, which is converted to energy to support bodily functions and physical activities. Carbohydrates can be found in both healthy and unhealthy foods, so be careful to choose the right type of carbohydrates when grocery shopping. Whole-grains, sweet potatoes, and brown rice are all good sources of carbohydrates.
  • Healthy Fats: Good fats include monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which will help your body synthesize fat-soluble vitamins. Healthy fats come mainly from vegetables, nuts, seeds, and fish.
  • Fruits and Vegetables: They are naturally good and contain vitamins and minerals that can help you stay healthy. Fruits and vegetables can also help protect against some diseases. Make sure a good portion of fruits and vegetables are included in your work lunches.
  • Water: Water is an important part of all body functions and processes, including digestion and elimination. Make sure you’re staying hydrated! Many health officials will recommend that you drink eight 8 oz. glasses of water per day.
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So, when you’re brainstorming about healthy lunch ideas, the best way to ensure that all of the above components are included in your work lunch is to pack your own! Struggling with healthy lunch ideas? Don’t worry. Delish has shared a variety of healthy lunch ideas that are quick and easy to prepare.

Choosing the correct type of lunchbox to pack your food is also important. On an unprotected lunchbox surface, microbes can double in number every twenty minutes, causing stains and odors on your lunchbox and accelerating product degradation. More and more customers are looking for lunchboxes with antimicrobial protection. Adamo has introduced its new line of Sanaliving lunchboxes. This modular lunchbox is easy to transport, can be safely used in the microwave or dishwasher, and is protected from the negative effects of bacteria by up to 99.9%.

Last but not least, don’t forget to carry your lunch in a Microban treated lunch bag. Microban’s antimicrobial technology is infused into Arctic Zone’s soft-sided cooler which will work 24/7 to inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew that can cause stains, odors and product deterioration. Also, it will keep your food cold and fresh until the time you are ready to enjoying your well balanced and healthy lunch!