My Winter Lunchbox
If you are looking for inspiration for a healthy lunch to take to work, then here it is!
Do you feel unsatisfied after a meal, reach for the sugar to get you through that 3pm slump or sift through the pantry once the kids are in bed? Feeling unsatisfied after a meal means you are more likely to build a habit of unnecessary snacking, often including sugary foods.
Having a well-stocked pantry is key to making the healthy choice an easy choice, saving you time and money. There are plenty of “health-foods” out there, but you don’t need to invest in the latest fad or trend to keep on top of things.
Lentils are a great source of soluble fibre, making them beneficial for lowering cholesterol and preventing heart disease. They also pack a mighty protein punch and are high in folate, manganese, iron and phosphorus. They are an easy, cost-effective way to bulk out meals and they soak up any flavours you put them with.
Sadly, you can’t out run a bad diet. The food we eat provides the fuel our bodies need for training, competing and recovering and whether you are an athlete or recreational exerciser, it is important to effectively maintain your energy levels to make sure your body is able to function properly.