Making your own lunches is a great way to work toward a healthier lifestyle, and preparing them ahead of time can save you a lot of time. Here are three tips to help you make your lunch prep easier!
- Keep it simple.
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be complicated, especially when it comes to your lunches. Keeping things simple will save you a lot of time and effort! Choose real, healthy foods including lean protein, complex carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables, and healthy fats, and prepare them in simple ways that won’t require much work when it’s time to eat. The easier you make your healthy choices, the easier you’ll find it to stay on-track!
- Think ahead.
While you can prepare your lunch for the next day every single night, it’s a lot easier to get a few meals prepared at the beginning of the week. For example, rather than grilling one chicken breast, put a few on the grill. It won’t take you much extra time, and then you’ll have enough grilled chicken for multiple lunches. And since grilled chicken is a versatile ingredient, you can use it in different ways every day to keep your lunches interesting. This leads us to our third and final tip…
- Change things up.
Eating the same thing for every single lunch may seem easy, but it’s not very exciting! Becoming bored with what you’re eating for lunch every day makes it more difficult to resist the temptations of fast-food or vending machines, so it’s much easier to stay on-track with healthy eating when you build variety into your meal plan.
For example, let’s take another look at the grilled chicken from our second tip. Rather than eating plain grilled chicken every day, you can try mixing things up. One day, you could make a grilled chicken sandwich on whole-grain bread. The next, you might enjoy chicken tacos or a grilled chicken salad. By changing things up, you’ll be more excited about eating your homemade lunch every day!
We hope you’ll use these tips to make your lunch prep a little easier. For more tips for transforming your life physically, subscribe to the blog and check out our Facebook page!