Planning for a healthy breakfast and dinner seems easy for me; it’s lunch that tends to give me trouble. I’m usually busy working, running errands, or doing things around the house, and I really don’t want to stop and make something for lunch. This usually results in me snacking on chips, possibly a banana, or whatever I can easily grab, which is not very healthy. I’ve found that if I don’t plan ahead for lunch, I eat something unhealthy. Occasionally I plan ahead, and that’s when I eat amazing, healthy lunches. Here’s what I do.
On Sunday night I make two different items. One is usually some type of kale or pasta salad that will last a while in the fridge, and the other is some type of energy bar or high fiber muffins. As I go throughout my week, I now have a healthy salad and quick energy bars to grab each day at lunch time. By the end of the week, I’ve had my fill of those flavors, so that Sunday night I’ll make a different salad and energy food item.
I have to admit, I’m not always perfect, and some weeks I end up munching on whatever’s around, but I certainly eat better on the weeks when I plan ahead. Maybe this little trick will help you eat better lunches.