Do feel like you have 101 things to be doing at once and often skip lunch resulting in you either snacking all day or grabbing something that is not only expensive but often high in fat salt and sugar all of which not are great for our gut and may make us feel sluggish and more worn out.
Why not try the tips below to help maintain a healthy gut and keep you feeling energised and well equipped for your little rascals at the end of your busy working day.
- Cook an extra portion for dinner and have for lunch the next day: Meals such as pasta are also great served cold and make a change from the usual boring sandwich.
- Winter soups and stews: Now that we are coming into Autumn/Winter soups and stews are cheap and easy to make in bulk. If you have a microwave soup can often be a nutritional filler to keep you warm during the winter months. These dishes also tend to provide us with good sources of dietary fibre which helps to keep our digestive system in tip top shape.
- Freeze for another day: You may not fancy leftovers the next day, however why not freeze them in single portions instead of throwing out? This is perfect if your office has a microwave as you can take it out of the freezer in the morning, let it defrost and then heat up at lunch.
- Stop off at a supermarket: If you really have no time to prepare yourself some lunch, avoid going for fast food and go to your local supermarket and pick up a deli salad such as pasta and rice salad and freshly chopped fruit and vegetables which will give you a good nutritional balance without the expense of going to a café.