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Lunch in the Home Office – Our Tips and Tricks
Canteen lunch or a restaurant visit with a colleague aren’t as popular as they used to be since the dawn of remote working and home office setups. Nowadays, we don’t just work and relax from home, but we prepare almost all of our meals at home as well. This demands quite a bit of extra time, which many of our schedules don’t really make room for. The result? Sometimes there’s simply no time for lunch. We’ll explain how you can prepare a healthy and quick lunch as well as some tips on nutritious snacks to get you through the day.
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Regardless of home or regular office, there’s often little time available for tasty lunches in addition to calls, tasks and meetings. Nevertheless, it is absolutely essential to eat nutritious meals and remember to take breaks here and there for the sake of your health and well being. These are important factors for our brain functioning and for us to be able to perform well during working hours. To facilitate optimal functioning and to avoid a midday slump, you should avoid fast foods and high caloric ready made meals. Yes, they are quick to prepare, but their high fat and salt content and simple carbohydrates make them a poor nutritional option with virtually no benefits. We recommend opting for meals with complex carbohydrates, plant based protein sources and healthy fats. Pasta, rice, couscous are easy to prepare and can be paired with frozen vegetables, legumes or tofu to create a delicious meal.
During your lunch break, its important to not only eat well, but to take some time to relax. However, this is easier said than done. Often, trying to prepare a meal in a short amount of time can turn into a very stressful event. We’ll show you how you can save time and have a relaxed lunch break.
Don't feel like cooking at all? Then go for a ready-made meal. Every. has reimagined ready-made meals to create the perfect solution: fresh vegetables, complex carbohydrates, plant based protein and healthy fats. Our bowls, soups and co. are real nutrient bombs, and taste like they were freshly cooked. The perfect solution for a quick yet healthy lunch. All you need to do is prepare them in a pan or microwave and voila!
Instead of going to a grocery store, bakery or canteen, try and stick to your own kitchen. The advantage: if you cook yourself, it's likely to be a healthier meal. The disadvantage: a self-made meal requires more planning and time than a bought snack. In addition, we often lack the inspiration of what to cook, or if we have the inspiration, we lack the right ingredients. To avoid these obstacles, you need to plan accordingly.
To ensure that you’re well prepared and nourished while in your home office, we’ve done some research to find some quick and easy recipe ideas for you. All of these dishes are ready in under 15 minutes and are the perfect lunch solution.
4. Tacos. Made from corn or wheat tortillas, which you can fill with whatever ingredients you like. In case you’re lacking inspiration or don’t feel like chopping ingredients, our Naked Taco Bowl is the perfect alternative.
5. Snacks. For situations in between meals where you are overcome with hunger, you should also prepare some healthy snacks to keep you energised until your next proper meal. Fruit, raw vegetables or nuts are a good alternative to cookies and chocolate. For a more comprehensive overview, check out our article on healthy snacks. Craving chocolate nonetheless? Then try one of our raw cakes. Flourless, free of refined sugar and irresistibly tasty!
In conclusion, our transition to eating from home all the time brings some advantages. If you plan your meals ahead of time and select the right ingredients, you’ll do your body and your schedule a big favour. Because let’s be honest, impulsive supermarket buys when you're hungry are rarely a healthy option.
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