You're at an all day work meeting or in training and they provide lunch. Not all of it will be healthy. What do you do? You throw healthy snacks and fruit in your work bag. At lunch eat only healthy protein in the supplied lunch and supplement with your fruit etc. Everyone wins!
It gets more tricky if this meeting/ training is out of town but scout out your location. There may be a store nearby where you can pick up some fruit, energy bars, water etc. It will help you stay on track with your diet and your budget! Hotel food and eating out adds up in $ and pounds.
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My favorite take-to-work lunch is a sandwich on a "sandwich thin" (high fiber and 100 cals, Arnold's select, I think), a serving of lean lunch meat, lettuce, tomato, onion and no mayo. Add an apple and banana for a satisfying lunch.4
Found out my BP was running high so am watching fats and salt. The tomato replaces the moisture lost by leaving off the mayo, and the onion and tomato adds flavor.
I add more vegetables to my diet by buying more frozen veggies, especially the stir fry ones, which happen to be 0.88 cents a bag at my local grocery store. Makes a great option for work lunches and only take about 4 minutes to cook!
This week I went through a favorite cookbook, pulled out 5 recipes that look interesting, and purchased all of the ingredients I need when I did my grocery shopping. I have healthy, easy meals planned all week!
I also prepare a couple of work lunches at a time, so I don't have to deal with it every single night. It takes just an extra minute to make 2 at a time, and I save so much time the next night.
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