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Packing a Nutritious Lunchbox: A Recipe for Success!

Packing a Nutritious Lunchbox: A Recipe for Success!

by Amy Holmes | 5th Sep 2023

In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, lunch is often overlooked, resulting in the familiar ham and cheese sandwich or bland salad making an appearance on more than one occasion.

However, lunch can significantly impact our energy levels, productivity and overall well-being and should not take a backseat!

As we prepare for the back-to-school season, now is the perfect opportunity to establish a solid routine and get creative with packing a healthy and satisfying lunch box! Here are some simple tips to follow:

Balance is Key

A healthy lunchbox should comprise a balance of the essential food groups to provide a variety of nutrients. Aim to include:

a. Protein: Protein is vital for muscle repair and overall health. Include lean proteins like chicken, tofu, beans etc.

b. Whole Grains: Whole grains like quinoa, brown rice, or whole-grain bread provide sustained energy and essential fibre.

c. Fruits and Vegetables: Rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Include a mix of fresh, raw, and cooked veggies, as well as a serving of fruit!

d. Healthy Fats: Incorporate sources of unsaturated fats such as nuts, seeds, avocado, or olive oil for heart and brain health.

Portion Control

Remember that portion sizes matter. Use containers or bento boxes to help control portions. A well-proportioned lunchbox will prevent overeating and ensure you get a balanced meal.

Refer to the HSE healthy eating guidelines for accurate suggested serving sizes! 

Add Colour and Variety

Eating a rainbow of colours not only looks appealing but also ensures a wide range of nutrients are being met. Try to incorporate different vegetables and fruits regularly to keep your lunchbox exciting and nutritious.

Don't Forget Hydration

Pack a reusable water bottle with your lunch. Staying hydrated is crucial for overall health and productivity. See more about the importance of staying hydrated in our previous blog post.

Limit Processed Foods and Sugary Treats

Minimise processed snacks and sugary treats. Opt for healthier alternatives like air-popped popcorn, whole-grain crackers, or a small piece of dark chocolate for a sweet treat.

Mix it Up

Variety is the spice of life, and the same goes for your lunchbox! Experiment with different ingredients and meal ideas to prevent boredom, leftover dinner can always be a great option to save on time!

In conclusion, a healthy lunchbox is a small investment in your well-being that pays off throughout the day. By incorporating a variety of nutritious foods, being mindful of portions, and planning ahead, you can ensure that your midday meal is both satisfying and good for you!

Alternatively, have you thought about giving GourmetFuel a try to reduce your mealtime stress?
We provide an array of breakfast, lunch and dinner options designed to make your hectic schedule more manageable. Plus, our selection of healthy snacks are the perfect option to throw in your lunch bag for a quick pick-me-up!


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