The work week tends to be jam packed with not only work, but domestic duties, looking after family, commuting, exercise and trying to find to relax, which can be hard at the best of times. This can make it hard to find the time to make lunches of a morning, which sometimes leads to the reliance of take away to provide lunches with our on-the-go lifestyle.
While purchasing lunches can be convenient, there are many more benefits to packing your own lunch. Not only is it a great way to stay on track with your nutrition goals, but it allows you to eat healthier and save money! Taking your lunch to work may require some preparation at the start of the week or each morning but working out the best way to fit it into your work week is worth it.
If you, like many do not have time to make your lunch every morning, make some time on the weekend to prep. This could be anything from stir-fry, spaghetti bolognese, taco bowls. Or for meals that can’t be kept for a few days in the fridge like a sandwich or ready to go salads do some partial prep to save you time each morning. Partial prep includes dicing up your ingredients at the start of the week so each morning all is left is the assembly such as the image below (attached in email). By having all your ingredients grated, chopped and seperate you avoid soggy sandwiches and are saves time if you were to for example grate carrot every morning. To get some more meal ideas check out the free to download Coast Sport recipe book below.