I’m sure most of you know what it means to leave home in the morning and come back late in the evening.
We’ve had our share of lunches which come out of brown bags.
But there must be, and there are indeed, ways to make such lunches healthy.
Here are just a few of them:
Replace red meat, salami or ham with turkey. Although such meat may contain fat, it can be removed entirely and quite easily and thus transforming turkey into a healthy meal. It’s also a good source of protein, and it’s low in calories. Put turkey breast pieces between two slices of whole-grain bread, such as bread made out of rye, and you have a wonderfully healthy snack.
Recent studies show that eating spinach or other green vegetables leads to improved performance of the cells. This is due to the nitrate content of these vegetables, which seems to confirm the myth of Popeye – that spinach does indeed highly benefits your muscles. Additionally, its benefits include anti-inflammatory effects, it fights against cancer, and it contains about all the minerals and vitamins you can think of, such as vitamins K, A, C, B, E and magnesium, manganese, calcium, potassium and iron. Slip some spinach leaves in your sandwich and it will definitely be healthier.
Although mainly used in Indian cuisine, it doesn’t mean you have to order Indian takeout in order to enjoy hummus. It’s made out chickpeas, which ensure your calcium and iron daily intake. Moreover, it’s been known to lower cholesterol and defend you from cancer by preventing cell damage. So, try hummus for today’s lunch. I love it with whole-grain bread and tomatoes.
I hope the above give you some more ideas for the lunches you’ll be having this week. Please let me know your little secrets about the contents of your lunch brown bag.
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