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7 easy tips to pack a healthy lunch

15 August, 2014

Lunch at work or at school doesn’t need to be dull or unhealthy — it just takes some planning.

Here’s a few tips for a healthy and easy lunch box:

1. Make sure to include at least one serving each of the 4 food groups: Vegetables and fruits; Grain products; Milk and alternatives; Meat and alternatives.

2. Keep it colourful: The more colours – natural, of course! – in your lunch, the healthier it is: include at least one fruit and fresh veggies or a salad with a healthy dip/seasoning on the side.

3. Make a better sandwich: Use low-fat cold cuts (turkey or chicken breast); use sardine, mackerel, tuna, hard-boiled egg, peanut butter; replace the mayo with hummus; fill your sandwich with fresh veggies; toss out your white sliced bread and use whole-grain sandwich bread, a pita or a tortilla for wraps.close-up-on-cut-turkey-wrap-with-tomatos-and-lettuce

4. Add a soup: Replace your cream-based soup with a broth-based version (homemade if possible, so it will have less salt) that includes for example beans, lentils, chickpeas.

5. Have dessert: Leave out the cookies, but have a yogourt, a soy-based dessert, or a glass of milk; stir in some granola, muesli, or a few almonds and nuts.

6. Dont’forget to drink: Stay clear of sodas or sugary fruit drinks. Water is the best choice; add a few drops of lemon, lime or orange juice to your water if you find it dull.

7. If you subscribe to one of our menus, you will always have good lunch ideas.

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Cinzia Cuneo

Cinzia Cuneo, founder of SOSCuisine.com, never wanted to neglect the quality of her food. She shares her special expertise to make good food quickly and without complications!

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2 Responses to “7 easy tips to pack a healthy lunch”

February 11, 2016 at 9:21 am, diane brault said:

where can I purchase the containers above to pack the lunches. I live in the Gatineau – Ottawa area.
Thank you
Diane

Cinzia Cuneo

February 11, 2016 at 10:53 am, Cinzia Cuneo said:

Hi Diane,
There’s really nothing special with these containers. You should be able to find them almost everywhere.

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