Monday, April 28, 2014

6 Tips To A Healthier Lunch Break

As I sit here snacking on my Popcorners (they're so good have you tried them)

I was figuring out what I’m actually going to have for lunch.  Where I work there are not that many options for a good healthy meal.  I’m a sucker for fried chicken wings, tostones and a can of Pepsi.  However since I’ve been on this health kick, I’m trying to avoid those things.  

Oh also just for the record, I’m not trying to lose any weight per se.  I just want to be healthier and take better care of this one body that I have.  Plus…

I follow @mankofit on Instagram, and she posted the other day about how she didn't prepare for a trip and needed to find a decent and healthy lunch.  So she went to Wendy’s.  Finding a proper meal is hard but it’s doable.

So here are 5 ways to a healthier lunch break…especially when you’re surrounded by fast food places that just won’t let you be great.

1- In the mood for a sandwich?  
Go to Subway.  If I am going to choose fast food, this is usually where I will opt for.  For example, you can get a 6” sandwich.  Choose wheat bread, lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers with no mayo.  For the meat go for oven roasted chicken.  Yummy right?

2- Don’t want to eat anything all day?
Well then don't, it’ll keep you skinny.  LOL I’m just kidding ignore this one.

3- It needs to be quick because you only have 15 minutes?  
So head on over to McDonalds.  Order a Premium Southwest Salad with grilled chicken.  If you want you can also get some apple slices or a Fruit and yogurt parfait for dessert.

4- So you want to feel like you have a home cooked meal?  
Well alright then try KFC.  Instead of fried go for the grilled chicken breast.  You can have a side of mash potatoes but lay off the gravy.  You can also go for a side of green beans.

5- You’re a more of a burger type of person? 
Hmmm ok, why don’t try Burger King.  Try a Morning Star Veggie burger.  You can even wash it down with a delicious Real fruitsmoothie.

6- The weather sucks and you hate going outside, and you hate waiting in lines, and you hate people and you hate spending money?  
Well aren't you demanding, but I got you.  How about you pack your own lunch.
This is kind of a given and there are a few benefits to this.  First off, it will totally save you time and money during your break.  Also it gives you control over what you eat.

Well there you have it folks, now remember I’m not a nutritionist, but I do have a background in health science so I do know a little something.  I also have a background in social work, so I do love to help.  

As always thanks for reading-Ms. D.  Catch me during my lunch break @YoungEqualsForever


  1. This is a great post! I eat the worst at work because I'm usually in such a rush to just eat anything at all. I'll definitely be using these alternative ideas!!

    By the way I wanted to let you know I nominated you for a Liebster Award recognizing new blogs, you can check out the post here!


  2. thank you, im gonna have to get started on this soon wheew, thanks for nomination, i checked out ur blog as well, really cool


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