Avoid The Vending Machine - Ways To Eat Healthy At Work

how to eat healthier at work

Eating healthy can be challenging at work. Vending machines filled with cold soda and sweet treats are very tempting, especially when you’re already hungry. It is possible to resist the temptation and still eat healthy, satisfying meals. We have some easy tips to help you eat healthy when you’re surrounded by junk food. 

Don’t Skip Breakfast 

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You need fuel in the morning to get you through the day. It also keeps your blood sugar levels consistent, which is a big plus for those with type 2 diabetes. A big hearty bowl of oatmeal and fruit or some homemade pancakes do the job nicely. If you are short on time in the mornings you can prepare your breakfast the night before and take it with you. Peanut butter toast, an egg sandwich, or some yogurt with granola are great meals for on-the-go meals. Eating first thing in the morning will help you avoid unhealthy food in the office. 

Make Your Meals For The Week 

If you have the problem of not knowing what to take for lunch every day, a simple way to do it is to prep all your meals ahead of time. You can make and freeze sandwiches, burritos, and pasta for your main dishes. You can make your own frozen meals with reusable trays and thaw out the night before. Store your breakfasts and lunches in the refrigerator to make them easy to just grab and go. You can bring all the food you need for the day; including some healthy drinks in your lunch bag. Preparation enables you to better withstand the temptation of the soda machine. 

Make It Cheap And Easy 

With all the recipes for cheap, easy meals it is super simple to make great meals for the week. Focus on dishes that are quick and portable like burrito bowls, homemade tacos, and pasta salads. You don’t have to be the world’s greatest cook; anyone can make tasty, healthy meals. You can also make dump meals using your crockpot and make enough to last a few days. This will ensure that you have nutritious food every day so you will not give in to the temptation of unhealthy, sugary foods. 

Plan For Snacking 

Sliced fruit is a healthy snack that is portable and easy to consume on the go. Homemade trail mix with dried fruit and nuts, olives and cheese sticks, or pepperoni slices with cheese crackers are great snacks that are filling and will help bridge that gap between lunch and the 3 pm crash. 

More snacking options include pickle spears, pretzels, popcorn, and dried fruit leather. You can also make your own healthy versions of your favorite foods. 

Drink Lots Of Fluids 

Avoiding excess sugar is essential to good health, but you still need to stay hydrated throughout the day. Bring your own coffee, tea, or flavored water to drink at your desk. You can substitute soy milk for heavy cream and skip the sugar in your morning cup of coffee. 

Sometimes the food offered in the workplace does not meet your health goals or nutritional needs. If healthy food is not available or you do not have the time to order out, bringing your own food is the next best thing. These easy-to-follow tips will help you eat healthily and save a little money by making all your meals at home!

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