5 Lovely Lunches on The Run

Lunch really shouldn’t be an optional extra in our daily lives. But instead we wolf down a sandwich only to find a horror story of fats, carbs and sugars when you look at the ingredients. And that’s really not much help if you are trying shift the midlife weight gain. Apart from needing a break, eating healthily in the middle of day helps keep your blood sugars level and avoids the dreaded afternoon slump when you’re more likely to be tempted by a chocolate bar to see you through. midlifemenu.com/blog/packed-lunch-ideas

Lunch on the Run

Lunch really shouldn’t be an optional extra in our daily lives.

Ideally, we would all make time for a break but I am as guilty as everyone else of wolfing down a sandwich or grabbing a ‘healthy’ meal in the work canteen, only to find a horror story of fats, carbs and sugars when I look at the ingredients. And that’s really not much help if you are trying to watch your weight or get rid of that midlife belly fat.

Apart from needing a break, eating healthily in the middle of day helps keep your blood sugars level and avoids the dreaded afternoon slump when you’re more likely to be tempted by a chocolate bar to see you through.

Lunch can be a really tricky one for busy midlifers so I would always suggest taking something with you. Why not make double of your dinner the night before and throw it in a Tupperware to take the next day? That’s precisely what I’ve done in my free downloadable meal plan which you can get hold of by filling in the form below:

If lunch is a quick sandwich on the run, then I would recommend thin sliced wholemeal or rye bread if possible. Open sandwiches (so just one slice of bread, as pictured above) will help reduce the amount of Glycemic Load (GL) too. You can read more about that here .

Five lovely lunch ideas

  • Chicken with aubergine and peppers

  • Greek stuffed pitta bread

  • Tuna and tomato salad

  • Salad nicoise

  • Smoked tofu with spicy peanut sauce

These lunch ideas all contain protein to ensure your blood sugar levels stay balanced throughout the afternoon - meaning that the dreading post-lunch fatigue or 4pm munchies won’t put in an appearance.

I’m keeping this blog post really short and easy - make yourself a promise to at least take one lunch with you next week by doubling up on your dinner the night before. It’s that simple!

Take Action Today! 

Don’t expect yourself to do everything straight away. I’m a great believer in small steps rather than massive changes. Just pick one of the lunch options and try it, then maybe add another one later in the week.

If this has inspired you to make some healthy food swaps, why not grab my 7 day meal plan for midlife weight loss below with lots more suggestions and tips? You’ve got nothing to lose (except maybe some weight!).

 

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