Easy Healthy Work Lunch Tips 


Too often we are caught running out the door forgetting to take something for lunch, leaving us to purchase something from the limited options at the local café. Meal prepping is a great way to ensure we eat healthy, save money and stress less about the all too familiar morning rush. So where to start? 


Some tips on meal prepping well-balanced satisfying lunches involve:

  • Including wholegrains, for example brown rice, quinoa or wholemeal bread/ pastas. These will keep energy levels high by providing the body with folate, iron, B vitamins, selenium and fiber.
  • Adding a good quality protein source such as turkey, chicken, beef, egg, chickpeas or lentils.
  • Increasing vegetable intake by adding roasted or steamed vegetables or, to keep things simple, incorporate a pre-made salad from the supermarket.
  • Adding healthy dietary fats, which are essential for energy and the absorption of vitamins such as A, K, D and E. Include these in your prepared lunches by adding avocado, good quality olive oil, oily fish such as salmon or various nuts and seeds, such as almonds and flax seeds.
  • Incorporating leftovers into lunches, for example add leftover Mexican mince to a pre-made salad and create a burrito bowl or mix it up and add it to a wrap!
  • Cooking a meal and freezing the leftovers is also a great way to have healthy meals at your convenience. Simply take it out of the freezer in the morning and by lunchtime your good to go!


Meal prepping is a convenient stress-free way to help maintain a healthy lifestyle by reducing the risk of poor nutrition-related health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes or hypertension. If you have any concerns or would like further information in regards to nutrition, contact us at http://hardynutrition.com.au/online-booking.html to book in with one of our registered dietitians today.