Fit Tip: 3 Tips for Quick and Easy Brown Bag Lunch

Remember when you were in elementary school and your mom packed your lunch in a paper bag? Turns out she had the right idea. Opt out of eating a pricey, calorie-laden lunch at a fast food restaurant and take 10 minutes the night before to pack a balanced meal you’ll look forward to and feel good about eating

Tip #1: Balance!! The combination of protein and fiber from whole grains, beans, nuts, vegetables and/or fruit will give you the most satisfying and nutritious combination of foods that will keep you feeling full and focused – no 4pm crash!

Tip #2 LEFTOVERS! Leftovers are the perfect food to pack and take for lunch because you can control the portions and calories in the meal to ensure it will be nutritious, filling and delicious.

Ex: Pack the leftovers of my my ARfit Stirfry into a reusable container that can be microwaved at the office. Add some carrot, celery, and pepper strips for a hearty and satisfying lunch

Tip #3: Convenience foods on hand – lots of examples in my 14 Day plan but I recommend stocking up on easy grab and go options, but be wary of bars and processed junk! I almost always throw in a bottle of zico water in my purse or lunch bag – it’s refreshing, energizing and so much better than a dehydrating cup of coffee!

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