I’m a big fan of making my own lunch boxes, or “meal prepping” as the fitness community likes to call it. This is a perfect way to make sure you get all those nutrients you need and on top of that it’s more cost efficient than eating out all the time. So by planning your meals you’re not only saving money but you’re also less likely to binge or get off track, not to mention all the time you will be saving by cooking a weeks meal in advance.
With a good source of protein, healthy fats, fibres and carbs you can come a long way and your body will thank you. I like to eat a lot of fish and chicken with either brown rice, quinoa, couscous or bulgur for carbs. Throw in a side of salad and you have the perfect meal! If you want a vegetarian alternative there are plenty of other good substitutes, my favourites being lentils, tofu, beans, cottage cheese and eggs.
Pictured above are a few of the things I love to have at home, I highly recommend you take the time to write down a list like this one, so you’re always fully prepaired the next time you go grocery shopping. Having everything on that list is all I really need, because the things you can make with those ingredients can vary from everything between basic lunch boxes to more “advanced” meals such as my feta cheese stuffed chicken wrapped in bacon.
So take the time to sit down and plan your meals and eating habits, in the long run it will be worth it both physically and mentally.