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August 26, 2010 | 2 minute read

Packing in Cancer Prevention

Back to school routines and the cooler autumn season might inspire you to new habits and lifestyle changes to get on a healthier track.

One change worth considering is to pack your lunch for school or work rather than grabbing fast food. The quick or drive-through lunch will probably be full of “calorie-dense” foods – meaning, you’ll get smaller quantities, but higher calories, sugar and fat.

That all adds up to a higher risk of overweight and obesity, which ups risk for several cancers.

So, let’s do a healthy lunch!

For more variety in your lunch, purchase a freezer pack, or freeze water bottles, to keep things cold.

Three To-Go Lunches:

1.  Mixed salad greens, walnuts, chickpeas, diced apple, craisins and vinaigrette tossed together. Add whole grain crispbread, yogurt and a piece of fresh fruit.

2. Whole wheat pita – when ready to eat, stuff with sliced cucumber, bell pepper, low-fat cheese and tuna from a packet. Add grapes and lightly salted whole grain tortilla chips

3. Make a hearty sandwich with whole-grain bread, avocado slices, hummus, tomato and roasted red pepper. Add Greek yogurt with a portion of fruit – frozen or canned in juice.

These quick and balanced lunches, with powerful, cancer-fighting foods, will keep you energized throughout the afternoon without loads of fat, sugar and salt.

Check out our New American Plate and Homemade for Health brochures for more ideas.

What are your favorite on-the-go lunches?

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