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.
What are your favorite on-the-go lunches?