According to the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietics lunch is the meal most likely to make or break healthy-eating habits. Women who took the time to bring a wholesome lunch to work lost an average of five pounds more in a year than women who ate out (even just once) during the workweek.
Bottom line: Plan ahead! Pack a lunch! Ditch the pounds!
I admit that my lunching habits are not the best. Since moving locations I do not physically leave the office for lunch and (thankfully) take out options are limited. I have a kitchenette here and keep it fairly well stocked with healthy food choices. But – oh boy – sometimes it is soooo boring!
I came across this at www.chatelaine.com/healthyonthego and it made my mouth water. Salads are one of the things that I never bring from home. I don’t like the mess and bother of bringing dressing and if I dress the salad beforehand it is nothing but a soggy swamp when I want to eat it. I know there are all kinds of fancy bowls and things for salads to go, but quite frankly, they all seem like a lot of trouble.
This looks easy and yummy!
Balsamic Grilled Chicken Salad
Whisk 2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil with 1/4 cup orange juice, 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 1 tbsp Dijon and 1/8 tsp salt.