Lunch is a crucial meal. You will struggle to get through the day productively or have the energy to concentrate without it. If you do not have a good strong lunch to stabilise your blood pressure and blood sugar you are guaranteed to fall asleep at your desk. This is true for us adults as well as kids at school.
Sandwiches are stock standard in a lunchbox with an apple or a banana – how boring. Here, we are bringing you some new lunchbox ideas to fill you up at work or help your kids get through the day at school. Here are some healthy lunch box ideas/
First up is a Low Carbohydrate and Sugar-Free Lunch Box.
This includes skewers of salami, baby tomatoes, cheese, and basil. The protein and fat component in the salami and cheese will keep you full and fuel your brain and body to get through the rest of the day. The plain yoghurt and blueberries can be eaten separately or combined together. Blueberries are a super fruit with very little sugar and
they are bursting with antioxidants which can help maintain brain function and improve memory.
The second Lunchbox is a vegetarian meal.
This includes rice crackers with hummus (click here for the recipe) or cream cheese. Add some healthy raw vegetables such as baby carrots, cucumber fingers and baby tomatoes – these items can be dunked into the hummus as well. The last thing in the lunch box are some pitted Medjool dates. Dates are a natural energy booster and combined with the protein from the hummus you will definitely beat the afternoon slump.
The third lunchbox is a diary free lunch.
In this lunch box, you will not find any dairy for all of you who are lactose intolerant. The king of the lunchbox is the tuna wrap. To make this wrap –
Spread the condiment of your choice including, but not limited to, sweet-chili sauce, hummus, mustard, mayonnaise, etc. Add some fresh ingredients to the middle such as cucumber slithers, raw carrots, pickles, raw spinach and any other fresh items you have in the fridge. Add some tinned tuna and a sprinkle of salt and pepper and wrap it all
Adding to this dish, you can include some raw baby carrots and fresh mango as well as some cashews to snack on. Cashews contain magnesium which helps diminish the frequency of migraines, improve cognitive ability, and also lowers blood pressure.
The final lunchbox is a protein powerhouse
This includes a boiled egg, a handful of raw almonds with some raw baby spinach leaves. Spinach restores energy, increases vitality and improves the quality of the blood – it is the perfect brain booster to get you through the day. To end the meal, there are the above-mentioned antioxidant boosters in a punnet of blueberries.