We love this time of year just as much as the next person...except that we love it more! Back-to-school for dietitians means we get to use our knowledge base and creativity to the max. Back-to-school is also a time where we get, at least for a couple weeks, constant satisfaction as we help others tackle lunch packing. Check out some of our quick tips below.
Show some love to a few different food groups in your lunch. This will help to fuel your body for the rest of the work or school day.
To the left, we have fruits + veggies + protein + grains.
Even the lunches pictured are incredibly simple (which is a tip in-itself), it is key to:
Another key: Commit to dividing your container. Whether you invest in something like an OmieBox (keeps colds cold or hots hot) or go simple like we did with our Tupperware and silicone cupcake molds, having multiple sections gears your brain towards adding those varied food groups. There's something about the combination of the different food groups that not only makes the meal visually appealing, but that also aids in digestion and other positive metabolic benefits.
Overall, the meal should also be pretty satisfying. Enjoy!
Cheyenne is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist located in the Charleston, SC area.