Eating healthy is an increasingly popular goal and while eating healthy at all meals is important to an overall balanced diet, lunch is a meal that is sometimes difficult to prepare for and often skipped. The busier a person is at work or at home, the harder it can be to fit a healthy lunch into their schedule. Packing lunches for work or for school is sometimes done with less attention than other meal planning and it’s often easier to grab lunch on the go, even if it ends up being a less than healthy choice. To round out healthy eating habits, plan or pack a healthy lunch ahead of time and consider these healthy lunch ideas.
Packing a lunch for work or school depends largely on available storage and preparation options. While workers may enjoy the convenience of a refrigerator and microwave at their office, school children do not have this luxury. Since many kids are picky eaters and won’t always eat the lunches prepared in their school cafeteria, parents need to help their kids meet daily dietary guidelines by providing healthy foods.