Back to School & Work – Naturopath On-the-Go Super Lunch Ideas
Preparing your food for each day ahead is one of the best ways to lead a healthy lifestyle, making sure that each of your meals incorporates all of the vital food groups – fruit and vegetables, starches, meat/fish or beans/legumes and healthy fats – with a balanced intake of all the well-known essentials: carbohydrates, fibre, protein, vitamins, minerals and constant hydration.
As it’s still early in the New Year, it’s not too late to start mixing up the food you eat, as well as prepare for your loved ones, on a daily basis – especially for on-the-go individuals, such as kids heading off to school and seniors needing specific nutritional requirements for both emergencies and general health.
Here at Naturopath Australia, we’ve compiled a few simple, easy-to-prepare Super Lunch ideas, catering to each age group and lightweight in portability so that healthy on-the-go eating can be easily integrated no matter what day lies ahead!
- avocado and Vegemite sandwich
- chocolate chip cookie
- carrot and celery sticks
- small strawberry yoghurt
- bottle of water
This balanced lunch for little ones is simple to prepare the night before or in the morning before going on the school run, focusing on healthy, rewarding options that are also fun and appealing to kids of all ages – even if they’re the picky type!
Providing children with a school Super Lunch that ticks all the boxes is crucial in their everyday ability to concentrate, learn and remain energised throughout the day. Just don’t forget a compact bottle for hydration and an ice pack that will keep their food fresh until lunchtime.
- beef patty, salad and mayo bun
- banana and apple
- protein bar
- a packet of chips
- bottle of water
Ideal for busy workers in both office and manual occupations, this Super Lunch idea packs a punch with healthy carbs for energy sustenance and simple protein solutions that will feed the muscles and cause the stomach to feel full for longer.
A daily goal for working professionals is to maintain high energy levels throughout the day, supplementing each lunch with vitamin-giving fruits that will aid brainpower and concentration. A bottle of water for work is also an essential day-to-day accessory.
- chicken and salad wrap
- small bunch of grapes
- cheese and crackers
- a slice of caramel cake
- thermos of tea
Seniors, especially those with specific nutritional requirements or handicaps, need a fast and easy lunch fix both at home and when on the go. This Super Lunch for seniors covers all the vital food groups and is straightforward to eat as well as quick for the stomach to digest.
If low blood sugar is a recurring issue, a simple sugary edible or drink is a must-have item at all times, easily packed in a portable snack bag along with a well-rounded healthy lunch, or kept at the optimal temperature in an ergonomically made water bottle.
Stay Prepared On the Go with Naturopath Lunch / Snack Bags
Naturopath Lunch Bags are ideal for the above purposes, compact in design and composed of a light neoprene fabric that is a breeze to wash. Made airtight to keep food fresh for the day ahead, these Snack Bags are an affordable solution for on-the-go individuals, whether it’s for you at work, the kids on school-days or a family senior needing pre-prepared food options.
Zip-up with an ergonomic carry handle for convenience, Naturopath Lunch Snack Bags come in a range of colours and designs for kids and working professionals, and include a neat ice brick that keeps food fresh without taking up space!
Reusable Stainless Steel Water Bottles – Keep Drinks Fresh and BPA-Free
To pair with your Snack Bag, BPA-free Reusable Stainless Steel Water Bottles by Onya come in a variety of colours measuring 500 millilitres in volume; an ample supply for the school/workday with high-grade 304 Stainless Steel that keeps original temperature.
Onya Stainless Steel Water Bottles are lightweight, leak-proof and simple to clean, and will make a great day-to-day reusable bottle for environmentally conscious families and individuals taking the first step in a more sustainable plastic-free lifestyle.
What do you think – excited to boost productivity and health by getting creative with your own daily Super Lunches? To view our Lunch Snack Bags and more of our healthful natural products and remedies, visit our Naturopath Online Store at Naturopath Online.