5 Steps to Pack a Balanced Lunch for Adults

saladBuying your lunch everyday can really put a dent in your wallet. Taking your lunch to work is one of the quickest ways to minimize your monthly spending and the easiest way to make healthier meal choices. It’s really simple, here’s how!

First, make sure your lunch is well-balanced. Here is five steps to pack a balanced lunch:

Step 1: Starch and Protein

  • Turkey sandwich
  • Hummus and crackers
  • Chicken and rice

Step 2: Fruit

  • Apples
  • Grapes
  • Strawberries

Step 3: Veggies

  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Salad

Step 4: Snack

  • String cheese
  • Yogurt
  • Granola bar

Step 5: Water

Visit our Pinterest board for other healthy snack ideas. Try to keep in mind that packing your own lunch is the best way to control your portion sizes to eat healthier. Packing a lunch doesn’t have to be time consuming either! You may find it easier to pack leftovers from dinner the night before. Finally, make it part of your morning (or nightly) routine. After awhile, packing your own lunch will become natural and buying your lunch will be your backup plan. Your wallet will thank you and so will your body!

Check out these healthy sandwich ideas.

Join the conversation. Tell us what makes your lunches healthy.

  1 comment for “5 Steps to Pack a Balanced Lunch for Adults

  1. Heidi Thoday
    December 17, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Looks like Dominika’s lunch!

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