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Eating healthy is easier said than done, especially when you’re bored at work or tempted by chocolate-flavored everything. You can make it easier on yourself by putting a fun and interesting twist on healthy foods with just a few simple tweaks.
If you are new to packing a lunch or want to make healthy changes to your meals, familiarize yourself with all of the nutrient-dense foods you can eat. You want to stock up on fresh produce, and if you are close to a local farmers market, doing your shopping there will make your wallet happy. You can also save money by having dinner leftovers for lunch. Cooking multiple servings could provide meals for a few days and save you time overall.
We spoke with registered nutritionist Joy Bauer about inexpensive and healthy meals and snacks to pack in your lunch so that you won’t reach for empty calories. These foods will also give you more energy throughout the day, so that you avoid opting for unhealthy snacks out of boredom.
Cook Once, Enjoy Twice
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