It can be tough to stay motivated at work, especially when the lunch options are repetitive. But what if there were ways to spice up your office lunch and make it more sustainable? Incorporating fruits and vegetables into your meal is a great way to achieve both goals!
Wrap it up
One way to incorporate fruits and vegetables into your office lunch is to make a wrap. You can use a whole wheat tortilla or even a lettuce leaf as your base. Then, add some protein (grilled chicken, tofu, tempeh, etc.) and whatever veggies you like (we recommend tomatoes, cucumbers, and avocado). Finally, add a little bit of dressing or hummus for extra flavour. This is an excellent option because it is easy to make ahead of time, and you can customise it to your taste.
Another way to include fruits and vegetables in your office lunch is to make a smoothie! This is an excellent option if you are short on time because you can make it the night before and just grab it and go in the morning. Add your favourite fruits, vegetables, and milk (we recommend almond or coconut) into a blender and blend until smooth. You can even add some protein powder or flaxseed for an extra boost.
Although it might be your go-to, a salad is always an option when you don't know what else to eat or have fruits and veggies that you don't want to go to waste. Start with some greens (spinach, arugula, kale, etc.) and then add some chopped veggies (carrots, bell peppers, radishes, etc.). Next, add in some dried fruit or fresh berries for a little bit of sweetness. Finally, top it off with a healthy dressing of your choice (balsamic vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, etc.), and you've got yourself a filling and satisfying salad.
Fruit on the side
You could also bring some fruit or veggies as a side to your lunch. This is a great way to add colour and nutrients to your meal without cooking too much. Simply chop up some fruits or vegetables and pack them in a container to take to work. Some of our favourite combinations are apples and peanut butter, carrots and hummus, or celery and almond butter.
Not only is it a great way to mix things up, but fruits and vegetables are often the first items to spoil in the fridge. To help alleviate this, why not get your fruits and veggies delivered straight to your office? With a Good and Fugly subscription box, your office lunches will never be boring again.