News and Tribune

April 17, 2013

FITNESS SOURCE: Preparing your lunch ensures healthy choices

By TARAH CHIEFFI
newsroom@newsandtribune.com

> SOUTHERN INDIANA —

If you have ever shown up at work with a brown paper bag containing a soggy peanut butter and jelly sandwich, a bag of potato chips and a diet soda, you may be a good candidate for Sad Desk Lunch (http://saddesklunch.com/). I’m certainly not discouraging bringing your lunch from home. In fact, I am suggesting just the opposite! Preparing your own lunches and snacks puts you in control of your food choices, and the healthy choice doesn’t have to be a sad one. Read on for some tasty ideas that don’t involve a drive thru or a pre-packaged frozen meal.

 

Healthy Lunches

Pair your lunch with any of these healthy snacks to get you through the afternoon slump

Don’t fall victim to sad desk lunch syndrome. Use your lunch time to take a break from the computer screen, really enjoy your food and recharge for the afternoon.