SNACK SMARTER THIS YEAR
The Nude Nutritionist LYNDI COHEN shares her tips for deliciously nutrient-packed feeds for work
The easy option might be to duck down to the nearest food court and grab some grub when you’re at work – but it’s not necessarily the healthiest option.
The Nude Nutritionist Lyndi Cohen reveals what you should be eating for breakfast, lunch and work snacks to keep you satisfied and full of energy. BREAKFAST
“If you’re hungry at breakfast time, it’s important to eat something satiating,” says Lyndi. “Breakfast is an important time to sneak in some fibre, which is important for your gut health and to keep you regular.”
“If you love eggs for breakfast, a couple of boiled eggs with a quarter of an avocado and a slice of wholegrain toast is a balanced meal that helps keep you feeling full.”
And df for some h healthy lh b but filling options for snacks at work, “Plain Greek yoghurt is easy to store in the work fridge. Serve with muesli or seeds and nuts – or add frozen berries,” Lyndi advises.
If you have a sandwich press at work, use it to cook some mushrooms and tomatoes. WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? First and foremost, Lyndi wants us to understand that not eating enough at lunchtime because you’re “trying to be good” is a recipe for disaster. “I see people who undereat at lunch only to arrive home ravenous and demolish the kitchen,” she says.
So be sure to fill up on nutritious but equally delicious lunches because your body really does need it. “I often have leftover chicken stir-fry with brown rice, barbecued meat with a corn cob and salad, or a wholegrain wrap with leftover vegetables and tuna for work lunch,” says Lyndi.
“A simple strategy to build a balanced lunch is to include a serve of slow-burning carbs [such as brown rice], a lean protein like egg, tuna or tofu and a serve of healthy fats like avocado or nuts.
“Also combine with two to three fistfuls of colourful leafy vegetables for a balanced lunch that’ll keep you feeling full.” THE 3PM SLUMP We all know that sugar craving that hits in the afternoon.
“This happens because sugar provides our body with a quick hit of energy,” says Lyndi. “Instead of cutting out sugar, which can lead you to feel deprived, think about what healthy sweet foods you can add into your diet. Yoghurt with fruit is brilliant for sweet cravings, plus a great way to get antioxidants and probiotics.”
Not your cup of tea? Opt for a slice of wholegrain toast with a quarter of an avocado, a piece of fruit and a handful of nuts.
For more health tips, pick up Lyndi’s latest book The Nude Nutritionist Stop Obsessing About Food + Never Diet Again (lyndicohen.com/ book, $35)