Leaving our houses for long hours everyday is the source of weight gain for most of us. Feeling hungry in the middle of the day, we either give up and order Fast-food, eat so many snacks or starve ourselves and eat heavy meals at night, when we are back.
To avoid this, here are 5 easy meals you could prepare at home and take with you, wherever you go:
1/2 a cup of Quinoa, with bell pepper, carrots, and some lettuce would make a perfect salad for your day. For an even tastier one, mix separately a spoon of yoghurt, 1/4 a spoon of mustard, some olive oil, salt and black pepper and add them to your salad just before eating time. Adding strips of grilled chicken will increase feeling of fullness and complement the meal.
Another recipe of Quinoa salad can include white cheese, black olives, chickpeas and rucola. Alternate between both so you don’t get bored.
2- Oats (or BranFlakes or Granola)
Take a cup of yoghurt or those small bottles of milk with you. Separately, take some oats in a container. Mix them together at work, add some almonds and cinnamon, or fruits if you want. This could keep you full for long periods of time.
3- Rucola Salad
This is a very simple recipe. Just fill your container with Rucola and add a type of cheese to it. Best ones are either white unsalted cheese or Parmesan. If you choose white cheese, you can add a handful of walnuts or almonds here too, and some dried fruits. This is a perfect meal for girls who want thicker and longer hair.
4- Grilled Chicken with Steamed Vegetables
Marinate some chicken (with mustard, yoghurt and paprika), at the beginning of the week. Also, prepare a big quantity of steamed vegetables and keep them in the fridge. Every morning, just grill some chicken, heat the vegetables and you have a complete lunch ready for work. You can complement it with some steamed brown rice a few days per week. Note: Cut the chicken into strips so that they are easier to eat at work.
5- Fruit Smoothies
In that weather, we all need something to keep us refreshed. At the beginning of the week, pack different combinations of cut fruits and store them in the fridge. Every morning, pick one of the already prepared packs, blend them with ice, a spoon of honey and milk or yoghurt (optional).