Nutrition Month: Recipes and Tips

March is Nutrition Month in Canada. The goal of this month is to raise public awareness of the importance of healthy eating. This month, we are highlighting ways to improve your workplace wellbeing by sharing healthy recipes, tips and practices.

Tip 1: Breakfast doesn’t have to be a chore

Whether you are a late riser, have to get the kids dressed for school, or often get caught up in your other morning routines, breakfast is often not on the top of your priority list. Eating breakfast is known to have many health benefits and can help you be more productive during your workday. For easy ways to make eating breakfast possible on busy workdays, try the ideas below!

Tip 2: Pack smarter lunches

Packing your own lunch saves you money, and it helps you in making healthier and smarter food choices. Check out these simple ideas to make the process as smooth as possible.

  • Sandwiches are simple and effective. Find out how to keep your sandwiches interesting.
  • Consider meal prepping. Taking the time to prepare a few lunches in advance can save you from stress and spending money at the food establishments at your workplace.
  • Leftovers – the ultimate lunch hack. Consider putting your dinner leftovers in containers the night before work so that all you have to do is put the container in your lunch bag on your way out the next morning. Time-saving and delicious!

Tip 3: Snack like you mean it

Snacking can help decrease hunger between meals and give you the extra boost of energy that you might need to make it through the afternoon lull. While the concept of snacking is easy, choosing healthy snacks can be quite challenging1. For some basic guidelines on what types of snacks to eat during the workday, continue reading:

References:

  1. https://medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000338.htm

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