You get to work, and realize you left your well-packed lunch at home. You start to panic as you rack your brain for what to have at lunch. Do you go out? Do you starve, then later raid the vending machine? Here are some options to consider if you happen to be near a grocery store that require little to no prep (and a much better alternative to fast food!)
Hard boiled eggs. Ready to eat. Many convenience stores have also started carrying these two-packs.
These options below were found in the deli section, and can also be a reasonable option. However, compare sodium content between your options. With the sodium levels, you’ll definitely want to make this an occasional lunch.
Fruits and Veggies:
Fruits and Veggies are GREAT and easy to graband go. Plus, many of them can be bought individually, so you don’t have to worry about leftovers. (Just don’t eat any dipping sauces that may come with the pre-packaged produce!
It was hard to choose something with this category because really you have two options:
1) Choose a single item from the bakery that is loaded with extra calories and fluff.
2) Buy an entire package of wraps, loaf of bread, etc. and bring the leftovers home.
What about pre-packaged meals (sandwiches, salads, etc)?
Seeing a pre-made salad or a sandwich at the front of the deli is very tempting to grab, but I would exercise caution. Take an extra moment to read the labels and decide if it would be a good choice. Is there dressing already mixed in? Can you get a healthier dressing option on the side? Is there cheese? What other “extras” are in the item?