Meal Box Pros and Cons

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At some point towards the end of the 20th century, cooking started to be regarded as just another chore that had to be done to get through the day. The food industry further perpetuated these attitudes with products and services that allowed for convenient and inexpensive shortcuts to meal prep. As our awareness of health and desire for gourmet food begins to rise once more, meal box services have risen up to the challenge of granting our every wish. But have you ever stopped to think about what you’re really buying into?

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How To Turn Up The Nutritionals Of Your Take Out

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As discussed yesterday, there will be times in life when take out is your only option. Though there are many food courts with a great selection of healthy meal options, this isn’t always the case.

Here are a few tips on how to increase the nutritionals of any type of take out:

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Give your lunch bag a one-two punch!

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Perk up your packed lunch with four tasty energizing options. You’ll love these quick, simple and tasty make-and-take lunches:

  1. Layer black bean dip, avocado, and peppery arugula on a rustic whole-grain baguette for a simple sandwich with big flavour.
  2. Pack hard-boiled eggs,cheese,fresh veggies, a few olives and whole-grain crackers for a super snack- like lunch.
  3. Mix lentils, roasted sweet potato and red peppers, quinoa and a drizzle of lemony dressing for a protein- packed salad bowl.
  4. Toss light tuna, snowpeas, and grapetomatoes with leftover whole grain pasta, basil-filled pesto and a pinch of chili flakes – this dish is great cold or heated.

Come back tomorrow for more nutrition tips! 

Remember to eat health & live happy,

Anna Gofeld, RD

*this month's tips inspirations come from the Dietitians of Canada Nutrition Month Campaign Resources Manual for Dietitians