Living Well: Healthy Eating at Work
Tips For Healthy Eating at Work
March is national nutrition month in Canada, which serves as a great reminder to assess and reset our workplace eating habits. For many of us, making healthy food choices at work can be challenging. We may be faced with poor available healthy options, busy schedules that drive us to choose quick over quality; travel that can disrupt health habits, or shift schedules that change our bodies’ routines.
With the help of the Canadian Food Guide we’ve put together some tips to help us make healthier nutrition choices while we’re on job.
Make a Plan
Creating a meal plan at the beginning of the week can help you stay in control of your options. Be mindful of your schedule, where your routines are disrupted, and how much time you can take to eat your meal. Prepare as much food in advance as you can to help save yourself some extra time.
Pick How You Pack
Depending on your workplace, you may or may not have a fridge or food prep area available to you. Don’t be discouraged if a fridge or microwave isn’t an option! Get creative with how and what you pack for lunch, bringing food that can be eaten cold and packed in a cooler.
Keep Healthy Options on Hand
Stock up on healthy items you can reach for when you forget a lunch or when snack cravings hit! Items such as canned fish, instant oatmeal, nuts, and seeds are great items with a longer shelf life. They’re perfect for keeping on hand for when you need it.
Remember to Hydrate
It’s hard to resist having multiple coffees throughout our days, but it’s important to be mindful of how much water we are drinking as well. Try adding some fruit or fresh herbs to your water for a little extra flavor!
Want more tips for making healthy choices at work? Check out these resources: