We love food so much that we created snack time just to have more! That assertion is arguable, but it’s definitely true that we do love to eat!
Being busy individuals (read “workaholic” for some) we often lack the time to find not only fine food but more importantly, healthy grub.
Well, put on that chef’s apron and indulge in these easy recipes. Thanks to the Internet, you can whip up meal preps!
Keep that green on your face
The Guacamole Salad with Chickpeas is a gastro delight that even salad detractors would love! This Mexican meal serves up 176kcal and takes only 10 minutes to prepare, and probably faster to consume, considering how delicious it looks!
Avocado, the main star of guacamole, contains healthy fat that plays an important role in our wellbeing. It is good for the heart and may even help lower cholesterol levels.
Chickpeas, the other star ingredient in this recipe, are a source of vitamins, minerals and fibre. They aid digestion, reduce the risk of diseases and aids in weight management.
It’s a wrap!
Rawsome Wraps with Shredded Veggies & Mashed Avocado, the name is longer than the time it takes to make! This lush (it does look it!) serving of wholesome goodness is filled with ingredients like avocado, zucchini and carrots.
Zucchini contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients. Its benefits include the ability to improve digestion, support healthy circulation and even in slowing down the ageing process.
As for carrots, they contain beta-carotene that reduces skin inflammation, which may help skin’s healing process.
Rice is nice
Who doesn’t love fried rice? With this Veggie Fried Rice, you can share the love with your colleagues. It has brown rice, fresh herbs, garlic and ginger, to name a few ingredients, serving up a plate of wholesomeness that’s sure to fire up an appetite.
Working behind a desk can bring about aches and such, which is where the benefits of ginger come in. It may help reduce the progression of muscle aches and soreness.
Additionally, its anti-inflammatory effects can help with osteoarthritis – a common health issue. Combined with garlic, which is known for its heaps of benefits such as its ability to improve cholesterol levels, you have a complete yummy meal.
No, it doesn’t involve chugging down a can of beer with a serving of nuts on the side. It’s the proverbial favourite Chicken Miso Soup. It’s light, healthy and delicious – enough said.
Chicken is an excellent source of low-fat protein and can be cooked in several different ways. This recipe calls for the use of shiitake mushrooms, whose benefits include improving the immune system and lowering of the blood cholesterol levels. At 132kcal per portion, soup has never tasted better and healthier!
A snack is a meal as much as a meal can be a snack. It’s convenient for when you don’t have time but need something to fill you up.
The choices are varied and at times, can be unhealthy. So here’s a list of the good guys that you should opt for:
- nuts and dried fruits including dark chocolate covered nuts,
- granola bars,
- greek yoghurt,
- oatmeal packets,
- roasted chickpeas, or
to name a few. They all contain tons of healthy goodness that not only fill you up but also helps you last through the workday.
On that last point, food is indeed an essential. Apart from being a source of fuel and energy, the kind of food we eat can affect or dictate our mood. WorkWell Workshop Of Food & Mood is an informative seminar where you can learn more on the subject.
Making an effort for the benefit of your own health is something that doesn’t need reminding.
Always remember that our preoccupation with our occupation should never be an excuse to not take better care of ourselves, in particular, of what we eat.
After all, we are what we eat.