Nutrition & Healthy Eating for Home Office

Are you working even more hours now that you’re at home?
Some surveys indicate that working hours have increased by 25% since the lockdowns started!

Are you finding it hard to eat proper meals – not to mention thinking about healthy recipes or conscious shopping ?

Would you like your whole team to get inspired, to incorporate nutritious food into their home-working habits? Organize a series of Happy Hours with us! 

Here are a few tips to eat healthy in this period:

Eat real food!

  • You don’t need processed foods for a quick meal!
    Food expert Michael Pollan wrote a decade ago that you should “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” Processed foods leave you tired an unnourished, real food gives sustained energy
  • Think slow-release carbs (whole grains), protein (beans, tofu, organic eggs, …) and good fats (olive oil, avocado, …) and vegetables in all colors
  • Invest in your well-being by shopping for the best foods.
    Pre-Covid, how often did you go to cafés and restaurants paying a lot for often mediocre meals without thinking much of it? Well, spend some of that money now on the best ingredients for your health!

Eat foods that support your brain and mood

  • Fat is not bad!
    Your body and brain need good fats to function well. Cut out the bad stuff from industrial foods and get fats from healthy sources. Add avocado to salads, snack on nuts, cook with high-quality oil.
  • The brain is a small organ, but it uses up to 20% of your energy!
    You can support your brain function – and thereby your memory and concentration – by making sure that you get good fats, antioxidants and minerals. Include dark chocolate (yeah!), berries, green veggies and nuts in your meals daily. 
  • Hydrate!
    Drink enough water to prevent headaches and tiredness from dehydration. Remember that coffee and black tea are dehydrating, so compensate every cup of coffee with two glasses of water. 

Plan ahead! 

  • It sounds tedious, but make a list of what you’re going to have for lunch and dinner during the working week, go shopping, and you’re all set!
    Take an hour on Sunday to anticipate: wash and cut veggies into portions ready to be thrown into smoothies and soups.  
  • Repeat breakfast at lunch – if you’re too busy to make lunch, put a jar of “overnight oats” (or, in this case, “overday oats”) in the fridge in the morning, ready to enjoy at lunchtime. Filling and nutritious! 
  • Multi-task with ingredients:
    boil a big pot of lentils and use them for 3 meals (eg. warm lentil salad, lentil soup, shepherd’s pie), cook a pot of quinoa and make quinoa with roasted vegetables and feta, quinoa with hummus and raw veggies, and quinoa-bean burgers. 

Would you like your whole team to get inspired, to incorporate nutritious food into their home-working habits? Organize a series of Happy Hours with us! 

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