Sep. 24

Lunchbox love

Category > Food

I’m going to do some pretty regular lunchbox posts to share some ideas for keeping it clean during the week by making your own lunches. Remember that getting into the routine will take some getting used to, but it will become second nature soon enough. In fact, I think I almost forgot my purse one day, but have never forgotten my lunch bag :) You’ll notice that all my lunch containers are glass. It’s worth the investment to get yourself some glassware or BPA-free plastic due to the slew of serious health hazards recent studies have shown related to BPA found in plastic. Mine are ‘Glassware, by Snaplock’.

7:15 am – Arrived to work (had VegeGreens and a Protein shake while getting ready, then a bowl of oatmeal once I finished)
10:30 am – #1: 0% Natural Greek Yogurt with Frozen Raspberries that had defrosted by the time I ate them
1:00 pm – #3 & #6: Steamed Sweet Potato (my favourite) and Homemade Guilt Free Lasagna heated up in the microwave
3:30 pm – #2 & #5: Blueberries and Carrots
5:30 pm – #4 & #7: Protein Shake and a Homemade Granola Bar. I got hungry on my way home and glad I packed the extra snack. This prevented me from any cravings!

This took me a total of about 7 minutes to wash and prepare. I usually pack a lunch when I am cooking dinner – I just make a bit more than what we’re planning to eat for dinner and pack it away in the fridge as lunch.

What was in your lunch box today?

xxxo

15 comments
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Hello=) I'm so glad that I discovered your blog, I've read it over one night yesterday and already done abs workout you recommended today! Thanks, I think my abs gonna cry tomorrow)))) 

I have some questions if you don't mind.

 

First of all, a long time ago I bought some protein powder.. and it was disgusting.. Since then I've been sceptical about protein shakes. Would you recommend any particular powder that tastes good? which one do you use?

 

Second, why did you choose to use VegeGreens? Have you noticed any change since you start using it? and how did you come up with this particular brand?

 

Thanks for writing this blog,

I'm looking forward reading more interesting posts!

Lyndsay83
Lyndsay83

Love your lunch box post. One other post request i have is for what is on your shopping list and what do you stock up at home to eat healthy. How do you find time in your busy schedule to work out?

hautepnk
hautepnk moderator

 @chrisescars Hey Chris - as long as they are BPA free - I would say go nuts. The issue with most tupperware is that they have BPA's or made with very low quality plastic (as indicated by the rating within the triangle at the bottom of the tupperware). BPA is used in plastic and when it breaks down, it can get into the food and can disrupt your hormone system. Plus...glass will last you longer too ;)

hautepnk
hautepnk moderator

 @PolinaR Hi Polina! Buying a good protein powder can be tricky because a lot of them taste like cardboard. Most supplement stores allow you to taste test it before buying, or if you're in Canada, Popeye's has let me return ones that I couldn't handle. Great company!  Here are my current favourites: http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/biox/wheyisolate.html I prefer the vanilla or chocolate. Once you get into the "gourmet flavours" they start tasting really gross. On top of it, it's important to remember that it IS an acquired taste. It isn't going to taste like a milkshake. So, blend some fruit into it or banana's until you get used to it. 

 

With regards to the VegeGreens, I started with the more popular brand 'Greens+', but after comparing the ingredients, they were almost identical to the VegeGreens which are a better value. Also, if you get the Blueberry flavour, it even tastes better. If you're just starting, remember to start with a half serving, add a dash of lemon juice if the taste it too bitter for you. It will taste worse the more acidic your body is. Once you start neutralizing it, it does end up tasting better. I take a heaping scoop every morning now with about 1.5 cups of cold water and leave the lemon out because I actually enjoy the taste.

 

Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions!

xoxo

hautepnk
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 @Lyndsay83 Thanks! Great request too!

 

I am definitely one of those people who is all over the map. My job is demanding/back to back meetings all day, followed by a bottomless pit of emails and a Blackberry glued to my hand + I have a big family, so there is always a lot on the go...however, I ALWAYS make time for the gym as if it isn't an option - it's just something that must get done, similarly to getting up in the morning and going to work...One thing that I try to do, is always keep my gym bag packed and ready to go in my car. Once I am done work, I go straight there. There are other nights when I just want to make a pit stop at home to decompress for 10 min, but I put a time limit on it and say to myself "10 min to sit down and relax, but once that's done, I must get up and go to the gym". Sure, there are nights where you have other commitments and simply can't do it all, but what you can do is start by saying "every single Mon, Wed and Fri I WILL go to the gym", then you book all your other commitments/errands on other days. If something falls on a gym day that can't be rescheduled, then you make up for it by going on an "off" day. 

 

There is research out there that vows "21 days to break a habit". I take this in reverse as well, in that it takes 21 days to create a habit! So, if you can do this consistently for 3 weeks, it starts getting easier. The main thing is to always put you and your health first. 

 

Alternatively, create yourself a home gym and commit to a time that works best for you - this also saves travel time to and from the gym. You don't need a lot. I would suggest a chair, exercise ball, and a couple of hand weights...you can do A LOT with these 3 things. Maybe I'll do a home gym post soon too :)

 

Hope this helps! xo

hautepnk
hautepnk moderator

 @Lyndsay83 Also remember this quote "At first, they'll ask you WHY you're doing it. Later, they'll ask you HOW you did it". Remember this when people in your life may try to coax you out of going to the gym to go out for coffee instead. Always keep your health at the top of your priority list!

Lyndsay83
Lyndsay83

@hautepnk Thank you Maja. Your lifestyle and focus is so inspiring. I really appreciate you taking time from your busy life to blog and respond back to questions. Can you recommend a protein powder thats has low cholestrol and tastes good? The only ones i like the taste of are these jillian michaels one but comes in a 15 serving and doesnt last long. Have a great day