How to eat healthy at work


Working and eating healthy can be made easy. working 9-5 doesn’t have to mean you compromise your healthy eating habits. There are many opportunities available to eat healthy.

Although, the busy city life can lead to you making poor eating habits, there should be no excuse, right? There are many ways in which you can still watch your waist line during work hours.

Cooking and picking up quality and healthy lunches will increase productivity and leave you feeling energised throughout your working day.

Meal deals

Meal deals can be a cost-effective way to watch your wallet and waist line. Some healthy options are:

  • Protein bars
  • Fruit cups
  • Pre-packed roasted nuts
  • Salad bowls

There are options to add a fruit, water and salad in many meal deals. It is up to you to make the healthy decision.

When looking what to eat, think about what will value your body? There is no benefit in waiting calories! Eating poor food will leave you feeling sluggish and craving bad food even after you finish work. So, is it really worth it?

Desk snacks

Whilst working, the best choice can be to have healthy snacks. Sitting down for long hours and combining this with picking at the wrong foods could result in unnecessary weight gain.

Here are some ideas of healthy desk snacks: 

  • Fresh fruit – sliced apples, grapes, strawberries
  • Dried fruit – raisins, dates, dried mangoes
  • Flavoured water or tea 
  • High protein snacks – yoghurt, cheese cubes, protein bars

Key tip: Having options with higher protein and fibre content will allow you to feel full quicker and keep you satiated for longer.

Meal prepping your lunch

No matter how busy your day gets, making your own meals will allow you to monitor what fuels your body.

Time can be put aside during the weekend or week to bulk create meals. Once meals have been cooked in advance, they can be stored in plastic containers. This makes it more convenient to grab from the fridge when you are on the way to work. 

Meal prepping allows you to choose high quality food that you like well in advanced. This prevents you from spending money on food outside and helps you to stay healthy.

Easy meals to meal prep:

  • Salads
  • Sandwiches
  • Fruit bowls
  • Chilli con carne – can be made in batches 

Eating healthy at work does not need to be tough at all. It is all down to you and all in your control. It takes discipline and dedication to continue to make good choices. 

If you are eating healthy at work, your productivity will also be impacted positively. So, why not begin to make small changes to your working day and fuel your body.

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