Four Healthy Lunch Items (For The Student In A Rush)

Four Healthy Lunch Items (For The Student In A Rush)

Posted by Hain Celestial on May 23, 2014 | A Healthier Way of Life

          Student with a lunch

Eating healthier when you are a full-time student is, unfortunately, not a top priority. Between classes, papers, extracurricular activities, and a part-time job, it is hard to find time to prepare balanced meals three times a day. However, there are some quick and easy choices you can make to eat healthier, without breaking your piggybank. Here are our top four!

1. Freekeh

Simply replace the pasta or rice of your dish by this ancient grain - roasted green wheat. Since it contains up to four times the fibre than brown rice, it will give you enough energy to tackle any paper! Mix a box of Freekeh with 1 ½ cup of Imagine® Organic Vegetable Broth, a tablespoon of Spectrum® Natural Organic Olive Oil, and salt and paper. Follow by cooking in the microwave for 18 minutes in a container with a lid. You will love its nutty flavour!

2. Tortilla Chips

Pick oven baked tortilla chips, such as Garden of Eatin'® tortilla chips, instead of regular deep fried potato chips.

3. Soup

Soups are easy to pack in a lunch box yet we rarely think about it. Avoid leakage by using a Mason jar as container. You can find those at the dollar store. My all-time favourite is Imagine® organic creamy butternut squash soup – so close to the one my mom makes, except it is conveniently stored in my pantry until I open it!

4. Frozen Fruits and Vegetables

Whenever I was buying fresh produce, lots of it was wasted because I would not prepare or eat it quickly enough. Since, I began using have Europe’s Best® frozen raspberries: I often thaw a cup in the microwave and eat it with yogurt and granola – and no food losses to feel guilty about. My other favorites include their roasted sweet potatoes10 minutes in the oven  and you are in heaven!

What are your go-to healthy lunch items?

Michèle-Josée Arsenault

Michèle-Josée Arsenault

Michèle-Josée Arsenault, is a 16 year old blogger, radio host and contributing writer in local and provincial publications in New Brunswick. She is of French-Acadian descent. Her passion, amongst other things, is writing and exploring the English language through public communications.