Eating a healthy lunch is one of the keystones of a healthy diet plan. A healthy lunch is a valuable tool to use to your advantage if you are trying to lose weight because it gives your body energy at the time of day it needs it the most.
Healthy Lunch Foods
Lunch should be your largest meal of the day. This is especially true if your breakfast was consumed early in your day.
Lunch is when you are the most active so you body will tend to burn the energy you consume for its immediate needs. This is not the case with your last meal of the day when your body will store any unused energy as fat.
That leaves lunch as the best time to splurge on good healthy foods.
Yes, sugar cookies.
But aren’t sugar cookies fattening and unhealthy?
That’s the point.
If you try to suddenly begin eating a healthy diet plan and deny yourself the tasty treats you are used to eating on a regular basis then you will soon revert to your unhealthy eating habits. That will make you feel bad physically as well as mentally. Your self-esteem will be damaged because you will see yourself as a weak person.
That’s not good and it’s totally avoidable.
Easy Changes For Tasty, Healthier Recipes
There are ways to make even a sugar cookie into a healthier taste treat. Minor changes to your favorite recipes can be made so foods such as these are tasty yet better for you. If your sweet tooth is not satisfied you will soon abandon any healthy diet plan you attempted to institute.
That’s not good.
Slightly modifying your favorite recipes is usually the better choice. Eating slightly modified recipes you are familiar with is very satisfying. Using crystalline fructose instead of sucrose (table sugar) in your cookie recipes will make your desserts much more “body friendly.”
Why spend so much time discussing desserts?
Because desserts are the downfall of many people trying to eat a healthy diet plan so must be addressed. Desserts are certainly not forbidden for most folks and add a nice finishing touch to a meal.
That’s especially important when that meal may be utilitarian, as many lunches tend to be.
If you want to make things simple to satisfy your sweet tooth just carry fresh fruit for your lunchtime dessert. Fresh fruit is always an excellent choice.
What about your sandwich? After all, how much can you jazz up a lowly bologna sandwich carried in a sack lunch? Adding lettuce, tomato, garlic powder, and a bit of olive oil to your mayonnaise will go a long way toward making any sandwich healthier.
Eating a healthy lunch is not difficult.
A little planning and creativity go a long way toward assembling a healthy lunch to keep you energized during the most active part of your day.