When you eat better, you feel better. Adjua Styles, recently said in her Breakfast Club Interview that certain foods can cause erratic behavior and we couldn’t agree more. Have you ever noticed that when you eat foods high in fat and sugar that you feel more sluggish and groggy. There is a direct link between bad foods and a negative mood. The Cleveland Clinic warns that junk foods may satisfy your taste buds, but they probably won’t help your mood. Blood sugar spikes and drops can leave you with a short-lived burst of energy followed by a tired, cranky feeling. For best mood results, you should also limit alcohol, since it’s a depressant and can disturb your sleep.
We want everyone to take a hard look at their lives and begin to shift to a more healthier lifestyle. This doesn’t mean that you have to eat salads everyday for the rest of your life, but you should want to live a long life. If you know there are certain habits that can takeaway from your health, you shouldn’t continue them. What you put into your body is important as it fuels you. For the working woman on the go, we came up with five healthy lunch ideas that you can make. These lunch ideas will not only make you feel better, but will save you money.
1. Egg & Avocado Toast $5
You can boil your eggs at night and store them overnight, so you can have them ready to put on wheat toast. Cut up avocado to give yourself protein and healthy fat. Use whatever seasonings you prefer and for extra toppings sprinkle nuts or seeds.
2. Chicken & Broccoli $10
Chicken is a great source of protein. When paired with broccoli you have a feeling meal. Note: Adding garlic & lemon to your chicken will give it more flavor.
3. Wheat Spaghetti $4
When preparing spaghetti, always use ground turkey instead of beef. There are many types of noodles you can choose from to cook with. If you add a little salt to your noodles while they boil, they’ll have more flavor.
4. Baked Fish $12
Personally, we prefer salmon over fish, but fish is a great source of protein. It’s a nice change up to eating chicken all the time, too. When paired with a vegetable medley you can have a meal for lunch and dinner.
5. Chicken Salad $14
Adding any type of meat your salad will make them less bland.