How to Make the Most Out of Your Lunch Break

June 15, 2015

Make the most of your lunch break with tips including bringing your lunch with you, like easy and convenient LEAN CUISINE® meals!

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How to Make the Most out of Your Lunch Break

I’ve mentioned before that I don’t always have the best eating habits.  I try, but some days I’m so engrossed in my work that it’s hard to make time for a nutritious meal.  Ideas are always swirling around in my mind.  Whether I’m working on a project, buying supplies, scheduling content, crossing things off my to-do list or writing up a post, I’m lucky if I eat lunch at all some days.  Terrible, I know!
 
I recently discovered LEAN CUISINE®‘s Marketplace meals to keep in the freezer.  LEAN CUISINE® now offers new menu varieties that fit everyone’s lifestyle and dietary needs.   These new varieties include organic ingredient options, gluten-free options and protein packed options.  I stocked up on several of these to keep in the freezer for busy work days.
 
How to Make the Most out of Your Lunch Break

One thing I’ve started to do differently during my work day is schedule a daily lunch break.  This gives me an hour during the day to take time for myself and focus on eating a wholesome lunch.  Make the most out of your lunch break with these tips!

1. STEP AWAY FROM YOUR DESK

One of my worst habits is eating at my desk.  I’ve had this habit ever since I worked in a professional office and was often told, “Jess, go out for lunch!”  I would use that time to catch up on personal business.  By being at my desk, even with a meal in front of me, I gave coworkers the impression that I was still clocked in.  If your computer’s still running during lunch break, chances are you’ll still be working, too.  Your lunch break is given to you.  Use it! 

2. EAT & SAVOR

It’s always tempting to pull out the takeout menu or hit a drive-thru. Bring your lunch instead. It’ll save you money and also keep you from making unhealthy choices.  Keep LEAN CUISINE® meals in the office freezer.  They’re convenient and packed with flavor.  Don’t just eat and run, either!  Savor every bite of your meal.  It’s your time to enjoy, after all!
 

How to Make the Most out of Your Lunch Break

I stocked up on LEAN CUISINE® meals during a recent trip to Walmart.  I found the new Marketplace and Marketplace Comfort items in the Healthy Entrees section of the freezer aisle, as well as the end cap in that aisle.  Look for a special offer from June 14-28 in the Superfridge in your store!
 
How to Make the Most out of Your Lunch Break

I managed to get LEAN CUISINE® Marketplace Vermont White Cheddar Mac & Cheese made with organic pasta, Marketplace Comfort Chicken in Sweet BBQ Sauce (gluten-free), Marketplace Sweet Sriracha Braised Beef (protein packed), and Spicy Beef & Bean Enchiladas (gluten-free).
 
All of these meals have proved to be quite delicious and satisfying!  I especially enjoyed the Sweet Sriracha Braised Beef and Spicy Beef & Bean Enchiladas.  If you like your food with a little heat, these meals are the way to go!
 
How to Make the Most out of Your Lunch Break

3. USE YOUR TIME WISELY

While you’re away from your desk, use your break to run small errands.  Have a post office or bank nearby?  Those are tasks that won’t take long.  You can continue to enjoy a good portion of your lunch break and you won’t have to worry about running around after work!

4. UNPLUG

It’s easy to want to stay glued to your gadgets during a break, checking social media or playing games.  Take the time to unplug.  Enjoy the warm weather, read a book, or take a walk.  LEAN CUISINE® meals are easy to warm up and take with you.  Enjoy this time of year and eat outside!
 

How to Make the Most out of Your Lunch Break

5. TALK TO A FRIEND

If you must have a gadget in your hand, take the time to talk to a friend.  If you know they take their lunch break the same time you do, meet up with them and talk face-to-face!  It’ll definitely put you in a great mood for the rest of your day!
 
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How do you enjoy your lunch break with meals from LEAN CUISINE®?

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