Does this sound familiar? You work during school hours which means you have roughly 5 or 6 hours to work per day. You’re busy during those hours and although you work from home where there is a kitchen available, you often opt for an unhealthy lunch out of convenience and because it’s quick.
This was me. I found I was either not eating lunch at all or opting for a quick snack of toast rather than something nutrient dense to nourish my body.
Being a productivity and mindset coach, I’m all about efficiency and looking after the mind
To this end, I decided it was time to come up with some simple make ahead lunch ideas for mumpreneurs like me. This ensures I look after my energy levels, keep my productivity high and feed my mind.
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I am not one of those mums that uses my Sunday for meal prepping for the week ahead. My weekends are too important for that. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s a great idea to do the cooking for the week on Sunday, I just know that it’s not for me.
I prefer to cook up a batch of something once in a while, or while I’m preparing a family meal and freeze them. Or I prepare my lunch at breakfast time as if I worked in an office away from home and needed to take lunch.
Here are some simple make ahead lunch ideas
Make Ahead Lunch Bowls
If you like a healthy salad or lunch bowl you can prepare the majority of it the night before or at breakfast time. Here is a great site to get lunch bowl ideas.
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Eat the Same as Your Kids
Do you prepare a packed lunch for your kids to take to school or daycare? If you do this the night before or in the morning; make an extra one for you that you leave in the fridge.
This isn’t exactly make ahead, but it is quick. Some days a smoothie is just what the doctor ordered. As long as it is jam packed with goodness then it is healthy and filling. My go to ingredients for a delicious smoothie are cacao, berries, spinach, avocado, banana, chia seed, almond milk or almonds/cashews and water. Sometimes I might even add some broccoli!
Eating a well balanced diet is one of the ways entrepreneurs can stay on track towards success. I hope this helps you eat a better lunch despite being a busy mumpreneur.
I’d love to know what your go to lucnh options are. Feel free to leave me a comment.