Whether we buy lunch or bring a pack lunch to work, due to convenience and lack of thought, what we eat can become rather boring, monotonous and not necessarily stimulate us nutritionally. This could result in our cognitive performance diminishing and we may struggle to get through a long afternoon of meetings/work in the office.
Why not try some of the suggestions below to help us stay alert, contribute to our five a day and of course …… help with our digestive health.
- Apricot, raisin and roasted vegetable wholemeal cous cous – This will contribute to your five a day, is filling and the wholemeal cous cous will also not only add texture but also increase your fibre intake, improve overall digestive health and keep us fuller for longer.
- Mexican bean salad – The spices used add vibrant flavours to quite bland ingredients as well as being a good source of fibre.
- Banana and Blueberry muffins – Try using wholemeal flour instead of refined or white flour. This help to increase our fibre intake, add texture to the muffins and most importantly help keep our bowel movements regular. The banana will provide us with a source of potassium and blueberries, which are known to be a ‘Super food’, are packed with antioxidants and vitamins such as C and A.
- Zucchini Muffins – Yes, this sounds an unusual combination however savoury foods often make delicious ‘guilt free’ treats. Why not experiment and try other vegetable combinations. It will definitely be a fun way in aiming to achieve your five a day.