The 7 Best Packed Lunches For Working Women, According To A Dietician

The easiest, healthiest lunches for the girl on the move...


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Whip together a sandwich or simple salad the night before. Alternatively, put all your ingredients in a mini cooler-bag and assemble at the office. Bonus: They’re so healthy you get to chase them with dessert!

1. Simply delicious sandwich

Chicken breast with fat-free cottage cheese, cucumber and mushrooms on low GI seedbread.

2. Fill-you-up salad

Salad made with chickpeas, sugar snap peas, cooked beetroot, fresh basil, pumpkin seeds and goats cheese. For dessert: 1 portion fresh seasonal fruit.

3. Make-me-often sarmie

Ryebread with lean ham, gherkin, green leaves, mangetout and mustard. For dessert: 150g fat-free or low-fat yoghurt.

4. Restaurant-worthy salad

Salad made with chicken breast, baby potatoes, mini tomatoes, fine green beans and asparagus – toss with dressing made from 2 teaspoons olive oil and 2 teaspoons balsamic or white wine vinegar and chopped, fresh coriander.

5. The open sandwich

Mix canned tuna (in water), sliced red peppers, olives and green beans with 1 teaspoon mayonnaise and 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard. Put this topping on wholegrain bread for a Nicoise-style open sandwich. For dessert: 150g fat-free or low-fat yoghurt.

6. Fill-me-up salad

Salad with borlotti or red kidney beans, fat-free cottage cheese, steamed broccoli, peppadews, cucumber. For dessert: 1 portion fresh seasonal fruit.

7. Protein-packed salad

Salad with bulgar wheat or barley, sliced boiled egg, chopped fresh coriander, fresh edamame and cherry tomatoes. For dessert: 150g fat-free or low-fat yoghurt.

Try these four delicious desk lunches that don’t involve bread. Plus: 10 power breakfasts every active girl needs in her life!

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