Healthy foods to eat at work

Posted Nov. 29, 2010, at 12:08 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 30, 2010, at 1:36 p.m.
A salad of cheese, tomatoes and greens can be a delicious way to energize your afternoons.
A salad of cheese, tomatoes and greens can be a delicious way to energize your afternoons.

The non-profit George Mateljan Foundation recently posted on its website suggestions for healthy eating while at work. The website, whfoods.org — for The World’s Healthiest Foods — offers some pretty good ideas. One suggestion was this: “A lunch of precut crudités from the market (carrots, peppers, celery, etc.), a can of salmon, sardines or tuna, a single serving packet of dressing, and some whole wheat crackers is another option. ”

But we thought you could do better.

So what do you take for lunch when you are determined to eat right and skip the chips? Do you bring in leftovers from last night’s dinner, a salad or a yogurt (and what happens at 3:30 pm when you’re really hungry again)?

Here are some office lunch ideas we’ve heard recently:

Tuna salad

Hard boiled eggs

Soybean butter or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches

Mini bagels and cream cheese

Cream cheese and cucumber sandwiches

Yogurt

Pasta and sauce

Pasta salad

Add your comments in the section below to offer healthy ways to fuel your workdays.

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