As busy women, we don’t always have the time to make sure we get the nutrition we actually need to live our busy lives. Ironic, isn’t it? Proper nutritional intake will only make your daily life better. You will have more energy, feel better about yourself and experience mental peace.
Of course, you can get food anywhere, but the best food is still what you make yourself in your kitchen. Unprocessed and fresh.
Now you may be thinking “do I have to lug all this around in a shopping bag?” and “I’m on the road all day. How will my food stay tasty?”
With our BrunchBag you take healthy lunch and snacks with you wherever you go. It stays cool – practical – and you look stylish. The best of both world!
If you’re still wondering what to bring, we’ve collected our favorite, quick and balanced meals for the day. All meals can easily be prepared in advance for several days.
1 / Breakfast
Not everyone likes a full breakfast – that’s what Sunday brunches are for – or has the time to sit quietly at the breakfast table. Still, it’s important to have a good first meal in as soon as you do have the time. So here we choose something light but balanced with enough protein and not too high in carbohydrates for a stable blood sugar level.
- Sweet: A Greek or plant-based yogurt supplemented with superfoods like blueberries, chia, pumpkin seeds and flaxseed. You can add another scoop of protein powder for extra protein.
- Savory: A boiled or fried egg with chicken or tofu as a protein source.
2 / Lunch
For our lunch we will go for salad. Try to provide enough protein, vegetables and healthy fats here as well. Keep the amount of carbohydrates limited for stable blood sugar. Get your energy from vegetables richer in carbohydrates such as pumpkin, legumes and cauliflower.
Our favorite salad:
And mix of different leafy greens of your choice. We supplement this with vegetables such as, beet, carrot, cucumber and tomato. Seasonal vegetables are highly recommended. They are cheaper, more sustainable, and just what your body needs. Then add a protein source of your choice. You can choose from chicken, tofu or even chickpeas. Whatever works for you. As a healthy source of fats, we opt for a dressing made of olive oil and balsamic with different herbs and spices.
3 / Snack
There are proponents and opponents of snacks. Some swear by 2-3 good meals a day and others add 1-2 snacks. We recommend that everyone make the choice for themselves. Above all, choose a nutritious snack that won’t give you an extra energy dip. We all love hummus with greens, a refreshing smoothie, roasted chickpeas, a piece of banana cake with coffee, or a piece of dark chocolate. Go for something that keeps your blood sugar stable and also makes you happy.
There are days when we can still use a little extra to get through the day. Our favorite energy boosters are a matcha latte, a ginger shot or self-made cocoa drink with almond milk, cocoa powder and a sprinkle of cinnamon.