Tick Tock: Eating on the Clock
Is your “lunch break” actually a break? Or do you find yourself scarfing down food with one hand and responding to emails with the other? Even worse, are you skipping lunch altogether?
According to a study conducted in 2018 on lunchtime habits, 51 percent of American workers said it is rare or unrealistic to take a proper lunch break, with as many as 30 percent regularly eating lunch at their desks.
Luckily, a tasty lunch doesn’t have to be sacrificed in the interest of saving time. Rather than skipping meals or waiting in line, make the most of your noon hour by preparing a quick and easy lunch that can be eaten on the go.
Turkey is packed with energy-boosting vitamins and nutrients and an ideal choice for a healthy, delicious meal on the go. Check out a few time-saving hacks for sprucing up your office lunch game without scrimping on taste or nutritional value.
Don’t reinvent the wheel. A classic turkey wrap is a great way to get nutritious protein into your diet without the hassle of re-heating. This California Turkey Club Wrap by Tastes Lovely is simple yet tasty and will keep you energized through the afternoon slump! Make these wraps the night before or store in your fridge for up to three days as a grab-n-go option.
Make it snappy. Change things up by adding a little creativity to your lunchbox. This Turkey Waffle Sandwich not only takes 15 minutes to prepare, but this fun lunch option will also be the talk of the office while saving you time in the kitchen. It’s even a fun twist on a breakfast favorite to add to your kid’s lunch box!
Stay on the grind. Ground turkey is a household staple if you’re looking to meal prep for the week ahead. Beat the Monday scaries with Cooking Light’s Turkey Taco Burritos, and you’ll be dreaming of vacation from the workroom. Dress it up with your favorite taco toppings or keep it simple on the sauce for a lighter approach.
When turkey is on the menu, there is no excuse not to unplug and simply enjoy your lunch break. Sit back and enjoy a protein-packed meal. Don’t worry – those emails will be there when you get back!