Healthy Eating
May 30, 2017 By Rosie Schwartz, RD
Eating well at work or play

Consider this: Fifty-eight per cent of workweek lunches are from quick-service restaurants. These oversized portions can throw off your blood sugar levels whether or not you have diabetes. Just as surprising, more than one-third of Canadians skip lunch completely, which can lower their productivity throughout the afternoon and lead to unhealthy food choices at night.

If you always buy lunch, how about making a change: Bring part of your lunch from home (such as a sandwich from leftovers), and then buy a salad while you are out on your noon break. Enjoy your favourite combinations, or try these tasty ideas from Marie Brown, a Halifax-based registered dietitian:

● Southwestern wrap: leftover chicken or turkey + avocado + lower-fat cheese + baby kale + tortilla

● Vegetarian bowl: leftover barley, rice, or quinoa + diced tomatoes + black beans + red onion + lime juice + hot sauce

To find out what else can you do and get recipe ideas, including our latest recipe video, read Eating Well at Work in the Spring 2017 issue of Diabetes Dialogue now. Click here for other Diabetes Dialogue articles. Subscribe now for just $24, and have each issue delivered directly to your inbox!

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