How To Pack Healthy And Inexpensive Lunches

October 4, 2011 Updated Oct 4, 2011 at 10:08 PM EDT

By WKBW News

October 4, 2011 Updated Oct 4, 2011 at 10:08 PM EDT

(WKBW/Cleveland Clinic) What do you eat for lunch? Studies show people want lunch fast, portable, and inexpensive!

In fact, they will consider price before nutritional value, but if you plan ahead, nutritionist say can build yourself a lunch that is healthy for both your body and your budget.

Dietitians say your healthy lunch could start with dinner the night before. They say always cook something extra for lunch the next day.

Dietitians say if you're not cooking dinner the night before, take that time to pack your lunch instead.

They recommend making yourself a wrap, putting some soup in a thermos, or cutting up some apples to dip in honey. Also, plan your lunches when you're doing your shopping and only shop the perimeter of the store.

They recommend any protein that has less than four legs, so any
chicken or turkey without skin. Also, canned tuna or salmon are good choices to make.

Dietitians also say shop for things that have the
least amount of preservatives, like fresh fruits fresh and vegetables and recommend staying away from the center aisles when you're packing your lunch.

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