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Lunch Ideas For a Stressful Day at Work

Five Lunch Ideas For a Stressful Day at Work

We can prepare for some crazy work days, while others sneak up on us like a bad dream. The effects that stress can have on our bodies isn't pretty: From neck and shoulder tension to sleep problems, and accelerated blood pressure, it would do a world of good to try and reduce the amount of stress in our lives when possible.

When you're approaching a day that you know will be filled with more obstacles than most, pack a lunch that could help you fight the overwhelming stress. According to Health.com, these vitamin B rich foods can give your overall well-being a boost: whole grains, bananas, avocados, chicken, spinach, and broccoli. To see my ideas on how to incorporate these ingredients in your lunches,

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  1. Make a nut-butter and banana sandwich on whole wheat bread.
  2. Toss a total stress-buster salad of spinach, avocado, chicken, and broccoli.
  3. Roll up a healthy chicken burrito in a whole wheat tortilla with guacamole and veggies.
  4. Concoct a cheap and easy stir fry with spinach, chicken, broccoli, and brown rice.
  5. Spread avocado on a sandwich made with whole wheat bread.

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Spectra Spectra 8 years
I wish I could predict which days would be more stressful than others. I just never know what's coming my way from day to day...some days are relatively calm and other days it's like all hell breaks loose in the hospital. Still, I try to eat a lunch with some sort of complex carb (usually whole wheat bread and some cut up veggies) and protein (sometimes nut butter, sometimes an egg). It definitely helps me cope with the stress!
almostloli almostloli 8 years
go STRESS BUSTER saladddddddddd! :D
FITnFAB FITnFAB 8 years
Yum, love the ideas and definitely going to try the salad above, sounds yummy! Earlier today when looking for some great breakfasts I found this video with similar fun and healthy ideas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fyfNLuVFMM
Advah Advah 8 years
Thanks; the idea of avocado on brown bread's just made me super hungry!
marie-lee marie-lee 8 years
jessr1214...I thought the girl in the pic was eating cereal.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
thanks!
jessr1214 jessr1214 8 years
mmm...this made me hungry. it also made me giggle that the girl in the picture is eating something that looks suspiciously like mac & cheese.
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
Sounds good!
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