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Benefits of Brown Bagging Lunch

Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Small conscious choices can make big differences. One of those choices is brown bagging lunch. I’m not always consistent but when it does happen I feel good about myself for more than one reason.

#1 – I have total control of the ingredients and how they are prepared. A restaurant salad can have the best intentions but be burdened by unnecessary fats, sugar, sodium and nitrates. At home I don’t use salad dressing and instead use lemon, salsa or good old EVOO.

#2 – Financially it just makes more sense. In other words it is how I justify fancy coffee.

#3 – Lastly I can support some of my other local favourite Junction businesses. This salad features organic veggies from Mama Earth Organics, Greek marinated chicken from my neighbours at Gourmeats and my go to salsa from Mad Mexican.

Here is today’s lunch:

  • 1/2 cup of canned, unsalted chickpeas
  • 1 large carrot diced
  • 1/2 cup diced cucumber
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup baked chicken
  • 2 heaping tablespoons of your favourite salsa

Here’s to small choices making big change!

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