Monday, September 19
Eating healthy at the office is just about as easy and fun as a root canal. Sometimes, no amount of convincing from your inner voice, your wife, or even the dude with the six-pack and ridiculous biceps is enough to get you to finish that sandpaper-esque sandwich you’ve stuffed with all the right grassy greens. Not to worry, though! There are some great restaurants around town that offer healthy dishes that won’t leave your taste buds or your conscience resenting you. Below are our insider choices for healthy meal alternatives.
Tuna Wrap Low in saturated fat, and a good source of protein, phosphorus, Vitamins B6 and 12, and a bunch of other good stuff, you can’t go wrong with tuna. When thrown in with tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber, and wrapped up in whole wheat tortilla (for more fiber!), you’ve got yourself a hearty, healthy lunch that’s rich in flavor. Remember to leave off the mayo or dressing, though; those are drenched in calories.
Black Bean Burrito Known for its varied flavors, colorful decoration, and festive array of spices and ingredients, Mexican food can be your authentic choice for a well-rounded meal. When watching your diet, say hola! to black beans, rice and salsa. Black beans are high in fiber and protein, but low in fat, while salsa adds that extra zing to bland meals. For a healthy alternative, choose whole wheat flour tortillas.
Skinless Chicken Breast The skinless chicken breast has gained ubiquity in the freezers of healthy eaters worldwide, and for good reason. High in protein, low in fat, this poultry favorite doesn’t have to be boring when seasoned or marinated to perfection, and then grilled, baked, broiled or roasted, which are the healthiest ways to cook it. Stay away from those dripping in butter or gravy, or you’ll be wishing you’d gotten health insurance.
Now you know that the next time you order in at the office, you can still take your taste buds for a ride without the guilt. What are your favorite healthy choices?