Why pack your lunch? Because it’s a healthier option and you always know what you’re going to get. And by adding the right amount of protein, it makes your afternoons so much better. Here are a few packing tips:
By the time lunch rolls around, you might be feeling a bit sluggish. Protein not only helps fuel your body and brain, it also allows you to stay on task throughout the afternoon. Protein also makes you feel fuller longer. Try packing Hiland Dairy Cottage Cheese (a half cup will get you 13-14 grams of protein) or cubed Hiland Dairy Cheddar Cheese (just 1 ounce will get you 7 grams of protein). Learn more about dairy’s high-quality protein (and you can even register to win a Hiland Protein Prize Pack!).
Steer clear from ingredients that will spike your blood sugar levels. When your body sugar crashes, it makes you want to snack right after you eat. If you have a sweet tooth, pack your favorite flavor of Hiland Dairy Yogurt for a sweet treat that’s packed with protein!
If you don’t have access to a refrigerator during the workday, fill a repurposed 8-ounce Hiland Dairy Sour Cream container with water (about half way) and freeze overnight. Pop it into your lunch tote for an instant ice pack.
If you spend $10 a day eating out, that’s $300 a month. If you simply pack your lunch every day, use the extra money for a vacation fund like a true diva!
~The Dairy Diva
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