With the latest step announced on the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown in the UK, many of us are preparing to return to work in the office. As some people might have worked from home or been furloughed on and off for over a year now due to the covid-19 pandemic, the thought of returning to work may seem like a daunting prospect.
However, a healthy diet and good overall health will do a lot towards protecting your immune system and allowing you to enjoy your newfound freedom. Therefore, it is important to maintain a good diet when we go back to the office, and throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
To make sure you keep eating healthy as you return to work, here are some of our favourite meal prep lunch ideas for the office.
6 Meal Prep Lunch Ideas Perfect For Returning To The Office
Burrito bowls are a cheap and simple meal prep idea for your lunch in the office. Plus, they are easily customisable with whatever you might have laying around your house, or they can be personalised to your diet and tastes. Start with a bed of rice, sweetcorn, and black or pinto beans. Top with chipotle spiced chicken, beef, a veggie substitute, or jackfruit. Then, add a little salsa, guacamole, griddled veggies, and finish with a handful of lettuce, cheese, and a healthy dollop of Greek yoghurt or sour cream.
Pro tip: if you have a weight loss diet goal, swap out the rice for cauliflower rice, and load up with fat-free yoghurt and reduced-fat cheese.
Thai Glass Noodle Salad
A Thai glass noodle salad can be eaten cold or lukewarm and is packed full of nutrients making it one of the ultimate healthy lunch ideas. Top off your glass noodles with fresh vegetables, pork, chicken, or beef, and some crushed peanuts. You can also top with a fillet of salmon if you are a pescatarian.
Pro tip: Drizzle the whole thing generously with ginger, lime, chilli, and coriander dressing before tucking in.
If you are a little unsure, a buddha bowl is typically a vegetarian or vegan one-bowl meal that includes rice, legumes, vegetables, and plant proteins, making it the perfect meal prep lunch for all diet goals. Here at Diets 2 Go, we love a buddha bowl with a quinoa base, chickpeas, carrots, cabbage, and onion. And you absolutely cannot forget the tangy tahini dressing.
Pro tip: Play with the ratio of the buddha bowl components to suit your diet goals. For bodybuilding meals, add more quinoa and chickpeas, or replace them with brown rice and beans.
Caprese Chicken Salad
Another one of our simple and healthy lunch ideas is a gorgeous Caprese salad. Simplicity at its finest, a Caprese salad comprises tomatoes, mozzarella, fresh basil, and a trickle of balsamic glaze. This is easily adaptable for all meal prep goals, including bodybuilding meal prep.
Pro tip: Simply add a grilled chicken breast for lean protein and even a spoonful of couscous.
You don’t have to feel pressured to do your lunch meal prep at the start of the week, every week. Don’t let work stress get in the way of your diet goals, and force you to forgo healthy meals. Simply do some meal prep which can easily be frozen. For example, a hearty lentil soup, or any soup for that matter, can be portioned and frozen, ready for you to defrost the night before and quickly microwave on your lunch break, keeping you fuelled all day.
Pro tip: Remember to spice and season your soup well, and let it cool before freezing.
Hummus Lunch Box
A hummus lunch box is a fantastic no-cook meal prep lunch. However, there is nothing worse than when your hummus and cucumber makes your pitta limp, especially when it is paired with supermarket-bought pre-cut carrot sticks! Instead, invest in a lunch box that has lots of compartments and dividers to build yourself a lunch that lasts. Fill up your compartments with hummus, olives, freshly cut carrot sticks, cucumber, peppers, and pitta, and revel in the crunch and freshness when it gets to lunchtime.
Pro tip: To stop your cut vegetables from going soggy, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator with some paper towel inside. The paper towel will soak up any extra moisture and keep them crisp.
Let Diets 2 Go do your lunch meal prep for you, with these order meal prep tasty healthy meals for a variety of diet goals and tastes.
Piri Piri Chicken Thighs with Wedges | 13g Protein, 27g Carbs, 13g Fat
These chicken thighs are fiery and fragrant. They are marinated for 72 hours and flame-grilled to seal in all the flavour, for a wonderful Diets 2 Go take on a Portuguese classic. Our delicious chicken thighs are served with sweet potato wedges and dressed petit pois.
Creamy Tomato Beef Linguine | 27g Protein, 22g Carbs, 11g Fat
Our creamy tomato beef linguine is so much better than your average spaghetti Bolognese. Not only is it mouth-watering, but ground beef is a food of choice for many bodybuilders, whether they are bulking or cutting. Even better, the pasta we use is gluten-free, making it suitable for all diets.
Honey Glazed Salmon Noodles | 31g Protein, 39g Carbs, 28g Fat
Salmon is a great choice for building lean muscle mass, and the Omega-3 fatty acids in the fish can help to increase muscle gains and keep them healthy. Each tender 120g fillet is packed with protein. We oven-roast them to perfection before adding a sweet honey glaze dressing, with a drizzle of lemon, before frying it on our flat grill.
Tuna Pasta | 20g Protein, 38g Carbs, 2.5g Fat
Tuna pasta has been a classic meal prep lunch for decades, so, to keep things fresh, we put a little spin on a classic. This delicious West African inspired pasta dish can also be good for those wishing to build lean mass. The Omega-3 found in tuna can slow the loss of muscle mass that comes with age, proving that you are never too old to get fit and healthy.
Black Bean Burger with Wedges | 14g Protein, 41g Carbs, 7g Fat
If anyone says you cannot have a bodybuilding meal plan on a vegan diet, they are wrong. Black beans and other beans and legumes are packed full of all the things you need for bodybuilding. Our bean burgers are handcrafted and lightly fried until golden brown. They are served with sweet potato wedges, broccoli, and petit pois.
Sweet Potato Falafel with Noodles | 9.2g Protein, 67g Carbs, 11g Fat
A Diets 2 Go take on a classic Mediterranean dish, this sweet potato falafel is high in vitamin C, vitamin A, dietary fibre, and vital minerals. Rich and satisfying, this sweet potato falafel and noodles will not only keep you full all day but support your gut health to improve health from the inside out.
Who Says You Can’t Have Breakfast For Lunch?
Breakfast Frittata | 14g Protein, 5g Carbs, 16g Fat
Eggs are an excellent source of high-quality protein, healthy fats, and other nutrients. This makes our delicious Breakfast Frittata perfect for those who want to gain lean mass. These bite-sized omelettes are packed with spinach, pepper, radish, petit pois, and spring onions. We recommend serving with a spoonful of beans.
Full English Breakfast | 20g Protein, 22g Carbs, 18g Fat
Fried foods are always a no go for losing weight or gaining muscle, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up a good old English fry up with this classic full English breakfast with a healthy twist. This dish contains chicken chorizo sausages, a fried tomato, our take on a hash brown, mushrooms, eggs, and organic baked beans.
Finish Off Your Lunch With Dessert
Protein Balls – Coconut Flavour | 25g Protein, 9g Carbs, 3.5g Fat
Many bodybuilders take dietary supplements to increase their protein intake. However, why not get your protein in the form of these delicious coconut flavour protein balls? They are perfect for a quick dessert or an afternoon treat.
How We Can Help
From bodybuilding meals to meal prep that will support your diet goals, Diet 2 Go is here to support you.
Here at Diets 2 Go, we offer a variety of order meal prep services to suit everyone.
When it comes to our meal prep prices, there are a few different options to choose from. Select whether you need our help for either 5, 6 or 7 days per week, and then decide whether you want to be provided with 2, 3, 4 or 5 meals per day. This means that whether you have weight loss diet goals, or require more frequent bodybuilding meals, we have the plan to suit you.
Once you place your order with Diets 2 Go, our chefs take great pride in preparing your meals, using fresh ingredients to tailor everything towards your personal diet goals. Your selected meals are then delivered to any location in the UK (mainland only). You can also benefit from free delivery nationwide on all meals, and up to 10% off on any monthly order placed.
This means that you could get your Diets 2 Go meals delivered directly to work. No more forgetting your lunch on the way to work or making excuses as to why you don’t have time to eat healthily. Whether it is your home, office, or hotel, we will deliver your meals directly and securely to support you in your diet goals towards a healthier you.
Get in touch today to begin your journey with Diets 2 Go
Take your time to browse our full menu and pricelist, and when our delicious healthy recipes tempt you, just get in touch. Contact us today on 01257 369531 or INFO@DIETS2GO.CO.UK to learn more about our dishes and delivery system.
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