Nutrition 101: What I eat for lunch on day 6 of a meal plan

Nutrition 101: What I eat for lunch on day 6 of a meal plan
Heather Nicholds, C.H.N.

Vegan Nutrition 101: Part 6

What I eat for lunch on Day 6 + sneak peek of a vegan meal plan

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Why does a healthy lunch matter?

Lose Weight. If you’re trying to lose weight, lunch out with friends or coworkers is such an easy way to stray off course. It might not seem like a big deal, but a bad choice at lunch can make a huge difference.

Gain Energy. If you eat healthy food for lunch, you’re giving your body fuel and energy for the rest of your afternoon. If you’re prone to the 3 o’clock slump, try having healthy lunch meals and see what it difference it makes.

Save Money. As cheap as fast food seems, it’s always cheaper to make your own lunch from healthy whole foods. You might pay more up front when you go grocery shopping, but when you average out the number of meals you make it’s much more affordable.

Feel Awesome. When you eat healthy lunches, your body gets the nutrients and energy it needs so you feel fantastic. You also start feeling good about yourself because you’re doing something beneficial for your body.

That’s a positive feedback cycle – or an upward spiral.

Sneak Peek: Eat like me for a day!

To give you a peek at what’s going on in the meal plan program, and to show you how I eat for a whole day, I’ve set up special access for you to check out this lunch recipe + the full day 6 of one of my meal plans. Here’s how to get in:

  1. Sign up for free access here: Sneak peek meal plan registration
  2. Head to the dynamic portion calculator to enter your info and get portions tailored to your personal energy needs.
  3. Head to the recipes for Friday and get started!

Just a note, the lunch and dinner use leftovers from things that were cooked earlier in the week, so if you follow the plan there won’t be as much cooking to do on Friday – mostly just pulling your creations out of the fridge to enjoy!

Following vs. Improvising

To be honest, I don’t follow my own plan too strictly. The bowl recipe in this video is a variation, because I tweaked a few of the ingredients based on what I had in my garden and fridge. One big tweak was that I made a new dressing rather than using the soup for dressing! Nothing in set in stone.

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The plan has all the details so you don’t have to plan any of it yourself – but if you like to improvise, the plan can serve as a base.

Either way, it will show you exactly how to get all the nutrients you need as a vegan – the key 5 that I mentioned in video 1, as well as some others that aren’t usually emphasized enough in most peoples’ diets (like selenium, zinc, all the B vitamins, etc).

The plan gives you recipes for all your meals, portioned according to your individual energy (calorie) needs.

Not signed up for this series? Get in on the full Vegan Nutrition 101, by registering over on the left.

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