Coffee2Go has long since taken over street cafés and bakeries and is a part of day-to-day life. Early in the morning, people walk to work with a coffee cup in their hands – it’s so practical. And it’s just as convenient to get your food for the day “on the go”.
So, it’s nice to see that the choices continue to grow and, besides classic fast food, there is actually a huge selection available. Takeaway options may include muesli rolls, breakfast bagels or a variety of toasted lunchtime snacks. Increasingly, the focus is not only on the enjoyment factor but also on the nutritional values. By enjoying balanced options and the right combinations, to-go can also be healthy!
What to look for?
#breakfast on-the-go: Particularly at breakfast, it’s important to ensure a sufficient intake of fibre. Oat flakes, flax or chia seeds are rich in dietary fibre. If these valuable ingredients are already included in the bread roll, they ensure long-lasting satiety to easily keep you going until midday.
#lunch in the office: Mixed salads in glass jars are currently very popular. If you bring your food from home and grab a fresh bread roll from the bakery on the way, you’re good to go. For the perfect lunch, the salad should contain fresh and crispy ingredients like various types of vegetables, a delicious dressing with fresh herbs and a good source of protein. This could be a mixed salad with fresh tomatoes and cucumber slices, as well as protein-rich chickpeas or sheep’s cheese. You don’t need a carbohydrate component like couscous or pasta – in this case you have the bread roll.
#snacking between meals: fresh ancient-grain-waffles with seasonal fruit can provide a special power boost between meals. Fresh fruit delivers more vitamins, fibre and antioxidants than jam, for example, and the sweetness of the fruit is often quite sufficient. That makes the waffle taste even better – perfect for a quick bite between appointments or as light refreshment during a shopping trip ;-)
#dinner: Busy people shouldn’t feel guilty if their time allows for nothing more than a filled bread roll in the evening. Basically, there is nothing wrong with not having a hot meal at night. What matters is, of course, the content. Here, again, don’t forget the protein. Juicy ham served with colourful vegetables or a ciabatta with herby cottage cheese or an egg spread are mouth-watering options.
If you do #sport after work, make sure that the snack you eat beforehand is easy to digest and not too heavy on the stomach during training. In this case, go for varieties with less fibre, like Kaiser rolls or ciabatta. No matter what you choose, allow for 1 – 2 hours before sport.
At this point, it must be said that it’s important to make time for eating. It’s great that there are so many things to eat on the go, but that does not mean you should eat all your meals while walking. Still, it is good to know what’s important when you need a quick bite, because food should also be practical.
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