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how to make the most of lunch breaks

This one’s for all our grazers stuck at the office or at the library when you’d rather be outside. We’ve got good news - it’s important to take a break, refuel, and get a change of scenery. Lunchtime is the perfect opportunity.

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different locations

We know how easy it is to get stuck eating at your desk. Not only is this super unhygienic, it also means your day turns into one long slog. This summer, grab everything you need and head to your nearest green space.

Remember, habit makes time go quicker, so if you really want to make your break feel longer, try going somewhere different every day!

Find your local park
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different food

It’s so easy to pack the same thing for lunch each day, but the world is your oyster when it comes to easily portable dishes! Bring some excitement to your food this summer…

  • make a layered salad jar or a nourishment bowl
  • cook batches of soup and freeze individual portions
  • make bigger dinners and repurpose the leftovers
  • search online for recipe inspiration
  • Don’t lose your finds in the depths of the internet, try saving the new lunch ideas you like in a Pinterest board.
Check out our Pinterest board
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different people

Staying with the theme of breaking habits - if your job means you spend the day alone at your desk, or if you spend the day studying on your own, try to interact with people over your lunch break.

Alternatively, if you spend the whole day on the phone or face to face with customers, clients and colleagues, perhaps take some time and space for yourself.

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different activity

Spending the whole day sat at a desk can do real damage to your posture and circulation. Go for a 20 minute stroll before or after eating, or try a yoga sequence to get your blood flowing again.

If you spend the day on your feet, or if your job involves heavy lifting or running around (after small children, for example) then make an effort to sit down, relax, and breathe. Read a book, listen to a calming playlist, or try a mini meditation.

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different snacks

If you like to upgrade your sandwich or salad with a packet of crisps or a chocolate bar, try swapping them for some wholesome exciting snacks like our veggie crisps, as well as sweet treats like our famous flapjacks.

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