Brown Bag Lunch Ideas For Grownups

A green lunch box filled with a healthy sandwich and fruits and vegetables

(BlackDoctor.org) — Packing healthy lunches and snacks to take to work or school offers many benefits. Healthy brown-bag meals can reduce fat, calories, and sodium in our diet, improving overall health. Smart choices can help us maintain a healthy weight.

To move lunch and snack time into a healthier direction:

• Choose foods with higher amounts of the nutrients we need: fiber, protein, calcium, and vitamin C.

• Avoid foods loaded with things we need to eat less of: saturated fat, sodium, and added sugar.