Friday Five Kick-Off Post: The Office Lunch

Welcome to the inaugural Friday Five blog post!  Each week I will choose one topic based on something I either heard or saw that interested me during the week and link to five articles related to that topic.  I hope you find them interesting as well!

Happy colors help an office lunch go from sad to glad!


This week, my interest was piqued by an interview I heard this week on a broadcast of Marketplace on Nashville Public Radio (90.3 FM) regarding the often mundane office lunch.  Having resolved (again) to eat healthier foods this year, I have been looking for ways to easily and affordably make my own packed lunches less “sad”.  The interview had some great ideas, so I spent a few minutes Googling for more and came up with this list.  Enjoy . . . or bon appétit!




  1. How to make lunch at your desk less sad – From
  2. Eating protein and salty foods at lunch causes food comas, says new study – From Independent
  3. Lunch al Desko: Upgrade Your Midday Meal – From
  4. The Etiquette of Eating Lunch at Work – From Kitchn
  5. Cheap Healthy Lunch Ideas for Work – From Eating Well

Ten Ways to Fight Stress

No matter how much you like your job, your kids, or your life in general, we all have those days.  Here are ten tips for keeping stress at bay.

1.  Take a brisk walk (or quick jog) to start the day or during breaks throughout the day.

Several studies have shown that those who start their day with a morning jog or exercise have less stress and burn more fat throughout the day.  If you aren’t able to jog, start with a brisk walk around your neighborhood.

Take periodic breaks throughout the day and walk around your neighborhood or office building.  I keep a pair of slip-on athletic shoes at work so I can easily and quickly put them on without worrying about socks or tying laces.

Continue reading “Ten Ways to Fight Stress”

Options for Healthy Office Lunches via All You Magazine

Great options for healthy office lunches from All You Magazine.



What is your go-to office lunch option?  Do you try to keep something healthy on hand for those days when you can’t get away for forget to pack something?