Many of us are currently in the home office due to the Corona crisis. We have put together a few recipes and tips for you so that we can eat healthily while working at home and do not put on unnecessary quarantine kilos.

Being in the home office presents many nutritional challenges, but also many advantages. So we are finally no longer externally controlled by the canteen offerings or the daily food trucks and are not incited to snack on sweets by colleagues. The risk of eating a much too large piece of birthday cake is also greatly reduced in the home office. At home we are our own chef and we determine what is on the table. To ensure that it is as healthy as possible and, in the best case, even serves as food for the nerves, it helps to take a closer look at the following tips and recipes.

7 tips for a healthy diet in the home office

  1. Do not take your meals in front of your PC , but instead sit at the table, on the couch or on the balcony – this way you eat much more consciously, you are more full and the change of location lets you switch off your head.
  2. Schedule fixed break times as if they were business appointments – otherwise it can quickly happen that you eat too much in between and therefore constantly.
  3. Allow yourself at least 20 minutes for each meal – only then will you feel full .
  4. If you get hungry in between , a few nuts, a carrot or pieces of tangerine are a good alternative to chocolate bars, biscuits and the like – this is how you provide the body with the vital substances it needs to stay healthy.
  5. Drink  at least 2 liters of water or unsweetened tea a day to stay focused and fit – you should avoid soft drinks and fruit juices because of their high sugar content.
  6. Plan your weekly shopping with a shopping list and check beforehand in the refrigerator and pantry what is already there – this saves time and money and prevents unhealthy purchases.
  7. Cook as freshly as possible and only use bag soup, ready-made pizzas, etc. in exceptional cases, otherwise performance will drop rapidly – our recipes show you how quick and easy this can be.

Supplies for a healthy diet in the home office

These products help you to eat healthily in the home office and are real brain food. You can buy them in advance when you go shopping for the week and change them into great recipes again and again. 

  • Whole wheat pasta and rice
  • Potatoes or sweet potatoes
  • Legumes like chickpeas, beans or lentils
  • Millet, bulgur or couscous
  • Onions and garlic 
  • Carrots, beets, radishes or parsnips
  • Frozen vegetables and fruits – great for smoothies or in yoghurt
  • Passed tomatoes and tomato paste
  • For exotic flavors: coconut milk, curry paste, ginger
  • Nuts such as almonds, hazelnuts or walnuts (this is also great for making nut milk – just mix with water)
  • Kernels and seeds such as chia seeds or pumpkin seeds
  • Smoked fish – plenty of healthy omega-3 fatty acids serve as food for the nerves

With this in mind, #stayathomeandcook and stay healthy!

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