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

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

7 tips for healthy eating in the home office

  1. Do not take the meals in front of the PC , but instead sit at the table, on the couch or on the balcony – this way you eat much more consciously, 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 quickly happens that you eat too much in between and therefore constantly.
  3. Take 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 candy bars, cookies and Co. – so you provide the body with the necessary vital substances that 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 what is already there in the fridge and storage cellar – this saves time and money and prevents unhealthy pleasure shopping.
  7. Cook as freshly as possible and only use baguette soup, ready-made pizza and the like in exceptional cases, as otherwise your performance will drop rapidly – our recipes will show you how quickly and easily this can be done.

Supplies for healthy eating in the home office

These products help you to eat healthy in the home office and are real brain food. You can buy them in stock during your weekly shopping and always change them into great recipes. 

  • Whole grain pasta and rice
  • Potatoes or sweet potatoes
  • Legumes such as chickpeas, beans or lentils
  • Millet, bulgur or couscous
  • Onions and garlic 
  • Carrots, beetroot, radish or parsnips
  • Frozen vegetables and frozen 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 also makes wonderful nut milk making – 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 nerve food

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