Get out of the house and get on with everyday life! For lots of people, this means eating on the go: be it on the way to work, at lunchtime or between kid’s gymnastics and parents’ evenings. But more often than not, eating on the go is quick but by no means healthy – well, what else can you expect when you're eating fries that are fresh out of the chip pan in the fast food joint, or when that sandwich you bought from the bakery is swimming in sauce? As soon as you start consciously preparing and making your own meals at home using fresh ingredients which are high in fibre and contain lots of vitamins, you can replace that old unhealthy packed lunch with a properly balanced meal!
Muesli has been regarded as a healthy option for a long time, but now there are all sorts of kinds available, plus there are even “muesli bars” – special shops where customers can put together their own creations. But a healthy breakfast muesli is something you can also quickly rustle up at home.
To make five portions of crunchy muesli:
(perfect for a working week)
Here’s how it’s done: Mix all the ingredients together, then gently toast them in a pan. Spread onto a baking sheet and bake in the oven at 150 degrees for 30 minutes. Now your muesli base is ready! Once the mixture has cooled down completely, you’ll need to keep it in an airtight container.
Depending how you like it, you can pimp up your muesli in the morning by adding some fresh fruit such as apples or berries and a dollop of natural yoghurt.
For on the go: the CLIP & GO joghurt box is 100% safe and leak-proof and keeps all the different elements apart during transport – and thanks to the flexible folding edge, you can simply mix them up when you’re ready to eat.
Pasta and salad: probably the greatest love story since Romeo & Juliet. And with some healthy vegetables, a slug of high-quality vegetable oil and the right kind of dough, the classic Italian pasta salad can also make a balanced, healthy main meal that’s perfect for a packed lunch. The most important rule is to stay away from durum wheat semolina pasta and go for wholemeal and spelt pasta instead. These alternatives contain more fibre, plus they are less calorific and keep you feeling full for longer.
To make two generous portions pasta salad:
Here’s how it’s done: Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packet. Mix the vinegar with the salt, pepper, sugar and oil to make a sauce, then stir the mixture into the pasta and set aside. Roughly chop the peppers, then sauté them in a pan and season to taste. Tear the mozzarella apart and sift it into the pasta along with the sautéed chunks of pepper. Garnish your Italian salad with 3 tablespoons of pesto and some basil.
For on the go: Safely transport your pasta salad in the CLIP & GO salad box, which features integrated inserts where you can keep any toppings such as basil leaves or walnuts until you’re ready to mix them all together and eat. There’s even a small separate container with room for the dressing or the pesto: that way, everything will keep its flavour and stay nice and crisp.
Much like muesli, the original British sandwich has been enjoying a revival of late. Little wonder, as it can be reinvented on an almost daily basis. If it tastes good, it goes. But healthy is best if possible – why not try a fitness-boosting option?
For a sandwich:
Here’s how it’s done: Throw together some balsamic, oil, honey, salt and pepper to make a dressing, then set aside. Chop the tomato into thin strips, wash the rocket and toast the pine nuts in a pan (without any oil!). Toast the bread and spread with cream cheese. Mix the rocket with the dressing and place it on top of the bread. Then add the tomato slices, pine nuts, parmesan and basil. Finally, cut the open sandwich in half diagonally and fold it together. Done!
For on the go: The CLIP & GO sandwich box with triangular insert is the perfect place to keep your fitness-boosting sandwich when you're out and about, plus there’s also space for additional snacks such as chopped vegetables.
Now let them say than eating on the go is unhealthy! Far from it – EMSA wishes you bon appétit!