How much do you spend on your lunch? Many of us opt for a supermarket meal deal on the way into work as it is convenient and often good value. Most of the supermarket meal deal will cost £3, it usually includes a main, a snack and a drink. Often the meal deal works out significantly cheaper than buying each item separately.
When buying these deals I often look at the cost value. I then pick an expensive drink and make the most of the offer. However what many of us might not be looking at, is the calories. We also often ignore the bigger question around how healthy our supermarket meal deal really is.
Trust Two have put together a fun infographic which identifies the most healthy and the not so healthy lunches that the nation choses.
After looking at the infographic it is rather surprising to see one of the most unhealthiest has a whopping 1000+ calories. It would be easy to eat this and not realise how much you are consuming. The healthy options are there, it just takes a little more thought to pick them out. It also shows that maybe it is not the best option to go for the more expensive items in a bid to ‘get best value’. As this is often more calorie laden. Choosing fruit or carrot batons over a chocolate bar for example will reduce the calories.
It is also worth noting the difference in the drinks available. There are many hidden sugars in some of the fruit juices which many consider the healthier alternative. We all know that water is good for us, however itcan be a little boring! Maybe just mix it up a couple of times a week and balance the goodness out.
Therefore when you are next stood selecting your supermarket meal deal look for healthy options in addition to the more expensive choices. This way you are still choosing the convienent option. But you are also looking after yourself that bit better. Remember everthing in moderation.