Welcome back to the Lunchbox World site and today we are sharing our lunch box idea 12 Oaty snack to combat stress. It’s another quick and easy lunch box idea in our lunch box idea series, that you can rustle up in moments. And let’s face it, we are all time poor. We need go to items in our store cupboard, that we can grab, assemble and then eat ourselves, or prepare for the kids, and then get them to eat them! Oats are a great slow release ingredient that keeps your energy levels up, so keeps you going for longer in the day. This is really important if you are also feeling stressed. So today we are up to Lunch box Idea 12 Oaty Snack to Combat Stress.
Lunch Box Idea 12 Oaty Snack to Combat Stress
If you’ve been following the Lunchbox World blog, you’ll know this has been a stressful week. So here’s a quick and easy recipe that’s great for combatting fatigue and stress. So you know what I’ll be having with my cuppa shortly!
It’s a simple snack that can be taken as separate ingredients all parcelled up in separate containers and re-assembled just before eating, if you plan to take this in a lunch box. Or you can just assemble the items, make yourself a cuppa and enjoy.
This can be eaten any time of day : first thing, mid-morning or even mid-afternoon… The choice is yours!
Ingredients you will need :
- Oatcakes x 2
- Chopped walnuts (or leave these out if schools adhere to a strict nut policy)
SNACK: Two oatcakes topped with sliced bananas, chopped walnuts and a drizzle of honey
IDEAL FOR: Preparing for a stressful day/combatting tiredness and fatigue
WHY? Research shows that hard weeks with dozens of deadlines at work, school runs, a fitness regime and home chores can take their toll. Recent studies show 68% of Brits crave a less stressful lifestyle[x] and 37% of British adults are suffering from stress mainly due to money or work worries[xi]. Eating the right foods can help alleviate stress and tackle fatigue and this snack is a great way to kick-start the day. The B vitamins, riboflavin, B6 and folate, can help reduce tiredness and fatigue as well as the minerals, iron and magnesium. These nutrients can be found in wholegrains such as the oats in these oatcakes. B6 is also found in bananas, as well as in walnuts, which also provide magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids.
All About Oats is an independent campaign, which approached Lunchbox World to help spread the word. All About Oats aims to raise awareness of the health benefits, as well as the great taste, choice, value, convenience and versatility of oats.
There are many different types of oats, from coarse pinhead oats and superfine oatmeal, to regular and jumbo rolled oats, and so many ways to enjoy them too – for example, porridge, bread, oatcakes and granola.
Oats are packed full of nutritional benefits and contain beta-glucans that have been shown to reduce cholesterol, which may lower the risk of heart disease. Oats are a wholegrain food that contain fibre and release energy slowly, which helps satisfy and keep hunger at bay. Oats are also a good source of B vitamins, iron, potassium and phytochemicals including antioxidants. For more information, visit www.allaboutoats.com
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Thanks for reading!
The Lunch Box Lady x
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