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Surprising and Delighting Australia's Employees

Lunch, or a meal break, was designed so employees could unplug and unwind midway through the workday. Yet more and more employees are either working through lunch or staying connected with work when they’re supposed to be on a break.

The Australian Institute found lunch breaks make an employee’s day more enjoyable, which leads to a happier and more productive workplace. Taking breaks, even small ones, can help to recharge the brain, relieve stress, increase energy levels and help with digestion, blood pressure and even sleep.

With this in mind, ready-made meal brand Youfoodz will surprise offices with a well-deserved (and delicious) lunch break.

<h2>How Australians are Spending Their Lunches</h2>

How Australians are Spending Their Lunches

We studied 1,000 full-time employed Australians to find a snapshot of the nation’s lunchtime habits, revealing that 77% of Australian office workers do not have time for lunch, with only 23% of participants admitting to taking their entire lunch break. In addition to this, seven out of ten office workers also admitted to feeling less productive after skipping lunch. Which begs the question, why is skipping lunch still such a common theme?

Despite endless data highlighting the consequences of skipping lunch breaks and how this can be detrimental to productivity, creativity, as well as long-term health, why is it still so normalised to be skipping our lunch breaks?

It’s understandable that in today’s fast-paced society and competitive work environments, our lunch breaks take a backseat to other priorities, however, the negative consequences of skipping or shortening one’s lunch break cannot be avoided. In fact, founder of the workplace well-being provider, The Wellness Workshop’s Melani De Sousa, has stressed that skipping lunch actually has the opposite effect on your performance, often leading to fast burn-out and mental health issues.

Even “work from home” or remote workers are not immune to this concerning trend, with 31% revealing that they too are inclined to skip lunch. This is a particularly worrying statistic when WFH culture is so prominent in today’s society to help improve the work life balance of employees. With these statistics in mind, it is clear to see busy office Aussie workers are in need of help when it comes to taking a well deserved break.

How Can Quick & Easy Lunch Ideas Help?

Quick and easy lunch ideas could help burnt-out employees to start taking lunch breaks again as they take the stress out of deciding what to eat. In fact, Melani De Sousa stated that planning ahead, deciding what you’re going to eat and scheduling lunch breaks ahead of time is an effective way to ensure workers are taking the time out of the day they need in order to function.

This is why Youfoodz are bringing their delicious ready meals to offices around Australia to help combat these shocking statistics. Our nutritionally balanced and pre-portioned ready made meals make the best easy and healthy lunches for work. Say goodbye to burn-out and hello to feeling nourished, happy and ready to work!

<h2>Lunch Ideas</h2>

Lunch Ideas

Looking for easy lunch ideas for work? We have included some of our favourite quick and easy meals to help make your lunch breaks that little bit easier.

  • Pasta - pasta is such a simple staple to have for lunch. It’s so versatile and customisable, too, and can be enjoyed whether you’re vegetarian or following a low calorie diet.
  • Salad - if you’re looking for light and healthy lunch ideas, salad is the perfect option. You can bulk it up with carbs and proteins of your choice and also choose delicious dressings. They can be prepped in advance, too, so you can make them the night before and pop them in the fridge ready for the work day ahead.
  • Sandwiches - sandwiches seem obvious, but they’re often an underrated choice when it comes to lunch times. You don’t have to just stick to boring ham and cheese, either. There are plenty of delicious sandwich fillings you can choose to keep you full and happy throughout the day.
  • Burrito bowls - burrito bowls are a great easy lunch idea as they’re packed full of flavour and can be prepped ahead of time. All you have to do is choose your protein, carbs and veggies of your choice, season it up and pop it into the oven, then build your bowl ahead of the working day. Delicious!
<h2>YouFoodz Easy Lunches</h2>

YouFoodz Easy Lunches

We understand that not everyone has time to prepare lunch. That’s why at Youfoodz, we do all of the work for you and deliver it straight to your door ahead of the working week. We have so many delicious ready meals to choose from, no matter what you’re dietary requirement, we have everything from flexitarian meal plans to high protein meals for you to enjoy.

If you love Italian food, we have so many delicious pasta dishes to choose from, including our customer favourite Nonnas Spaghetti Bolognese and tasty Chicken Penne. And if you wanna spice up your lunches, try our flavoursome Mexican Chicken that’s sure to fire up your inspiration for the rest of the working day.

Youfoodz Lunch Ready Meal Delivery

Our ready meal lunch delivery service provides healthy and delicious ready meals straight to your door. Fresh and never frozen, each meal is carefully planned by our expert nutritionists and perfectly balanced with protein, carbohydrates, vegetables and healthy fats. You can choose between our standard portions or our larger Fuel’d meals, all of which are ready in just a few minutes. Choose your lunch delivery plan today and never worry about prepping lunches again.

Why Choose Youfoodz?

The whole team at Youfoodz puts their time, research and effort into the fresh, tasty meals we have on offer. We believe that everybody, no matter their lifestyle, should be able to meet their fitness goals, stay healthy and enjoy food in a way that is not restrictive or boring. That’s why our meals change weekly with fun, colourful cuisines for everyone to enjoy.
The whole team at Youfoodz puts their time, research and effort into the fresh, tasty meals we have on offer. We believe that everybody, no matter their lifestyle, should be able to meet their fitness goals, stay healthy and enjoy food in a way that is not restrictive or boring. That’s why our meals change weekly with fun, colourful cuisines for everyone to enjoy.