By David Saunders, Health Editor | UPDATED: 08:28, 08 July 2020
Half of us think meals would be a “nightmare” as a vegan, according to a recent survey conducted by OnePoll.*
With the average lunch-break lasting just 22 minutes*, it’s understandable that the thought of searching for a vegan friendly and nutritious on-the-go meal is enough to put you off going vegan. But don’t give up yet as 40% of itsu’s dishes are vegan friendly, packed full of nutrients and most importantly, delicious!
Nutritionist Lily Soutter, (www.lilysoutternutrition.com) working in collaboration with itsu, the healthy asian-inspired food chain explains why the newest bento box is a real game changer for those looking for the perfect lunch time meal that will help to fuel them for the rest of the day…
Antioxidant vibrant vegetables
Grab and go lunches are often a shade of beige, yet this bento box is jam packed full of vibrant vegetables! As a busy city worker, including nutrient dense and antioxidant rich vegetables within the diet can be key for maintaining energy levels, immune function, brain health and even good digestion.
Balance is key
This balanced bento box provides a good dose of plant based protein from edamame beans, heart healthy fats from the avocado and a good helping of fibre from the rice and rainbow veg.
That 3pm slump will be kinder
Often heavy and high fat lunches can leave us feeling sluggish and lethargic, which is why this light yet satisfying bento box is the perfect option to keep us at the top of our game all afternoon long.
Launching for a limited time this February…
itsu’s Veggie Sunrise Bento Box (RRP £4.99, Available Nationwide), contains nutrient packed veggie maki, shredded carrot, avocado and muki beans with a sesame dressing.