What to Pack For Lunch After a Morning Workout? – Modern Picnic

What to Pack For Lunch After a Morning Workout?

If lunch is the first big meal you eat after your morning workout, you’re not going to want to miss adding these key ingredients to your Modern Picnic bag.  Use the reduce, revamp, and rebuild method to build your lunch and a life you love!

Reduce oxidative stress.

Your morning workout pumped you up, and now it’s time to make sure you don’t burn out. Your workout was a fantastic stressor on your body, and the build up of oxidative stress pushes you through your morning. Now it’s time to reduce oxidative stress and detox to avoid afternoon brain fog, fatigue, and excessive soreness. Start your lunch with antioxidant rich ingredients to reduce stress in the afternoon and evening. 

Good sources of antioxidants include: 

  • Apples
  • Peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Mango’s
  • Berries

Revamp your hormones. 

Your morning workout prepares your hormones for success in the early hours of the day, but now it’s time to eat a lunch that will revamp your hormones for the afternoon. Add healthy fats to your lunches to reset your hormones after a busy morning to avoid afternoon hormonal headaches, and to avoid getting hangry on the way home.

Good sources of fats for hormone balance:

  • Avocado oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Eggs
  • Avocados
  • Sesame oil
  • Nuts + Seeds. 

Rebuild your muscles

Reduce soreness, and improve your body composition by adding large portions of protein to your lunch. Plant based, and animal based proteins will help reduce soreness and prep your muscles for the next day's activities. 

Vegan Protein Sources

  • Tempeh
  • Lentils
  • Tofu 
  • Edamame 

Animal Protein Sources:

  • Beef
  • Chicken 
  • Fish
  • Cottage Cheese 

Ready to pack recipes perfect for your Modern Picnic Lunch Bag. 






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