Packing your lunch for work can be such a great option when you're making steps toward a healthier lifestyle. It can also save you money and even taste better, too.
It can be surprisingly easy to get in the habit of packing a healthy lunch for work. If you're more of a recipe-follower, feel free to check out this Pinterest board for some great healthy lunch menus. If you prefer to stay on the more general side, that's okay too!
Either way, remember these tips for a smooth, stress-free lunch.
There are a few ways to make lunch preparation easy.
- Make extra dinner, and pack up the leftovers. This is a great option because it feels more robust than some typical "brown-bag" lunches.
Your lunch utensils are completely up to you. Here are a few staples I recommend.
- Quality containers to store your food in. Whether it's traditional Tupperware, plastic bags, glassware, or your personal preference, be sure you have quality storage containers so your food stays fresh.
Again, this should be customized to you and what you like to eat. When it comes to healthy foods, though, keep these general tips in mind.
- Stock up on the staples. If you use a lot of common ingredient, buy it in bulk. With some, you might even consider storing it at work. For example, there are just short of a million bottles of salad dressing in the TotalWellness company fridge. Just be sure to label which one is yours.
Sometimes the hardest part can be actually wanting to eat your healthy lunch. Try these things to stay motivated.
- Pack foods you enjoy. Healthy food can be absolutely delicious. Find what you like to eat, and integrate it into your meal plan.
So what are you waiting for? Now is the perfect time to take back your work day. Start by packing a healthy lunch to bring with you.
What are you favorite healthy lunch recipes?