Trying to stick with a plan to eat healthier by taking your lunch to work? Sometimes it is helpful to shake up your routine with some new approaches to the noon meal.
To re-commit to bringing your lunch to work, the first essential step is to remember to bring it with you. Post reminder notes anywhere that is helpful to you, like on the door you will use to leave for work. After breakfast and before you get ready, hang your lunch on the doorknob of your exit door.
Proper insulation is a requirement for keeping your meal safe before lunchtime. Expect a new lunch box to be thermally insulated and leak proof. Arctic Zone also makes sure that each of their lunch carriers is easy to clean and have a lining with Microban® built-in.
Hands Down Winners
Lunch bags that look like cute totes or handbags are a popular trend that really performs. With options like expandable closures and zippered outer pockets, this option is built for versatility. Inside that stylish exterior is a large insulated compartment that will keep your food cold. Some styles even have a separate beverage compartment that will keep your coffee hot and your water cold while you commute to work.
Taking a new approach to lunch can be a way to explore new flavors and keep up your motivation to eat healthily. Try this bento lunch approach that is easy to assemble and takes advantage of left over rice. Soy and lime flavors mingle with peanut sauce and wake up your taste buds. A side of artfully presented fruit adds a special touch for desert or a mid-afternoon snack.
For those who prefer the traditional bucket style of lunch carrier, you can update your routine with a classic shape. This style of lunch bag takes its shape from the typical metal lunch bucket from last century but styles it in a completely modern way. The insulated interior is separated into two storage areas, which is perfect for packing multiple meals. When you are going to be away from home for a very long day and want to easily accommodate a food jar and multiple food containers, this is your go-to for food transport.
Focus on Favorites
Make a list of healthy foods that you enjoy and build your lunches around them. Avoid using ingredients that will make you want to pitch your lunch and order takeout instead. What kind of lunch especially appeals to you? If you are someone who loves soup at lunchtime, preparing your soup in a crockpot before the work week starts is easy. You can bring your crockpot creation to work with you throughout the week. Transport is safe in an upright lunch box that has a sturdy divider so that your soup jar does not crush your berries or oyster crackers. Try to sit next to others in the break room that are also bringing lunch from home. You will be resisting the temptation of less healthy food and you may pick up some tips and new ideas on lunch preparation.
Options abound for healthy eating when you bring your lunch from home. Fortunately there are lunch boxes for a variety of transport needs and organizational styles.