Mornings can be hard. Whether you sweat it out at the gym, or have to do the school run before heading off to work, making lunch is probably pretty low on your priority list.
But this year, why not pack yourself a nourishing lunch in advance and save heaps on money and encourage healthy eating. Your bank balance and waistline will thank you. Win, win!
Here are 7 fail-safe tips to pack your lunch like a pro
Keep it simple: your lunch menu doesn’t need to be complicated. Keep it simple and easy so you don’t get overwhelmed and demotivated.
Pack food you actually enjoy: If sandwiches and salads aren’t your thing, then make something you’ll actually look forward to eating. That way you’re less likely to cave in and buy something else.
Stock your workplace with necessary supplies: in addition to packing your lunch, bring in supplies such as salt and pepper, dressing and olive oil. The right condiments can turn a so-so salad into something exceptional.
Set aside Sunday for prep day: if you set aside a little time over the weekend – an hour should do it – you can smash out the prep for a week’s worth of lunches. Taking that time upfront to prep will make bringing your lunch effortless and easy.
Prepare food in bulk and bring it all to the office if possible: there is no escaping your pre made lunch if it’s already in the office. Bring whatever you can prepare in advance and the rest of your ingredients to the office ready for a week of eating.
Get ready the night before: if you can’t take your lunches to the office beforehand, have everything ready the night before so you can grab and go. You might even want to set an alarm on your phone to remind you to grab it from the fridge. Nothing worse than come lunch time thinking about that delicious food sitting lonely at home.
Set specific days of when you will bring your lunch: Mix things up a bit. Let’s face it, some days you might just fancy grabbing sushi or a wrap with a friend. Don’t pressure yourself to do it every day or you’ll get over it quickly.
Need more inspiration, try these delicious lunch ideas.
Make-ahead lunch recipes to try
Avocado and Egg Salad
Avocado and Tuna Pasta Salad
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