Taking your lunch to work can sound like a great idea, but it isn’t always easy to put into practice. It takes planning and preparation, which means taking time you may not have. Brown bag lunches can also get pretty boring if creative meal prep isn’t your thing,
Here are a few shortcuts to make brown-bagging easier and more fulfilling.
If you don’t mind leftovers, the fastest way to pack your lunch is to double up on dinner recipes and then pack the leftovers for lunch the next day. This is easiest if you have access to a refrigerator and microwave at work. However, if you don’t, you can microwave your food in the morning and use a multi-compartment, insulated metal lunch container to keep it hot until lunch.
You can use Sunday afternoon to put together a little assembly line for making 5 identical weekday lunches. This can be a very healthy way to eat if you don’t mind eating the exact same thing for five days in a row.