Have a self-satisfied return to work this new year by bringing your own lunch!
There’s nothing like unwrapping a delicious home lunch at work to generate some food envy amongst your peers! Not only do you avoid the food court with its long lines and limited options but you can save a heap of money and even eat healthier too! What’s not to love about that?
With a little pre-preparation and a solid leftover plan, you can turn last night’s dinner into today’s delicious lunch. Here are our top 5 tips for an awesome work lunch:
- Cooked too much?
Reduce your food waste bill at home by saving some of your dinner for lunch the next day. Not only is it guaranteed to be delicious, it’s a great way to save money. Uneaten leftovers are one of the top reasons why Aussies waste food. Fighting food waste in your home and saving money – it’s a win win!
- Invest in a lunch box you love
Correct storage is key to a yummy packed lunch. Investing in a good lunch box that suits your needs will make packing your lunch easy and enjoyable. Glass storage containers are a great way to transport food and they can be used in the microwave meaning you’ll save on washing up too.
- Prepare lunches the night before and store in the fridge
If you feel like you’re always rushed in the mornings, make it easier for yourself by preparing your lunch the night before and simply storing it in the fridge. You’ll thank yourself when you’re rushing out the door.
- Remember to take it to work and put it in the fridge!
There’s nothing less satisfying than leaving your lunch at home when you’ve packed it! Putting a note on the back of the door or setting a reminder in your phone can help. Remember to put your lunch in the fridge once you get to work.
- Pack healthy snacks
When your colleagues hit the 3pm slump and pass around the chocolate box, resist temptation by having some pre-packed healthy snacks like fruit, nuts or a veggie stick.
The best thing about packing back to work lunches is you’ll save money. Spending $10 a day on lunch adds up to $50 a week, meaning you can save over $2000 a year, simply by taking your lunch to work. That’s the equivalent to an overseas flight… Now, that’s satisfying!