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Morning Comes EARLY!
Every morning, my husband leaves for work at 6 AM. And every day (or just about every day) he walks out the door with his handy, dandy little lunch box. No, it doesn’t have cartoon characters on it like it did when he was a kid.
But, nevertheless, it contains a healthy lunch along with real silverware and a cloth napkin. He has been doing this ever since we were young and poor and had no choice but to pack lunches from home. Now that we make more money, he STILL brings a lunch from home every day. Why pack a lunch for work, you ask? Well, here are a few very good reasons.
Why Pack a Lunch for Work
Packing a lunch from home is MUCH cheaper
Lunch at a sandwich shop will run you $7 or $8 generally. More for a good restaurant, less if you hit a fast food joint. But, no matter where you go, packing a lunch from home is much cheaper. Whether you bring leftovers from dinner or a sandwich and chips, save yourself money and bring your lunch from home.
You save yourself time
Why pack a lunch, you ask? Do you like sitting in your car trying to get to a restaurant in lunchtime traffic? Do you like standing in line or idling in the drive through? No. Those things are no fun and take away from your actual time to eat. Snarfing your food down quickly to get back to work is not good for your digestion. Save time and pack a lunch from home!
Decrease your impact on food waste
Food waste is a huge issue in today’s society. You have a ton of leftovers in your fridge. Will you use them all up by the time they go bad? Why pack a lunch, you ask? So you don’t end up throwing away a lot of perfectly good food!
Quality and taste are better
Unless you are eating at a really good restaurant for lunch (and spending a fortune), you will be getting better tasting and higher quality food by bringing it from home. That soggy vending machine sandwich or slightly too greasy fish fillet isn’t really that appealing, are they? Packing a lunch from home means that you control the ingredients and how fresh they are.
You will eat healthier
When I go into a restaurant, I look at the menu and see salads. Then I see cheese and bacon-smothered hamburgers. Which do you think I get? Right. I am not ordering the salad. Of course, I should. I know it is better for me. But the unhealthy stuff just looks too tempting. Pack something healthy from home and your waistline will thank you!
If you are pressed for time but still want to pack a lunch, consider packing the new Healthy Choice Simply Café Steamers. Only 4 to 5 minutes to cook in the microwave means more time to eat and no getting stuck in traffic.
They are made with USDA-certified organic ingredients and all 4 varieties contain 270 calories or less. They are 100 percent natural and made with nothing artificial. That includes NO GMO products! Here are the varieties you can choose from:
Healthy Choice Options
- Unwrapped Burrito Bowl: Organic black and pinto beans, fire-roasted corn, red bell peppers, and scallions with organic whole grain brown rice in a tomatillo sauce (check out my homemade burrito bowl recipe if you want to try making one from scratch)
- Sweet & Spicy Asian-Style Noodle Bowl: Udon noodles, organic edamame and carrots, celery, red bell pepper and scallions in a spicy soy sauce
- Three Cheese Tortellini: Organic cheese alongside organic spinach and mushroom in a savory marinara sauce
- Creamy Spinach & Tomato Linguini: Pasta with organic spinach and tomatoes
Healthy Choice Simply Café Steamers use a steaming basket technology that locks in flavor and freshness so you get a delicious meal with very little work. Cooking with steam allows the food to stay fresh and flavorful.
Why pack your lunch?
Because you can pack it with organic food! 45 percent of consumers are actively trying to include organic foods in their diet (including me!). Healthy Choice is the only major brand in its category that can call 100% of its products “healthy” as approved by the FDA.
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Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire and has worked in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging and freelance writing to share this knowledge with others. Learn more about her HERE.