Healthy Lunch Packing Tips for 2013

Packing your own lunch can be the easiest and most tasty way to make sure your new year starts out healthy and happy! Follow these easy lunch packing tips to make sure you have a lunch that will give you the energy you need to be productive throughout the day.

Look Forward to Your Lunch Eggsperience
Make a lunch that you want to eat, not one you feel you have to eat. This will decrease the chance that you will go to convenience for your meal or trade your unacceptable menu items with your friends.

No More Soggy Sandwiches!
When making a sandwich, pack moist items like lunchmeat, tuna and chicken salad, lettuce, tomato, mayo, and mustard separately from the dry bread. All you have to do is assemble the sandwich at your lunch table for a fresh made experience. Who wants a limp biscuit?

Keep Cold Foods Cold
How cold? Ice cold! Use a frozen juice box as an ice pack to keep lunches fresh.

Keep Hot Foods Hot
Incorporate soups, chili and casseroles into your weekly menu. If you do not have access to a microwave, invest in a small thermos to keep hot foods hot. I just got one for the holidays and could not be happier. Fiyah!

Leftovers
Oh Yeah! Reheat last night's dinner and throw in an easy side salad or chopped fruit for kicks and giggles.

Large Portions
Cook large portions of food when you have free time and separate it into containers that can be reheated. Just don't let your lame roommate or sceevy older brother get hold of your grub.

Protect Those Chips
Pack chips, pretzels, cookies, crisps and delicate items in small reusable containers. Place hard items at the bottom of the bag and soft items at the top. It's like Tetris but with food.

Go Natural
Replace artificial sweets and desserts with natural options like fresh fruit with honey or peanut butter, granola, dried fruits, fruit leathers, nuts, yogurt, and natural fruit juice based cookies and snacks.

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