By Carleton Rivers, MS, RDN, LD
Packing your own lunch every day to take to work can be both a money-saver and a healthier option. But it can also be overwhelming, especially if you’re responsible for packing your child’s lunch as well. Here are some quick tips to help you make lunches a success.
- Plan Ahead: Take some extra time to plan meals a week in advance so you’re only visiting the grocery store once.
- Pack the Night Before: Mornings can be hectic; to make things easier on you, pack lunches the night before and store in the refrigerator overnight.
- Cook Extras for Leftovers: If leftovers are your thing, cook a little extra food the night before and pack those leftovers for lunch the next day.
Check out the five healthy meals on the following pages that are perfect for a week of lunches away from home. For a printable version of all five, click the option on the final page.