Friday, September 16, 2016
A Lady Who Lunches
My lunch philosophy is two-fold. Stylishly toting food to work makes sense from a nutritional and financial perspective. Each day I load up a large plastic container with lettuce, topping and a protein. I add a jar or two of beverage, a granola bar or piece of fruit. Lunch is the optimal opportunity to fit in my five servings of fruit and veggies.
Frugal folks who bag lunch save money and time. The priciest component of my lunch is the assortment of pre-cut/pre-washed toppings. Sugar snap peas, rainbow slaw, bagged salad -- convenience means easy assembly. Anything that makes it easier to pack a nutritious lunch is worth spending a little more on. If you're the type who wishes they had more time to make a healthy lunch, just pick up your produce already bagged and toss it all together. Salad dressing can be packed separately and it will be fresh and crunchy at noon.
And if you're still not tempted, consider adding a stylish lunch tote to your work wardrobe. Now's the time of year to get marked down back-to-school stock, which is how this bag made it home with me. There's more to an attractive lunch than just fresh ingredients!