Brought a salad, got too busy with demanding problem solving, out the office until 3:30. Broke down and ordered a burger on the way back to the office 7 months ago
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This is a great habit that I’m finally doing more often than not. As long as I think about when I’m making dinner the night before, it’s usually pretty easy to end up with leftovers to take to work the next day! Easy! And no extra cooking or prep work in the morning. 18 months ago
It is almost second nature like putting on shoes before I leave the house. 2 years ago
How I did it: Let's face it: As a working adult, sometimes you feel like you don't have the time to pack a lunch to bring to work. So, what made me start? My biggest incentive is this:
My husband wants to take a trip to Europe!
"Great. What part of my discretionary income am I going to have to make adjustments to?," I thought.
Bringing lunch to work just seems like the easiest, most practical thing I could do to save money.
It wasn't the easiest thing to get used to at first, but now that I've been doing it for almost 2 months, I don't know why I didn't do it sooner!
1. Plan your week. This is the hardest part. Make sure you buy enough groceries to cover your week's worth of meals. If there are two of you in your household (like mine), you will essentially have to double your meals (1 for lunch, one for dinner per person).
2. Buy storage units to store your lunch in. Glass containers with lids are ones I love.
3. Set time to pack your lunch or do it during a commercial break. If you're forgetful, set a timer to remind yourself to do this or else you will be lunchless tomorrow! No excuses.
4. Put it in a bag.
5. Do I really need to go through the rest of the steps?! Read how I did it… 2 years ago
Sometimes I work away so do try and take a day’s meal and snacks with me but sometimes I have no choice but to buy lunch. 2 years ago