We all know that it is a good idea to take your own lunch rather than eating out. But, even with the best of intentions, brown bag lunches can get boring and it’s so easy to fall into the trap of eating out. So how can you jazz up and simplify your lunchtime routine to make taking your lunch an enjoyable habit?
A little pre-planning makes a big difference. First, make a list of your favorite healthy lunch foods. It sounds elementary, but having that list in front of you lets you see just how many options there are. Then, decide which foods you’d like to have the following week. Make sure to put the foods and ingredients on your grocery list. If you are packing for other family members, enlist their help in planning and preparation.