I seem to have fallen into a pattern of how I pack my lunch. I also made up a rule for Lunch it Punch it that sometimes irks me—no restaurant leftovers, ugh! It’s my own fault, but it made sense at the time and I guess it still does. I just felt like in a way I was still eating out by bringing the leftovers. Also I don’t necessarily pack low fat-diet foods, what’s the fun in that. My motto: Pack what you look forward to eating…that way you won’t be tempted to dump your packed lunch and eat out.
So, here are the basics that I usually like to follow when packing my lunch.
What I pack:
1. No restaurant leftovers
2. Pack 3-4 items
-main course-sandwich/wrap, leftovers and sometimes, like today, I love a great hot dog!
–something crunchy-chips, vegetables–bagel chips and red pepper hummus have been a hit with me lately
-something fruity-applesauce, fruit gelatin, fruits
3. Coca-cola for dinner, water for lunch (I love my carbonation, so I had to set my limit)
What I pack in:
1. Glass Pyrex dishes
2. Cloth sandwich bag
3. Cloth snack bag
4. S’cool Mate
5. Don’t forget the ice pack