Lin’s Packin’ Style!

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

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10 Comment

  1. lunchitpunchit
    January 12, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    [New Post] Lin’s Packin’ Style! – via #twitoaster http://lunchitpunchit.com/2011/01/rules-

    1. the_lin
      January 12, 2011 at 9:56 pm

      RT @lunchitpunchit: [New Post] Lin’s Packin’ Style! – via #twitoaster http://lunchitpunchit.com/2011/01/rules-

  2. Amy in OHio
    January 12, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Where do you get the cloth sandwich and snack bags? I’m almost afraid to ask because I fear you crafty gals will tell me you made them!

    1. Andi
      January 12, 2011 at 9:21 pm

      The Container Store sells a type and Amazon sells a variety, search reusable snack bags.

      Or if you’re like me you reuse the plastic hummus (the like) containers, which means your chips/crackers/cookies will not be crushed by shifting Pyrex and still no waste.

  3. Lin
    January 12, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Amy you’re in luck! I am not a sewing gal either…so I bought mine.
    FM also has a couple she bought at Park and Vine. Sometimes they can be a little bulky but I love em’ anyway and use them about everyday.

  4. Karen
    January 14, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    You make your lunch look visually pleasing.

  5. Mandy
    January 17, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    I bought mine from SnackTaxi.com. They were really easy to order. I received them in approximately 4 days after I ordered them. I absolutely love them. They come in different patterns.

  6. Janice
    January 20, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    What can I pack for my school lunch that I don’t have to heat up?

    1. lin
      January 20, 2011 at 7:08 pm

      Hi Janice,

      I like to pack wraps or pita sandwiches. (Wraps travel well, especially if they are rolled up in wax paper) I fill them with Tuna salad, chicken salad, egg salad, or deli meat.

      I have an easy chicken salad that I make:

      1 larger can of Chicken
      1 small can of drained-crushed pineapple
      1/2-1 stalk of diced celery
      Miracle Whip Mayo to taste
      Pepper to taste

    2. Andi
      January 20, 2011 at 10:12 pm

      I like peanut butter on a bagel, muffins + cheese and fruit (I called it the picnic basket).

      We’ll have to do a post of the best non-heat lunches and see what others pack!

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