Pack Your Lunch

in All Posts

Moonlighting as the Husband’s secretary at the clinic is forcing me to re-discovering my lunch packin’ roots. 


You see, when I was first figuring out how to be an adult/work in the ‘real world’/be healthy/stop spending wads of cash at Panera, I had to learn how to pack meals.  I worked in an office that was 30 minutes away from my house and would go to a gym that was next to my office in the mornings. So, everyday, I walked into the office with a packed breakfast and a packed lunch.


On Monday mornings, I would go to the grocery store on my way to work and purchase 5 different fruits and a box of granola bars.  These snacks provided me with mid-morning and mid-afternoon options all week, and I didn’t have to worry about packing anything.


I started to work from home about 4 years ago and haven’t really had to regularly pack lunches since.    So I’m rediscovering the joy of packing lunch.


Soup is always a good option!  I heated some of Amy’s No-Chicken Chicken Noodle soup before I left and put it in a Thermos so it stayed warm.


I brought two slices of whole wheat bread and roasted Brussel sprouts.  They were a little cold but that’s okay with me.  🙂


The whole picture:




Back to work I go!


Oh, and heads up!  The Holistic Doctor Is In (my family’s online natural supplement store) is offering 20% off all items for CYBER MONDAY.  Some of my personal favorites:



Do you pack breakfast or lunch?  What are your favorite meals to pack?



  • Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) November 29, 2010, 1:12 pm

    I feel lucky that I haven’t had to pack lunches in so long, but I used to be a pro at it! Veggie sticks and salads, soups, hummus, sandwiches… I finally learned how to do it right after a few years of Lean Cuisines 🙂

  • Lori Lynn November 29, 2010, 1:19 pm

    I have to pack a lunch every day for work– It usually involves a peanut butter and banana sandwich, yogurt, string cheese, pretzels/Kashi crackers, carrots, and hummus

  • Jacquelynn November 29, 2010, 1:21 pm

    Is that one of the place mats you got with your mom? Love it!

    I love spinach salad with lots of random veggis and hummus in a tupperware container… I shake it all up before I eat it 🙂

    • Caitlin November 29, 2010, 2:44 pm

      Yes it is! I love it too.

  • Laine @ Beets, Butter & Moutaintops November 29, 2010, 1:28 pm

    I pack lunch. Today was a cheese sandwich and left over veggies & turkey from my fajitas last night. I didn’t finish my veggies and then I ate 2 fun size 3 musketeers.

  • Amanda (Eating Up) November 29, 2010, 1:28 pm

    I pack lunch when I have classes during the noon hour. I normally stick with a non-stinky sandwich and fruit option.

  • Amanda November 29, 2010, 1:29 pm

    I pack lunch everyday because a graduate student salary does not allow for frequent dining out. I love roasting veggies and putting them in a wrap with some hummus and tomato paste as an easy lunch.

  • janae @ hungryrunnergirl November 29, 2010, 1:29 pm

    I pack my breakfast and lunch for everyday. I do all of the prep (veggie chopping and making wraps and soups) on Sunday morning. I love packing fruits, bars, veggies, sandwiches, soup and salads. I don’t really get sick of eating the same thing so packing lunches works great for me:)

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine November 29, 2010, 1:30 pm

    I used to pack a lunch every day in high school, but I’m lucky that my class schedule allows me to eat at home almost every day!! I’ll probably need to rediscover my packing roots once I graduate this spring though!!

  • the veg meg November 29, 2010, 1:30 pm

    i love how he’s just walking by like a place setting on the floor is nothing!

    • Mary November 29, 2010, 2:05 pm

      So funny. Just sidestepping around it, like, “eh, all in a day’s work around here, no big deal.”

      • Caitlin November 29, 2010, 2:44 pm

        life being married to a blogger!

      • JenATX November 29, 2010, 9:17 pm

        haha I was so confused as to why the food was on the floor at first!

  • tina November 29, 2010, 1:30 pm

    omg, i love that you call it “moonlighting”… too funny!

    i do veggie burgers and quinoa salads on sundays… then use them all week long! smoothies are my go to breakfast on the go… and i have fruit and nuts as snacks! 🙂

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing November 29, 2010, 1:31 pm

    I have to pack dinner and some lunches because of work but I’ve become pretty good at it after years of packing lunch for school. It’s hard to be creative though!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 29, 2010, 1:32 pm

    I’m not sure I’d call packing lunches a ‘joy’ LOL, but it definitely forces me to be a bit creative! I like packing leftover soups that I make in big batches, veggies and hummus, and occasionally 2 slices of bread with tons of sandwich fillings that I make once I’ve toasted the bread at work. Your Brussels sprouts look delicious!

  • Laura November 29, 2010, 1:34 pm

    I like to make a huge crockpot full of veggie chili on Sunday nights, then pack it for lunch for the week in individual containers. It’s easy, really healthy & very filling

  • Gavi @ GaviGetsGoing! November 29, 2010, 1:37 pm

    I pack my breakfast and lunch every day, and I love it! For breakfast, I keep tubs of 0% Fage yogurt in the fridge at work and measure out 1 cup each day. I also keep frozen strawberries in the freezer, and I bring my own gluten-free cereal in a baggie every morning. For lunch, I make a big salad every night and I keep gluten-free veggie burgers (Amy’s Bistro Burgers) at work to heat up and throw on top. For my snacks I bring an apple and instant oatmeal. I love packing my lunch!

  • Stacy @ Every Little Thing November 29, 2010, 1:39 pm

    I tend to snack a lot throughout the day, so I usually try to bring my lunch “entree” as either a sandwich or salad or leftovers, then pack a bunch of snacks. One fruit or vegetable per lunch is a must, plus some kind of cracker or pita chips (for munching), and something for dessert (fruit leathers work perfectly).

    For breakfast, I’ll have cereal or lately, a pumpkin muffin, plus a hard-boiled egg and a banana.

  • Jessica @ Jessica Balances November 29, 2010, 1:39 pm

    I am actually eating a packed lunch at work as I read this! 🙂 It’s not so bad, but most people in my office go out to eat a lot and I feel sort of lame staying behind and eating my veggies and hummus. It’s all good, though – I catch up on blogs during lunch and enjoy not wasting my dollas at Panera everyday!

    • Whitney November 29, 2010, 2:38 pm

      My office is the same way! I bring my lunch everyday and they go out to eat everyday. I think it’s better to eat in because you can control what you eat, make it healthy and save money during the week! 🙂

      • Reenie November 29, 2010, 10:03 pm

        Lunch packer here!! And I totally agree with you Whitney ~ you can control what you eat…not to mention the $$ that you are saving =) I usually cook extra meat on Sunday and make individual salads that are easy to grab…and I keep my olive oil and lemon juice at the office for my dressing.

  • Shelly November 29, 2010, 1:41 pm

    I pack breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Breakfast is usually overnight oats or greek yogurt with various toppings (right now I’m loving walnuts, honey, and pomegranate arils). Lunch is often leftovers, a BIG salad, or beans and rice. I usually do a big snack and a small snack. The big one might be a squeeze pack of nut butter or cheese and crackers- whereas the small one is usually a piece or two of fruit (lately, satsumas and sliced up apples).

  • Paige @Running Around Normal November 29, 2010, 1:47 pm

    bahaha – love the picture of the husband taking a call while walking past your lunch on the floor 🙂
    Lunch sounds good!

  • Sarah for Real November 29, 2010, 1:51 pm

    Occasionally I pack lunch. My favorite thing to do is to take leftover dinner food and put it in individual sized Tupperware containers. Then I freeze it. When I need a lunch, I just grab something out of the freezer and it stays “refrigerated” just fine (since it’s frozen) and it’s like a new meal all over again (not icky leftovers).

    It’s just like homemade “lean cuisine” options, except that it’s real food, not chemical laden crap 😀 Always a plus.

    • Caitlin November 29, 2010, 2:45 pm

      Oh that is a fun idea!!! I love it.

  • Kelly November 29, 2010, 1:55 pm

    I pack lunch every. single. day. I love leftovers of any kind, veggie sandwiches, soups, wraps, a piece of fruit for every lunch, and sometimes egg toast with avocado. The worst part is remembering to do it every night. I end up running late if I wait until the morning.

  • Mauimandy@Thegrainsofparadise November 29, 2010, 2:08 pm

    I sooooo wish I could work from home everyday like my photographer boyfriend! A girl can dream I guess….In the mean time I bring a Green Juice to drink on the way to work, a raw organic chocolate bar for a snack and today I have 2 local passionfruits and a box full of salad made with rainbow colored tomatoes, basil and olives that I picked up in Hana, Maui this weekend.
    Have a beautiful day! Aloha!

  • stephchows November 29, 2010, 2:08 pm

    hahah I love the whole picture!! too funny. I’m lucky that I work in a converted house, so we have a full kitchen! I go grocery shopping for here and keep the kitchen stocked with things for my breakfast lunches and snacks! Things always on hand, cans of tuna, oatmeal, bread, PB+jelly, soup… I could go on but I”ll stop 🙂

  • Michele @ Healthy Cultivations November 29, 2010, 2:08 pm

    I generally pack a wrap almost every single day… a flatout wrap with mashed black beans or chickpeas, tomato, and either spinach or arugula. I also take an apple or pear.

  • Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks November 29, 2010, 2:11 pm

    That picture is so awesome! You should like, blow it up, frame it and hang it on your house someplace. I like how it captures both of your careers in one shot…the doctor and the blogger. Nice.

    I bring leftovers from the previous night’s dinner, usually. I also bring breakfast if I am working the opening shift. Typically oatmeal, pancakes (I freeze batches in twos so I can grab them on my way out of the house) or I bring fruit, yogurt and granola and make a yogurt bowl.

    I always have granola bars, nuts and dark chocolate in my desk in case of emergencies.

  • Cat November 29, 2010, 2:14 pm

    P.S. The husband looks very hot in his white coat! Just sayin’! Also, I’ve worked from home for about 4 to 5 years too and would be all a flutter if I had to pack my lunch again.

    • Caitlin November 29, 2010, 2:43 pm

      Hehe. Huz says thank you.

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) November 29, 2010, 2:23 pm

    haha i love that pic with your hubby walking past lunch!

  • Clare @ Fitting It All In November 29, 2010, 2:31 pm

    I too pack breakfast and lunch every day!! Breakfast is either a yogurt/fruit/cereal mess or a AB& banana sandwich. Lunches, if not leftovers, are veggie burgers, hummus wraps, amy’s burritos etc with veggies and an apple!

  • Caitlyn (A Spoonful of Life) November 29, 2010, 2:37 pm

    THis semester, I had to pack lunch and dinner (lunch on some days, dinner on others). One of my classes fell right around dinner time, so it was easier just to eat before class. My favorite thing to pack is sandwiches! Unfortunately, they’re a little time consuming to prep and pack, so I stick with salads or wraps. There’s a lot of room for creativity in making a wrap or a salad!

  • Carolyn @ EatWell. LiveWell. BeWell. November 29, 2010, 2:40 pm

    Who is the Holistic Doctor?

    And why do they advertise on their blog “HOW TO DROP TWO DRESS/PANT SIZES IN 2 WEEKS WITHOUT GOING TO THE GYM!!”

    We all know that isn’t healthy.

    • Caitlin November 29, 2010, 2:43 pm

      The Holistic Doctor is my father in law, and I do not make all the business decisions for the supplement store.

  • Madeleine @ Stepping to the Bright Side November 29, 2010, 2:42 pm

    I’m a waitress, so I’m always working while everyone else is eating. That’s why I usually pack a HUGE container with salad. My “gigante salads” are a running joke with many of my co-workers and acting classmates… I love my meals on the go because I can put anything and everything in the container and meet a lot of my veggie/plant-based protein needs. (Just remember to pack the dressing in a separate container to avoid sogginess). I’m off to check out The Holisitic Doctor!

  • Heather November 29, 2010, 2:50 pm

    I pack both, usually a bar for breakfast and then an Amy’s Organic frozen meal for lunch with some fruits and veggies for snacks. So much cheaper than going out for lunch every day!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) November 29, 2010, 2:51 pm

    I pack stuff for us when we are on the road and hummus is almost always in the mix. I also pack lunches for the boys for school.

  • Carolyn @ Lovin' Losing November 29, 2010, 2:52 pm

    I have been seriously slacking in the lunch packing area lately, so that’s something I’m going to try to work on…packing the night before to save time.

  • Kelly November 29, 2010, 2:53 pm

    I giggled when I saw the picture of your husband talking on the phone, walking by your lunch that is sitting on the floor. He isn’t even wondering why it’s there haha 😀

  • Amy B @ Second City Randomness November 29, 2010, 2:54 pm

    I pack my lunch pretty much every day of the week. My favorite is salad. It’s easy to prep the night before and throw together when lunch rolls around…

  • Johanna B November 29, 2010, 2:59 pm

    I pack a lunch and two snacks. I’ve gotten pretty good at it. Leftovers when there are any. I eat a lot of sweet potatoes – which I just nuke at work. I also do salads with either tuna or chickpeas.

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg November 29, 2010, 3:02 pm

    I love packing my lunch…I snack so much less on those days, plus I like carrying the cute little sack 🙂

  • Ashley @ Ashley's Adventures in Alaska November 29, 2010, 3:05 pm

    I pack lunch and snacks everyday- eating out can be expensive and unhealthy! Most
    days I bring leftovers from the night before, or I make soup on Sunday to have for lunch for the next
    few days. Snacks include granola, fruit, and yogurt. I love having the control of meals!

  • Allie November 29, 2010, 3:07 pm

    Your last picture made me LOL!

  • Amber K November 29, 2010, 3:09 pm

    I work mornings so I just eat a big breakfast and then eat lunch at home. I also bring a few nuts or a larabar in case I feel hungry in between.

  • Michelle @ IronDivas November 29, 2010, 3:13 pm

    How ironic… I had No Chicken Noodle Soup for lunch today. It was my first time trying it and it was pretty delicious… I also added some fresh spinach to it before I warmed it up in the microwave and a few mushrooms. I usually like most of Amy’s products when I don’t have time to make it myself.

  • Jen November 29, 2010, 3:14 pm

    I work/study about 30 minutes from my apartment. I always pack a lunch, but some days I pack lunch and dinner because I’m stuck at school until 8 or 9 PM. Today, I had yogurt, a bagel, and an apple for lunch and I have Thanksgiving leftovers for dinner. Yum!

  • Lisa Fine - lisasfoods November 29, 2010, 3:17 pm

    I’m currently unemployed, and love eating lunch at home, especially because my partner works near home so we eat together.

    When I was teaching, I’d pack a lunch every day – usually a sandwich with soup, yogurt, or a salad, plus some fruit. While leftovers are fun, I’d rather eat them for dinner when I’m working, so there’s less cooking to do when I get home.

  • Samantha @ The Life Abundant November 29, 2010, 3:17 pm

    I need to make brussel sprouts. Tonight! I try to pack my lunch everyday–if not I have to brave the high school cafeteria food-yuck!

  • jen November 29, 2010, 3:24 pm

    Love the set up in the hallway!
    I am a stay at home mom, so I no longer have to pack my lunch, but when i worked in the law firm I would pack breakfast and lunches as well as a snack for the long drive home.


  • Ellen @FirednFabulous November 29, 2010, 3:25 pm

    Packing lunch can be so hard! But it is worth the money you save. Rice/bean dishes are usually my go-to bc they taste pretty good hot or cold.

  • Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble November 29, 2010, 3:45 pm

    I eat out way too much when I’m on the road traveling for work, so when I’m home, I like to eat fresh made meals every chance I get!!

  • Ella November 29, 2010, 3:48 pm

    Sometimes I pack my meals, like tomorrow I have class from 5-9:10 straight and then go to my sorority meeting at 9:30..I have half a meal plan but the caf is open weird times, so I’ll pack a dinner to eat in that 20 minute break.

  • Jillian@ Reshape Your Life November 29, 2010, 3:56 pm

    haha I love the last picture. Just walking by a place setting on the floor like it’s nothing.

    I’ve never really had to pack meals. I always try to make time to come home to eat even if it’s only for a half an hour.

  • Michelle November 29, 2010, 4:03 pm

    I think I do half and half. Actually, I bring lunch more than half the time. I try to make dinners that will give me enough leftovers for lunch, but the husband hasn’t caught on that and sometimes eats what I have mentally set aside for lunch the next day 😉

  • Nikki M November 29, 2010, 4:08 pm

    Salads are my go to lunch when away from home. I love roasting veggies for lunch when I am home…especially right now when it’s cold!!

  • Meri @ Meri Goes Round November 29, 2010, 4:19 pm

    I pack my lunch, as well as my vitamins. Gummy vites, that is- multi, calcium, omega 3, and b vites. I’m pretty addicted to them. At best, I’m getting a few more vitamins. At worst- expensive candy 🙂

  • Crystal November 29, 2010, 4:25 pm

    Lately, I have been eating Creamy Tomato Soup (from Soup at Hand) and adding slivered almonds for protein/crispiness. I know it’s a processed food and that it has sodium, but it’s probably better than going out to eat all the time.
    I also love 2% plain Fage yogurt. I add honey, rasberries, and slivered almonds. I eat it for breakfast and lunch.

    Does anyone know where I can get canned black beans with less sodium?

    • Crystal November 29, 2010, 4:52 pm

      Or rather does anyone know of a good brand of low sodium black beans?

      • Laura November 29, 2010, 5:03 pm

        I just buy regular store brand beans (low sodium when available), drain the liquid, and rinse them really well in a colander. I’m sure the beans have soaked up some of the excess sodium, but it does help not eating the “sauce” in the can. You could also buy dry beans and soak them and there wouldn’t be any added sodium.

        • Caitlin November 29, 2010, 5:15 pm

          I also buy regular black beans and drain them when I cannot find the low sodium option, which does exist in my grocery store! I read once that draining and rinsing reduces sodium by 40%

      • Crystal November 29, 2010, 5:49 pm

        Thank you for the replies. I didn’t know that rinsing them reduced the sodium that much!

  • Camille November 29, 2010, 4:27 pm

    I need to start packing my lunch more. I find myself eating silly expensive things like Clif Bars :/

  • Ashley November 29, 2010, 4:34 pm

    I was a horrible lunch packer for the longest time. I used to eat a pbj and wheat thins everyday for a year. But I didn’t mind, I never got sick of it oddly enough

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Graduate November 29, 2010, 5:13 pm

    It’s all about perspective. I love the last picture. Too funny.

  • Jennifer November 29, 2010, 5:16 pm

    Looks like the office needs a microwave!

  • Jen November 29, 2010, 5:50 pm

    Since the only food available within walking distance from my office is burgers, pizza, or Popeye’s chicken, I almost always pack a lunch. Often leftovers from the night before, or if I’m super organized I’ll do a bunch of cooking on Sunday and bring that for lunch all week (chili is a favourite, and I have a couple of recipes involving whole wheat couscous or quinoa salads that are great). I keep a stash at work too for the odd time that I forget my lunch or don’t plan ahead – a few cans of veggie soup, PB & whole wheat crackers, etc.

  • Marissa November 29, 2010, 5:59 pm

    ugh, to me there is no joy in having to eat a packed lunch everyday. options are extremely limited and things get boring! i wish i worked from home and could make my lunches fresh each day.

  • Anne @ Life is a Joy November 29, 2010, 6:29 pm

    awesome ideas here! When I go into my client’s office for meetings I like to take tuna with salsa and some crackers. If I feel crazy, I’ll add a laughing cow cheese to the mix and heat it up. Always bring baby carrots and oatmeal too. I also leave all of my money at home so I don’t get tempted. Step back from the vending machine!

  • natalie @ November 29, 2010, 6:42 pm

    im pretty boring in this area, usally i bring soup in the colder months or a monster salad with heaps of vegies and a can of tuna in the warmer weather. It manages to keep me pretty full and provides my servings of vegies i need while on the go 🙂

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 29, 2010, 6:54 pm

    I have to pack lunch everyday to take to campus with me (except when I’m lazy and just opt for Subway :P). I usually pack a turkey or hummus sandwich with an apple and some carrots on the side. It gets kind of boring sometimes though!

  • Ashley November 29, 2010, 6:54 pm

    I bring lunch on an almost daily basis (and sometimes dinner, too, depending on how late I’m planning to stay at the office). Some of my favorites are canned soups (I keep a bowl & spoon at the office), I also love salads – so quick & easy, and finally my general go-to for lunch is…LEFTOVERS!!! lol. I almost always make extra for dinner specifically so I have extras for lunch the next day. I’m not a huge fan of leftovers, but I AM a huge fan of saving time by not having to prepare 2 meals : )

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write November 29, 2010, 7:22 pm

    haha I love that you were photographing in the hallway by his office. It must be fun to see your hubby all dressed up and professional like that, too. Hubba Hubba. hehe. 🙂

  • Balanced Healthy Life November 29, 2010, 7:39 pm

    I pack a lunch every day I am at work. We don’t have a microwave, and only have a small fridge to stash stuff. My typical go to is- an apple or 2 if they are small and lots of nuts like almonds for mid-morning snack and a whey protein shake for lunch. I bring lots of water and if I get hungry, I run to the store and grab a larabar. Other options include sandwiches, salads (I keep a bottle of dressingin the fridge at work). Once I get home around 3pm, I need a snack right away.

  • Wei-Wei November 29, 2010, 8:01 pm

    LOL love the photo of the Husband on the phone! I usually eat school lunches, but I realise it’d probably be more economical to pack lunch from home.

  • Ash November 29, 2010, 8:07 pm

    It’s usually a “leftover standoff” here when we pack lunches the night before!I usually concede to my husband and throw together a salad for myself. Today’s salad consisted of quinoa, almonds and mixed lettuces…. My grade level’s lunch is at 11:10- mega early, so I have to have an afternoon snack!
    I love taking the mini bags of pop corn!!

  • Victoria (District Chocoholic) November 29, 2010, 8:07 pm

    Your soup looks delicious, and like something wonderful to enjoy in the middle of the day. I pack breakfast and lunch for work, but am too scared of soup spilling on mass transit to take it. I love packing veggie-and-protein-packed casseroles so that I only need one container.

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) November 29, 2010, 8:30 pm

    I’m lucky because I live in an apartment which is right across the street from campus. So after my morning classes I can go make lunch. I know that I will not always be so lucky (once I enter the 9-5 workplace), but I’m taking full advantage of it now! 🙂

  • Diann November 29, 2010, 9:32 pm

    Great post! I’m going to try your Monday morning fruit stock up and the Amy’s soup. Thanks! 🙂

  • Laurie November 29, 2010, 9:34 pm

    “the joy of packing lunches” = 3 kids X 5 lunches/week x 12 years for each kid = INSANITY
    Plus, there are times I pack bkfst, lunch and dinner for my work.

  • hemp jogger November 29, 2010, 9:44 pm

    sunday mornings i pack 5 salads in tupperwares…grab and go all week. i also boil eggs, chop veggies like celery, carrots, broccoli, and make some chicken breasts. then each night, all i need to do is pack a fresh sandwich, and the next morning i grab salad, veg, fruit, a bar, and sammy. done and done, and its always the same…maybe a little boring, but efficient. it takes no thinking, its healthy, and easy.

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey November 29, 2010, 9:57 pm

    I pack a lunch every day – it’s usually leftovers ( <3 <3 <3 ) or salads with some kind of bean/protein!

  • Theodora November 29, 2010, 10:52 pm

    I used to hate packing lunch–carrying breakfast, lunch, snacks and gym clothes on a crowded subway=not fun…but my bank account is teaching me to enjoy it. Sometimes I bring *most* of my lunch and head to the cafeteria with a coworker and grab some extra vegetables–still cheaper than buying a whole lunch!

  • Jolene ( November 29, 2010, 11:55 pm

    I pack a lunch, and I hate it. I never have ideas, so if we don’t have leftovers, I panic!

  • Charise November 30, 2010, 8:10 am

    I pack breakfast, lunch, and snacks each day. Breakfast is usually oats with fruit, lunch is leftovers from dinner (I always make 4 servings, sometimes 6 if I know there’s another night I won’t be cooking and still won’t want to buy my lunch at work the next day), and then fruit for early afternoon snack and a heavier carb/protein/fat snack (hummus, veg, cheese, crackers, nuts, PB, etc.) before I leave work to head to the gym. So I haul a laptop, gym bag, big lunch bag, and purse to and from work, but at least now it’s 3 days a week since I work from home 2 days!

  • Leila December 1, 2010, 8:04 pm

    I hit the gym on the way to work most mornings. I set my coffee pot to brew at 5 a.m. and I have the contigo cup from Costco that will keep it warm until noon. While it isn’t as fun as the coffee stand in my gym, it is cheaper 🙂 I also pack brekkie and lunch – which I try to pre-make 3 breakfasts on Sunday night and another two on Wednesday night. I pre-make oatmeal – currently pumpkin pie is my favorite(oats, almond milk/water, 2 T libby pumpkin, 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice, 1 1/2 tsp chia seeds and 1T brown sugar), then I throw them in the microwave when I get to work. The trick is putting the lid back on the container to let them cook an extra 5 minutes – tastes more like stovetop oats that way. Grab-n-go is so much easier and somehow they last 3 days before I cook them. I also have a mini-fridge in my office stocked with canned seltzer water, homemade hummus, apples and yogurt. Some pb, whole wheat english muffins and tea reside on my shelf.

  • Ara December 5, 2010, 10:17 am

    Seeing this mouthwatering dishes makes me feel hungry again. I love noodles and veggies. It’s a great combination for me. Also, I’m fond of bringing my tiffin carrier. It’s a lunch saver coz I can pack soups, noodles and even my favorite juice. It’s so amazing that I can eat it also in it’s best and right temperature. Hope you can try a tiffin carrier also. =)

Healthy Tipping Point