Food prices are increasing as we plunge further into the 2020s. You might have even noticed that famously cheap and quick options — like fast food — are rising in price. More and more, to pack a lunch is becoming the only sensible choice.
But how do you get the most out of your packed lunch? This article will walk you through four packed lunch ideas so you get the most out of your break.
1. Get a Thermos
A thermos can seriously change the game when it comes to lunch. Rather than staying limited to the standard on-the-go foods, you can open your options up to foods that you’d normally consume for dinner.
It’s not uncommon for someone with a thermos to eat rice dishes, pasta, and even soup out of a thermos. This can save you some serious time and money by using one simple tactic. When preparing your food the night before, cook a little bit extra, heat it up in the morning, and put it in your thermos.
Get a thermos that has a utensil built in if you want your lunch to be extra convenient.
2. Use Tuna Fish
Another cheap option — this time for a cold lunch — is a tuna sandwich. Tuna is high in protein and makes up a healthy lunch, and you can buy it very cheap.
Just whip it up in the morning with some salt, pepper, mayo, onions, and basil if you have some, and you’ve prepared yourself a delicious meal.
You can throw lettuce and tomato on this if you want to — and even some cheese if you’re looking for a good old fashioned tuna melt.
3. Make a Salad
You might not think of salads as a traditional lunchtime meal, but they’re a great option for anyone looking to eat healthy.
To increase the calorie count and get you through the day, cook up some chicken the night before and put it in there with your salad.
4. Use Unique Peanut Butter
A staple of lunches everywhere is peanut butter. Whether it’s peanut butter on sandwiches, peanut butter on crackers, peanut butter on celery, or simply peanut butter on its own, peanut butter is a great way to get your fill of protein and healthy fats.
But sometimes, peanut butter can get a little boring. Sure, you can vary up smooth and chunky, but have you ever heard of butterscotch sundae peanut butter?
If you want to keep things exciting while you’re getting your peanut butter protein, check out this website.
Pack a Lunch
Packing a lunch has always been a cheaper option — but if you make use of the above tips, it becomes a delicious option as well. Expand the possibilities of what a lunch can be by making use of these tactics, and you’ll enjoy your workday more.
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