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5 Tips to Make Packing Your Lunch Easier

Written by Terra's Kitchen | Tue, Mar 14, '17

A great way to save money (and calories) is by packing your lunch. Spending $10 to go out to lunch every day might not seem like a lot, but it adds up! That’s $50 a week, just on lunch. You usually don’t know how many calories you're consuming or if it is a balanced meal. Not sure how to start packing your lunch? We have some tips:

Meal Prep

A great way to avoid going out for lunch is by meal prepping for the week! On Sunday night, make a few meals that will get you through the week. This will save you time in the morning before work and you can make sure your lunch is balanced and delicious! For even easier meal prep, order your meals from Terra’s Kitchen. Try the Terra Buddha Bowl, Vegetable Fried Rice and Swedish Meatballs.

Bag It

To make your packed lunch even more exciting, pack it in a fun bag! Decorate brown paper bags with your kids (or yourself!) and you’ll have a fun surprise each day of the week. If you want to reduce waste, buy a reusable lunch box. You can easily wash them if they get dirty.

Switch it Up

A packed lunch doesn’t have to consist of peanut butter sandwiches, apples and bags of chips every day. Get creative! Try new recipes and break up your week by bringing hot and cold foods. Try the Mexican Chicken Chili as your hot dish and the Spicy Quinoa Salad Bowl as your cold dish.  

Grab Ready-to-Eat Salads

If you’re short on time, bringing a salad for lunch is an easy and healthy grab-n-go. Terra’s Kitchen just introduced new salads! They’re all a little different, so you’ll never get tired of eating them. Try the Apple Walnut Chicken Salad or the Tuscan Tuna Salad, both with a great variety of flavors!

Pack Some Snacks

If you’re really short on time, grab some healthy snacks to save money! Fruits and vegetables are always a great snack to munch on throughout the day. If you want something a little more filling, pack almond butter and apple slices to get you through the day!

Stay on budget and fill up on nutrients by ordering lunch from our full whole food menu!