A non-cliche topic for today: Working Moms’ Lunchboxes!
It used to happen every time I go to the supermarket that I try to grab all sort of quick ready snack to take with me to the office and every morning I stand in the kitchen with the fridge door open looking for quick options for my lunchbox, until I started shopping wisely, (for groceries as am still not-so-wise in personal shopping) and preparing my lunch box the night before!
All depends on your eating habits, whether you like to keep munching all day or you have 3 scheduled separate meals, the length of your work day and of course your food type preference.
For me, my days are not so long, so I usually have breakfast at work and keep on drinking water and munching lightly until I go home for lunch.
Tips on easy preparation of lunch boxes:
- Prepare the lunch box the night before and refrigerate
- Make use of leftovers
- Some snacks/ meals can be prepared in quantities so do that & keep in the freezer for the day or week after
- Do not season meals ahead of time
- Try to figure out a schedule for yourself where you can also measure the number and types of meals that you need
What can your lunch box contain?
Below table has a lot of options for you to mix and match, all healthy & easy…enjoy !
|Turkey and cheese wrap||Crackers with cheddar||Labni and olive wrap||Milk with cereal||White/ brown toast with cheese|
|Baby carrots & Cucumber slices||Rice with vegetables||Toasted pita bread with Hummus dip||Potato salad||Peaches/ Berries|
|Fruit yogurt||Pasta with red sauce||Salted crackers||Fruit smoothie||Yogurt & cucumber salad|
|Avocado salad||Popcorn/ Edamame||Apples/ Oranges||Dried fruits/ Dates||Grapes/ Banana|
|Mixed vegetable salad||Nachos & dip||Pizza slice||Watermelon/ Sweet melon||Yogurt|
|Cherry tomatoes||Assorted nuts||Brown toast with peanut butter||Fruit juice||Fruit salad|