Have you ever thought that you grew tired from any cafe or restaurant next to your work place? Have you ever thought that you cannot eat restaurant meals for your lunch and that you would actually eat something homemade, but you are too lazy to cook after long working day? Do you need to prepare school lunch for your children? It turns out, that it is not actually that tough to prepare lunch for yourself!
Salads are one of the healthiest meals that you can have for your lunch at work. It is full of different kinds of vitamins, depending on which kind you decide to choose. Yes, sometimes you do not have time to prepare your salad for lunch in the evening after work or maybe you just want to relax, reading your favorite book or spending time with your kids. No worries! There is a variety of salads that can be prepared during your weekend and are able to stay fresh till the rest of your working week. For example, zucchini noodles will be fresh for 3-5 days, while some other vegetables like, onion, pepper or carrot will stay fresh for a week, if they are packed correctly.
Furthermore, there are different types of containers, in which you can pack your salads for work. Plastic container is probably the best option, as it perfectly stacks in any fridge. That kind of container also gives more space for vegetables, which does not allow sogginess to appear. But note: do not use dressing until you are ready to eat your salad! You can also take your salad with you in a glass jar, which is easy to fill it with some vegetables. In that case, you are suppose to put dressing of the salad on the very bottom of the jar and just shake it whenever you are ready to eat it.
As well as preparing salads for lunch, you can prepare plenty of other stuff in advance. For example, you can make some sandwiches, wrap them in a plastic wrap and just freeze them. The only thing that will be left for you when you are ready to eat it is just to unwrap the sandwich and enjoy your lunch! Another thing that you can prepare in advance is protein bars. It will be much cheaper for you to cook them yourself, as well as you will know for sure that all of the ingredients are natural. It is not only convenient to take it with you to work, but is also very tasty and healthy!
If you feel that just a salad is not enough to keep you energetic till the rest of your workday, but you do not want to eat the same meal everyday, there is a solution for you. You can cook like 3 different meals at the same time using just one pan. For example you can have your favorite chicken in three different variations, just by using aluminum foil dividers in your pan. It will take you only one pan and around 30 minutes to cook yourself various lunches for the whole week.
Yes, preparing a lunch now has become a little bit easier now, but now another problem appears. How not to forget to take your lunch with you? For that do whatever you can to remember to take it with you. For example you can leave yourself a note on the front door, or put the keys of your car in the fridge next to your lunch box.
So actually, preparing yourself a lunch is not that tough, you just need some motivation to do that. Take some room for creativity, and you will have the most enjoyable lunches you have ever had.