Do leaky thermoses and cold meals manage to talk you out of packing a lunch every day? Then you’ll be happy to learn about these helpful products that make packing your own midday meal way easier. Saving money and eating well is now more doable than ever!
Contigo water bottle
Whether you enjoy sipping on water, milk or juice with your lunch, the last thing you want is to find your beverage of choice has spilled all over your bag. Fortunately the frustration of having to wipe down each and every one of your belongings can be a thing of the past with Contigo’s Autoseal Grace water bottle (gocontigo.com, $11). When you aren’t drinking, the bottle remains 100 per cent sealed, so you won’t have to worry about another spill ever again.
Healthy salad on the go set
No one likes a soggy salad, but it’s pretty hard to not wind up with one when you prepare it in the morning and don’t chow down on it until after noon. But you can wave goodbye to soggy lettuce leaves with the help of this Healthy Salad on the Go Set (tupperware.ca, $30). It keeps your dressing and salad separate until lunchtime and even comes with cutlery so you’ll have everything you need at your fingertips. Now there’s no reason for you to not enjoy the healthy benefits and yumminess of a salad no matter where you are.
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Stylish insulated lunch bag
Have you been avoiding packing a lunch because toting around a brown paper bag would be a violation of your fashion rules? Then you’ll be happy to know it’s possible to have a lunch box that’s equally effective and stylish. This Sachi fashion insulated lunch bag (amazon.com, $21)keeps your lunch cool all day long. Plus it comes in a variety of colours, patterns and styles that are so attractive you’ll actually want to carry it around.
Vacuum insulated food jar
Nobody likes sitting down for lunch only to discover their soup or stew has gone cold. So if you don’t have access to a microwave where you work, the distaste for a chilly meal might turn you off from packing a healthy, budget-friendly lunch altogether. But it doesn’t have to be that way. This vacuum insulated food jar (shopthermos.com, $27) will keep your meal warm and toasty until you’re ready to eat up. And it’s pretty too.
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LunchBlox sandwich kit
Packing up all the items you require for lunch in resealable containers can take up a lot of space. A sandwich, a couple of snacks and a dessert can seem unwieldy without the right supplies. Fortunately the LunchBlox sandwich kit (rubbermaid.com, $13) makes it easy for you to pack everything away neatly. The kit has one large container for a sandwich, a medium one for a light salad or chopped vegetables, two smaller ones for dessert and snacks, and an ice block to keep it all cool. When lunch is this easy to pack, you’ll have no reason not to.
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