How I Pack My Lunch

Back to the days of packing my lunch for work!

I pretty much never buy lunch and I never did even in my school days when we could purchase “hot lunch.”

 

 

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Locally produced turkey sandwich

 

Not only does this practice save me money, but it also saves on food packaging and waste. Ziploc bags are never on my shopping list because I use SnackTaxis to hold all my snacks and lunch essentials.

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I have had them for a number of years and I love them. They are machine washable and I just let them air dry over night. They even stand up to a PB&J with a bit too much jelly. Just wipe it off and toss in the washer!

Their fun designs also can make a boring lunch a little bit more exciting! And my lunches are pretty boring (see the turkey sandwich with just bread and turkey above).

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My handy lunch bag has also been hanging around since my college days and it too is machine washable. So when I leave something in there just a little too long and it starts to get a bit funky, that can easily be fixed.

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For foods that cannot go in a SnackTaxi, I just use Pyrex glass containers for everything from yogurt to soup. Yeah, glass is heavy, but whatever, bring on the muscles!

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Our regular silverware from home comes with me to work when necessary and then I just bring it home every day to pop in the dishwasher. I don’t find it to be any extra work.

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On top of all the other necessary pieces, I keep a napkin in my drawer at my desk! It definitely comes in handy when I am eating a juicy peach or there is a snack to grab in the break room.

How do you keep your work day lunches package-free?

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6 comments

  1. Thanks for getting our attention….mmm turkey sandwich….then you make us THINK! bravo!
    I am into your ideas….of course I live in Oregon where I actually sell Trash Art at an ACTUAL art gallery at the CITY DUMP!

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  2. Good work! We;re lucky enough to have a kitchenette with a fridge and microwave at work. I bring porridge in a small tupperware for breakfast which I make in the microwave at work, and I keep almond milk and soy milk in our work fridge. I’m not much of a sandwich eater, but I bring soup (usually in a can, but I wash it out and out it in the recycling!), or salad, curry, chili etc, in a glass tupperware as well. I did buy fancy stainless steel containers but sadly they do leak if you put liquidy things like that in them 😦

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      1. I know… they weren’t cheap either. Can use them for some things but not stuff with liquid sauces. I got glass pyrex lunchboxes instead, they have plastic lids but at least the pyrex is durable!

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