Does everyone in your family take lunch with them during the
week? Here are great suggestions for making lunch at school or in
the office a wonderful thing!
No Soggy Lunches - Ever!
Make sandwiches that will maintain their freshness no matter
what you put on the inside. To prevent soggy bread, pack
condiments, sauces, dressing and spices, in small separate
(reusable) containers. Then, they can be added just before lunch is
Sharing is Fun - And Tasty!
In the office, suggest a potluck lunch once or twice a month
with workmates. It's a wonderful way to bring variety to the lunch
hour. Alternatively, once a week each of you can take turns to make
lunch for everyone. For kids, pack several snacks, not just one,
and suggest your child share. After all, sharing is caring!
Variety is the Spice of Life.
Get creative. For example, pack grilled food for a tasty change.
Wrap up grilled vegetables such as eggplant, zucchini, and onions
in one package and two thick pieces of bread in another - for a
If Kids want Chips, try these!
There are healthier varieties of chips available now. Look for
chips that are roasted, not fried, and that are made from
vegetables, bagels or even beans! Mix some of your favorites
together and pack them in a zip pouch to work.
Chicken noodle soup is a classic lunch in a thermos, as is
leftover chili. But why not surprise kids or your spouse with
something completely different - think Thai lemon grass soup or
spiced chai tea. It's all healthy alternatives for a little
Add crunch to soups, salads and sandwiches. For grown-up
palettes, try a creamy Brie cheese with sliced apples on raisin
bread or pack roasted red peppers, sliced tomato and a small
container of cream cheese with a few slices of French baguette.
Kids usually like familiar foods such as pretzels or cracker sticks
with peanut butter, bread sticks with cheese spread, tortilla chips
with salsa or carrots and celery with humus.
Pack a Green Lunch.
The Green Cleaning experts at MOLLY MAID remind you to use
re-useable packaging and containers for lunches and to pack cloth
napkins if possible.