Revisiting the Issue of Packing Your Own Lunch

August 21, 2010

Now, I have often used the concept of packing your own lunch as a metaphor for the myriad of ways that you can take care of your body by feeding it properly. I love packing my lunch, because it not only allows me to avoid the middle-of-the-day-food-scramble but also because there is something comforting about knowing that you are taking care of your needs, that you are prepared in advance for whatever you might require.

I pack my lunch because the types of choices that are conveniently available within close proximity of my place of work are lackluster at best, frequently leaving me with a stomach ache and a strong desire to crawl into a hole and not finish the work day.

Sound familiar? Keep reading.

A while ago I was writing a lot about Eating for a Busy Life, and linking to fANNEtastic food’s 5 minute lunches, as I was learning how to pack QUICK and easy lunches to bring with me to work. I am happy to say that this is something that I’ve been keeping up with, for the most part, and that it is improving my life rapidly.

The only downside was that I was packing all of my lunches inconveniently in a totally lame plastic bag from the grocery store – wherein the beautifully prepared lunches were sliding all over the place and generally un-contained. Not optimal for a perfectionist like myself.