There are choices we all make each day, some more important than others. What to have as a midday sweet probably falls in the 'not so important' camp. But that being said, having a little something sweet after lunch can do a lot in the happiness realm of things. And if that something is relatively healthy and without too much sugar? Even better.
I've admired this enamelware lunch container for a long time. Despite its delicate white appearance, the porcelain enamel is actually really tough. It's non-porous, unbreakable, scratch-resistant, doesn't harbor bacteria or smells, and won't leech chemicals or anything else into your food.
I always keep a bag of whole wheat pita rounds in the freezer for last minute lunches; they can be stuffed with salad, eaten with hummus and vegetables, or even topped with avocado and egg. But how to transform a rock-hard piece of frozen pita into a soft, warm pocket? Here's a method that is fast and foolproof.
This is the first tote to make our list of favorite lunchboxes this week, but we think it's a worthy sell. If you want a modern, minimalist lunch bag that's insulated, packs flat when you're not using it, and is classic enough for both children and adults, then you have to check out the Stöh Lunchbox from Milkdot.
Although "three square meals a day" is what we always hear, some say you can keep your metabolism up and beat that 3 o'clock slump by eating more frequently. The only problem is, between emails, carpool, conference calls and more, it's not always that easy. Here are a few tricks to help you when you're trying to eat smaller meals throughout the day:
I always find it interesting to take a few moments and look at how other countries and cultures do things. It's that type of exposure and open-mindedness that helps to accelerate new ideas. Working in the United States, I know all too well what an American lunch looks like — it's typically anything from a sandwich to a slightly smaller portioned dinner complete with sides. But what about the rest of the world? What are we missing out on?
Even when warm weather is nigh, it's still nice to have a hot lunch at work. However, lots of people don't have access to a microwave or could use a healthy hot lunch option that doesn't involve the chronically-dirty-in-the-workplace small appliance. Cue the handy thermos!
I'm a total meatball fiend, whether they're of Swedish, Italian, or Southern descent. (Grape jelly ring a bell?) In a sloppy sandwich, meatballs become even more appealing — and doubly so when in "small-bite" slider form. Take my spin on Chicken Parmesan. Chicken meatballs are stuffed with cubes of mozzarella, doused in marinara, and finished off with a generous dusting of Parmesan. Think it sounds like too much hassle for lunch? Check your freezer first.
It's March 14, and we all know what that means, right? It's Pi Day! (March 14 = 3.14. Get it?) Every year we like to use this as an excuse to pull up pi(e) recipes from our archives, but this year we're forgoing the sweet in favor of the savory. Even better: all of these pies, quiches, and pasties would make great lunches. So here's to infinite pie possibilities!
Recently I stumbled upon a reusable wrap that keeps sandwiches, carrot sticks and brownies completely protected while en route to your work. And it's easy on the eyes... and easy to clean. Waste-free, allergy-free, toxin-free lunch packaging? Could it really be possible?