The Lunch Drawer: Streamline Lunch Preparation with a Pre-Stocked Drawer

Here's a helpful tip for those of you who aspire to maximum organization in your kitchen (or who just want a little help taking a lunch to work!) — create a "lunch drawer" with everything you need to grab for a quick lunch.

Blogger Becky Higgins did this in her kitchen — intending it for her kids. She makes their sandwiches, but they are responsible for grabbing their packs of nuts and dried fruit, along with applesauce and granola bars. She has a similar drawer in the fridge, filled up each week with baggies of grapes and cheese cubes.

Some form of this idea could be really helpful for those of us who have a hard time remembering to make lunch. Spend an hour on Sunday cutting up veggies and stock a drawer in the fridge with fresh, healthy things -- easy to grab when you're packing a lunch. Or do what Becky did and have a drawer full of convenience snacks, like packaged nuts and pretzels, that you can grab quickly.

Read more: Lunch Drawer at Becky Higgins Blog

Do you do anything like this to help you pack a lunch? Do you have other organizing tips to help streamline your workday lunches?

Related: Speedy Lunch Prep! Make a Sandwich Station

(Image: Becky Higgins)

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