Too Busy to Plan Lunch? Freeze PB&J Sandwiches to Enjoy Later!

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How well do you plan your weekday lunches? And what do you do when you don’t have time to pack a lunch – does it throw you off? When I have one of those multiple-snooze-button mornings, I usually end up buying lunch even when I have a perfectly suitable – yet unassembled – meal waiting in the ‘fridge at home. A friend shared her last minute lunch secret with me and it’s totally changed my busy weeks.

This girl loves her peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. In fact, she has been known to eat them for lunch daily. On Sunday nights, she makes a PB&J assembly line and freezes the sandwiches for quick packing throughout the week. Why freeze them? Blasting the sandwiches with cold air keeps the jelly from seeping into the bread. And each sandwich is perfectly thawed by the time she takes it out of her bag at lunch.

If classic peanut butter and jelly isn’t your lunch of choice, what about mixing the idea up a bit with almond butter, banana, and honey? Or hummus and sliced avocado?

How do you tackle packing lunches for those just-in-case busy days?

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