More Do’s for 2013:
- Pack lunch. You will save money and eat better. Ready made salads you bought at the market — okay. Frozen meals that are loaded with sodium: avoid. Best: freshly made sandwich, pasta, soup, rice you made the evening before, etc. The less processed the better. Pack the night before, except sandwiches (the bread will become stale in the fridge). Pack all over refreezable ice or in a Thermos.
- Bring a container to work and leave it there. If the birthday cake is a winner, or the platter from the meeting is awesome, pack some to go for later when you can relax and enjoy it. Otherwise, LEAVE IT.
- Bring a container to your relatives house. Leave it in the car and when they force more servings on your or want you to take some home, chirp, “Oh, I just remembered I have a container in the car. I would love some to bring to work/home and enjoy all over again! Thanks!” It’s worked for my students over Thanksgivings and Christmases and it will work for you too.
- Take half home. Pack it up yourself in a reusable container you bring to the restaurant. Now you’re all ready for lunch tomorrow! (Have a cooler with ice or refreezable ice in the car so it doesn’t go bad. Your friends will more than likely wonder why they didn’t think of it as opposed to getting all judge-y.) Continue reading