Packing a healthy lunch not only keeps you fit but it saves you money. A lunch out can cost up to $15 a day. If you pack your own lunch just a few times a week, you could save hundreds of dollars a month. That’s money you can put into savings or take a vacation with! I wanted to break down some healthy eating options for you to show you that packing and taking your lunch is easier (and more delicious) than you think.
Safe Catch Tuna is the ONLY canned tuna that tests every single can for mercury. It has no GMOs, it’s BPA free and it’s recommended by the Environmental Working Group. It’s easy to prepare (just open the can) and because it’s JUST tuna inside, it tastes amazing. Tuna is low in fat and high in protein so it naturally makes a great meal. I love to add a dollop of garlic aioli and a little relish to a can of this. Mix it up and voila, an amazing lunch that’s super healthy and will fuel the rest of my day.
My husband has a hard time taking vitamins. It’s a bit like getting a kid to take medicine. Along comes Smarty Pants Vitamins and solves my issues. These vitamins are full of everything you need to balance our a healthy diet. They taste like candy and are pretty darn cute too. They are made in the USA and non GMO. All around, you’re not going to find a tastier way to get your vitamins and nutrients every day…or to convince your husband to get his! Why am I including this in my healthy lunch post? They are super easy to pack in your lunch box and eat on the go!
If you’re a healthy eater, you know that sometimes snacking is hard. It’s expensive to try new things and you can very quickly get stuck in a rut. Love With Food offers a monthly box filled with unique, delicious and healthy snack options. I’m a long time health nut and I even found some great things in this box! Snacking is way more fun with variety! Gift yourself with this to inspire you to stay healthy!
Staying hydrated is of the utmost importance. You know it’s true. However, drinking water is often forgotten during a busy day. Contigo’s newest water bottle, the 24 ounce Autospout Ashland Water Bottle is leak proof and allows you to drink one handed. It’s “adult straw” means you don’t spill on yourself and the water stays inside the bottle until you want it to. The 24 ounce size is plenty of water so you’re not always hopping up for a refill. I love this bottle for everything from sitting at my desk to hot yoga class. You can easily clip the handle onto your bag and even throw it in the dishwasher (top shelf). It’s BPA free as well.
Taking a healthy lunch is easier with PackIt’s Freezable Carry All Lunch Bag. The bag folds up and fits into the freezer. Once you let it sit over night, pack it in the morning. The bag is large enough to fit in all of your snacks, containers and even utensils. It’s made of PVC, BPA and phtalate free materials and it wipes clean easily. I love the shoulder strap to free up my hands. It’s pretty darn adorable too!
I don’t know about you, but I love a good cup of ice coffee in the afternoon. (Or the morning…ok, I love them all the time). Zoku’s Iced Coffee Maker is unlike any other mug you’ve ever had. Turn piping hot coffee or tea into a delicious chilled beverage in as little as five minutes. Don’t let ice dilute your favorite flavor, just store your stainless steel mug in your freezer, add it to the insulating sleeve, pour your beverage and snap the lid on tight. This travel mug is spill resistant with a sipping straw that makes it ideal for drinking on the go.
A big part of healthy eating is keeping track of what you eat, when you eat it and how active you are. Chronicle Book’s new journal, aptly entitled eat drink move sleep, is exactly what you need to make positive changes. It’s not dated so you can start the journal any week of the year. Every day has space for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, sleep, water, exercise, and stress relief. There are also pages every week for a self check in; how you’re feeling, your goals and what accomplishments you’ve made. I love that it’s large enough to give you plenty of writing space, but small enough to easily fit into your purse.