Pack lunch

Pack lunch

Packing a lunch is a small daily task with large benefits. When the morning sun peeks through your window, the last thing many of us want to think about is prepping a midday meal. However, getting into the routine of packing lunch in the morning can dramatically impact your health, finances, and overall wellbeing.

Imagine a morning where, instead of scrambling to piece together something to eat or resigning yourself to buying lunch again, you have a complete, nutritious meal waiting for you in the fridge. Developing a habit of packing your lunch can make this a reality. It doesn't have to be a chore; you can make it an enjoyable part of your morning routine. By choosing foods you love that also provide nutritional value, you’ll start to look forward to both the preparation and the eating.

Getting creative with lunch options keeps the habit exciting. From savory salads packed with colorful veggies to hearty wraps brimming with lean proteins and grains, the possibilities are endless. When you pack your lunch in the morning, you're setting the tone for a day of informed, healthy choices. Consider using leftovers from the night before to save time and reduce food waste. Another tip is to invest in quality, leak-proof containers that keep your food fresh and your bag clean.

Now, to make this habit stick, organization plays a key role. Setting aside a few minutes each evening to plan the next day's meal can streamline your morning routine. You might chop vegetables or cook grains so that in the morning, it's simply a matter of assembly. By keeping your kitchen stocked with lunch-friendly ingredients, you'll avoid the morning frustration of not knowing what to pack. Plus, the predictability can help you maintain consistent, healthier eating habits.

Maintaining the habit of packing lunch even when the excitement wanes is important. There will be mornings where the bed is comfier than the kitchen is welcoming, but remember the rewards. Not only are you saving money by not eating out, but you're also ensuring that you have a meal catered to your tastes and dietary needs. The sense of accomplishment that comes from sustaining a good habit is as nourishing as the food itself.

Embracing the habit of packing lunch each morning is a gift to yourself. It's a step toward more conscious eating, better health, and a fuller wallet. With a bit of preparation and creativity, packing your lunch can seamlessly become a part of your morning that you cherish, a moment of calm before the rush of the day ensues.


Track your Morning habits

The MyHabits app helps you with tracking this and many other habits related to health, home care and daily routines. Reminders, notification and weekly status reports assist you in getting good habits in and bad habits out.

The MyHabits app will be available for iPhone in early 2024. A version for Android will follow a few weeks later.

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