Food…. Who doesn’t love food! It plays such a big role in people’s lives. Other than meeting a basic, nutritional need it has the power to uplift your mood, satisfy a craving, and transport you to your happy place with just one bite. Be it breakfast, lunch, or dinner, food shouldn’t be just a necessity, but can be an indulgence too. The food you eat at work is no different. With the busyness of today, it may feel like an impossible task to pack your own lunch for work. If you knew how beneficial it can be, you would definitely want to try it out for yourself. Let’s show you how!
It’s much cheaper
Saving a little bit here and there is always a good thing, right? While getting takeaway food is a quick and convenient option at the time, it can become expensive if its an everyday thing. It may not seem like a massive saving on the day, but over time, the money really adds up. If you’re saving an average of let’s say $35 a week, in one year, you can save over $1500 give or take. That is a whole lot of money, which can be used for those little things you could never afford. Your grocery shopping cost for the week may increase slightly, but that’s easier to manage by buying in bulk, or from farmers’ markets, where produce is more affordable.
Great option if you have a specific eating plan
Fast food is known to not always be the healthiest option. By taking food from home you’re guaranteed to have a healthy, delicious lunch to suit your needs. Whether you just prefer to eat healthier meals or you follow a strict eating plan, this can really make your life a lot easier and leave you feeling guilt-free. You may be vegetarian, vegan, or pescatarian, in which case makes it even harder to find a place that caters to you. Pack your own lunch from home and you have one less thing to worry about.
It’s more convenient
It may take you a few extra minutes in the morning to get out of the house because you’re packing your lunch, but it will save you time while at work. Time is a precious thing, which most people will tell you they don’t have enough of. Instead of wasting time by leaving the office and standing in lines waiting to pay for your food, you could have it readily available in a second. You might need to make a trip to the office kitchen to warm up your meal, but that’s it, lunch is served. A lunch break goes by way too quickly as it is, this way you can have more time to enjoy your lunch and take a much-needed breather from work.
It can help your energy levels
By packing your own healthier lunches, you can incorporate more veggies and consume less fat, sugar, and salt, which will, in turn, help increase your energy levels. You can completely avoid that afternoon slump after lunch, be more productive at work and you will be left feeling energized enough to carry you through until the end of the day.
It may take a little extra time in the morning, but you will surely reap the benefits of packing your own lunch for work. So get shopping and enjoy planning your lunches!