Comments on: Reader Suggestions: What To Pack For Lunch (And How To Remember It)! http://www.frugalwoods.com/2018/02/26/reader-suggestions-what-to-pack-for-lunch-and-how-to-remember-it/ Financial independence and simple living Wed, 12 Dec 2018 23:40:52 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 By: Sharon http://www.frugalwoods.com/2018/02/26/reader-suggestions-what-to-pack-for-lunch-and-how-to-remember-it/#comment-201210 Fri, 14 Sep 2018 15:31:04 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=16769#comment-201210 My number one tip to stop wasting food is using a whiteboard – put it where you can see it in the kitchen; mine is on the outside of my pantry door. I write down our food for the week – breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks. I also list anything that may go bad or that needs to be used up – avocados, apples, lettuce, etc. If I plan to use something from the freezer I list it on the board, also so I remember to get it out. I meal prep on Sunday and list out my meals and snacks. This way we do not have to think or remember what I have for the week – I just check the board.

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By: Fiona http://www.frugalwoods.com/2018/02/26/reader-suggestions-what-to-pack-for-lunch-and-how-to-remember-it/#comment-175937 Mon, 02 Jul 2018 18:07:30 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=16769#comment-175937 Love the extra inspiration. Thanks. I have been batch cooking and using takeaway boxes (my sister used to have a takeaway habit and donated her boxes to my mum and me, so I didn’t even buy the boxes) the boxes hold 1 dinner for me, or 2 lunches. Just recently though I started a job with major commuting, and my mum suggested that I have pasties (filled with all sorts of fillings, not just standard Cornish fillings) and my thermos for dinner on the train home. So far I have managed to keep this up for 6 months with forgetting just 2ce, Sainsbury’s to the rescue rather than takeout! Off to make a new batch for the freezer. :). Thanks Fiona

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By: Denise http://www.frugalwoods.com/2018/02/26/reader-suggestions-what-to-pack-for-lunch-and-how-to-remember-it/#comment-170182 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 18:59:59 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=16769#comment-170182 I liked these tips.

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By: Cheap Yuppie Mom http://www.frugalwoods.com/2018/02/26/reader-suggestions-what-to-pack-for-lunch-and-how-to-remember-it/#comment-104369 Mon, 09 Apr 2018 01:14:24 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=16769#comment-104369 Great tips. I am very impressed that you can get home-packed food past airport security. Where/how have you succeeded at this? I travel through Ohare Airport in Chicago where all the security people are closet Nazis who confiscate everything from me, including my prescription meds.

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By: Diane http://www.frugalwoods.com/2018/02/26/reader-suggestions-what-to-pack-for-lunch-and-how-to-remember-it/#comment-103342 Sun, 08 Apr 2018 04:37:34 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=16769#comment-103342 Someone mentioned a “knockoff Yeti cooler”…. would love to know the brand please?

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By: Terri http://www.frugalwoods.com/2018/02/26/reader-suggestions-what-to-pack-for-lunch-and-how-to-remember-it/#comment-99087 Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:20:09 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=16769#comment-99087 Our tip is to always keep back-up lunches in your desk at work, just in case you forget to bring your lunch. There are shelf-stable options if you peruse the grocery store aisles. They aren’t healthy or particularly tasty, but these are things you will eat every day, just on the rare occasion that you forget your lunch.

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By: Silver http://www.frugalwoods.com/2018/02/26/reader-suggestions-what-to-pack-for-lunch-and-how-to-remember-it/#comment-97501 Sun, 11 Mar 2018 19:59:18 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=16769#comment-97501 Hi! My way certainly seems lazy compared to all the hands on prep practiced by other frugalsters, but I’ve developed a rhythm that works for me. Somehow, for me, sandwiches always end up smashed or soggy if I try to bring them to work…even with containers! So I only make them during the weekend, when I can enjoy them fresh right away. As for left overs, I prefer to keep them for dinner after a long day of work…aah! For the work week lunches I buy five or six frozen dinners, whichever is on sale, and if it’s a firehouse sale I buy double. Fortunately I can stock them in the fridge at work since most employees work in the field or go out to lunch.

I also buy a case of generic soda, yogurts and fruit on sale, add squares of dark chocolate, and of course I always include dessert! As much as I love making cookies from scratch, time and limited energy have forced me to do so maybe once a month, keeping it a special treat. During the rest of the time, I use brownie mix, bake Pilsbury cookie dough, or snag Oreos on special, but they have to be double stuff or chocolate filling!

To make lunch a bit more special at work, I swap shoes for slippers, and spread a small picnic cloth on the unoccupied desk where I like to hide out. I read and relax very nicely!

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By: Mel http://www.frugalwoods.com/2018/02/26/reader-suggestions-what-to-pack-for-lunch-and-how-to-remember-it/#comment-97280 Sun, 11 Mar 2018 07:03:03 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=16769#comment-97280 This sounds great. Do you have a recipe to share?

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By: ROCKETBREAD http://www.frugalwoods.com/2018/02/26/reader-suggestions-what-to-pack-for-lunch-and-how-to-remember-it/#comment-97262 Sun, 11 Mar 2018 05:49:56 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=16769#comment-97262 *I buy a variety of organic nuts in bulk, I divide them in small ziplock bags. They keep well, and I always have snacks on the go.

* I store oatmeal and instant noodles at work

*I bring a small servings of frozen vegetables to work (I make mixes frozen vegetables myself ) to eat with the instant noodles.

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By: Jess 4D Frugal http://www.frugalwoods.com/2018/02/26/reader-suggestions-what-to-pack-for-lunch-and-how-to-remember-it/#comment-96824 Fri, 09 Mar 2018 20:02:09 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=16769#comment-96824 Thankfully, my coworker that sits next to me has a refrigerator that he lets me and others use. It only gets about 1/8th full at any time.

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