I invested in smaller reusable container for taking my lunch. First I make a larger portion of a recipe, like my breakfast oatmeal, or black bean and corn salsa, and then I package it in the smaller containers so it's ready to grab when I'm off to work. Exact one cup size containers keep me from cheating, or adding just a little more.
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Every time I make dinner, I make enough extra to fill two reusable containers (one for me & one for my husband) to reheat for lunch the next day. There's nothing like a tasty hot lunch instead of a boring sandwich.
When shopping or working away from home, take small reusable containers of healthy snacks with you. I personally like raisins, nuts, whole wheat crackers. If the activity takes too long I eat one of the small snacks instead of buying something from vendors or vending machines. Saves calories and money! I also carry a camelback water bottle to stay hydrated.
Having a good breakfast every morning sets me up for eating well the rest of the day...Every Sunday evening, I make a batch of oatmeal or plain yogurt with fresh fruit parfaits and pack it up in single serving reusable containers. I also make a dozen hard boiled eggs for my husband and I for easy access to healthy protein for snacks or to round out my breakfast.
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