Yesterday morning as I was packing all my food for the day into my lunch bag, I was struck by how much I was able to fit in there.
I have one of those mini reusable shopping bags that I bring my breakfast/lunch to work in each day, and I’ll be the first to admit that it’s seen better days.
I’ve been using this current bag for about 5-6 months, and while it’s definitely a bit crinkled and getting worn out, it still does the trick. I got it at Pier One Imports for 99 cents… the best dollar I’ve ever spent!
I’ve experimented with several other types of lunch bags, but none of them are big enough to hold everything that this one holds!
Check out what I was able to squeeze in:
So what’s in there?
Starting from the back bottom left…
- 3/4 cup cooked steel cut oats with pumpkin, cottage cheese, and vanilla stevia (4 pts+)
- 2 cups Tempeh Chili Verde (5 pts+)
- 2/3 oz. Lite Shredded Cheese (1 pt+)
- 2 cups Hazelnut Creme Coffee w/Coconut Creamer (1 pt+)
- 1 bell pepper
- 1 banana
- 1 cup grape tomatoes
- 1 small honeycrisp apple
- 2 small tangerines
- 1 babybel light (1 pt+)
I had the banana with the oatmeal for breakfast around 9am at my desk along with the coffee.
Around 12:30, I had the tempeh chili verde with cheese, plus the grape tomatoes and tangerines.
Around 2pm, I ran out and got a tall americano with skim milk from Starbucks (1 pt+).
Around 3:30 I had the Babybel Light and Apple for a snack.
And then, at 5:20ish, I ate the bell pepper because I felt like it before heading out the door.
Do you bring food to work with you, are you able to go home for lunch, or do you mostly buy it out?
I bring my breakfast/lunch to work pretty much every day except maybe 1-2 times a month. It took a while to get used to, but now it’s second nature and I almost always pack it the night before so I’m ready to go in the am.