How Do I Pack And Maintain Take-to-office Lunches For A Week

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  1. SuiDhaaga

    SuiDhaaga Platinum IL'ite

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    I commute to office and try to carry little as possible. I avoid eating out (except to buy coffee or tea)

    In the morning I clean raw pre cut veggies and wrap them in foil (again, I don’t want to carry back containers)

    I also prepare peanut butter sandwich (I add nuts inside the slices) and out in zip lock sandwich bag

    I feel pressed for time.

    How do I prepare this during the weekend so food does not spoil?

    Are there other materials better than foil and zip lock bag. Must be disposable because I refuse to carry heavy stuff (almost injured my arm before COVUD pandemic!)
     
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    parathas and theplas light weight to carry and can be prepared over the weekend
    bread and omlette
    bioled eggs
     
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    I've started using reusable silicone bags that are light-weight for taking cut fruits/snacks/sandwiches for picnics and short trips. I was getting concerned about my zip-lock bag usage - even if i reuse them a couple of times, they are going to remain on the surface of the earth for many centuries after I am long gone. :)


    You said you have pre-cut veggies. What part of it time-consuming in the mornings that you would like to do them in the weekend? I am just clarifying because i don't yet understand the problem from your description.

    I just want to add the "morning rush" and stress is real so I feel you... :)
     
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    I got so many other chores and food prep to do besides mine.

    I really felt a grind when I had to spend extra few minutes assembling precut veggies.


    I wish I can use disposable packing that is biodegradable because I cannot stand the heavy strain of my bag on my shoulder and legs.

    My morning routine also includes physical therapy because I’m prone to injuries


    Morning grind, eyuck!!!
     
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    Ok got it. I think you can get 5 silicone bags put a kitchen towel or two at the bottom and sides, and then put your veggies in the them over the weekend. You just take 1 bag to work each day of the week. I haven't done this myself. When I do an image search for salad in silicone bag, I am seeing a lot of pictures (some ads, some personal photos) - so it might work.

    It's amazing that your lunch is raw veggies!!! Great job on eating healthy. :cheer::clap2::cheer:



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    I will research this.

    Also I must carry light. I take this bag (Amazon.com: Kipling Kichirou Lunch Bag Blue Bleu 2 : Home & Kitchen) to office, hence real estate is at a premium.

    Thank you for the compliments. Eating healthy makes me less tired, sluggish, etc.
     

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