The carefree days when we thought nothing of splashing out on lunches every day are over. These days we are looking for ways to save money. We think twice about treating ourselves to expensive treats and look for ways to save in other areas.
Keep Your Cooler insulated coolers can be used for just that. By packing your own food, drinks and snacks you will save money and eat healthier.
Lunch box coolers are ideal for the busy office worker or those traveling. It’s so easy to run out to the food court and grab some food but it can get very expensive and it’s not very healthy.
In this economy, it makes sense to invest in a cooler and pack your own lunch and it’s so much healthier. If you have a lunch cooler bag there is no excuse.
Make it easy by preparing your lunch the night before. Maybe a Lean Cuisine/WW meal, packet of popcorn and a small packet of almonds (for that afternoon snack attack). Add some fresh fruit, yogurt or dried fruit. In the morning, pack up your cooler and head to work.
Don’t want processed foods? How about a yummy sandwich/wrap. Pre-prepared sandwiches can get soggy sometimes so below we have added some tips on the best way to enjoy a healthy, fresh sandwich. Again, this can be prepared the night before.
Tip for a non-soggy sandwich is to pack everything separate. Whole wheat bread in one zip lock. Deli meat or cheese in another. Lettuce and tomato (or veggie of choice) in another bag – (don’t cut the tomato until ready to eat). So when you stop for a break, you can assemble your healthy sandwich – it will only take a minute and taste delicious and fresh! Ziplocks can be washed and re-used every day.
Remember to bring paper napkins, a knife (for the tomato and to spread mustard). This lunch box comes with utensils and is a favorite amongst our customers: Hot and Cold Lunch Box. It also comes with a napkin and the cutest little salt and pepper shakers. Don’t forget your beverage. Water is always the best choice!
If you don’t want to carry a lunch cooler – how about one of the tote bags? They can double as a purse since there are pockets in front and look really chic. Want a more casual look – they the cool backpack coolers. Some come with 2 sections.
The collapsible cooler bags are a favorite with those that travel throughout the day. There are many sizes and shapes to choose from.
On your lunch break, walking away from your desk is always best. It gives you a chance to breathe and really take a break. Find a nice location outside. Maybe a park bench or even a mall close to the office. Somewhere you can relax and enjoy your healthy lunch.
It’s really easy to pack your cooler however it must be packed properly in order to keep your food and drinks cold. Packing properly is essential. Throwing food into a cooler and hoping for the best is not going to keep your food/drinks at the correct temperature.
Check out our other blog entries for the best way to pack (you can also find more detailed info under our “how to pack your cooler” section).