Packed Lunch Master Class: Are You Setting Yourself Up For Failure?

It’s all about planning ahead, and it doesn’t hurt to have some genius culinary containers at the ready. Here are some of our faves.

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If giving into sushi takeout and leaving your packed lunch in the fridge has become your norm more often than not, then it is time to rethink your packed lunch planning strategy. And, it might not be your meal planning skills as much as it is your meal planning tools.

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Better packed lunch with snacks

Keep your snacks in your purse looking stylish in reusable mini-Mason jar bags. Fill them with nuts, trail mix or dried fruits and throw them in the dishwasher when you’re done.

Kikkerland Zipper Mason Jar baggies, $4 for 2 at

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Better packed lunch with drinks

Who needs pop when you can steep fresh loose-leaf iced tea anywhere sans the liquid calories? Just add hot water and ice and your tea is ready.

DavidsTea Iced Tea press, $30 each at

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Better packed lunch with lunches

This dishwasher-safe silicone bento box comes with its own fork and collapses for easy storage. Try using the sections to portion out fruits, veggies, whole grains and protein.

Smart Planet Eco Silicone Collapsible Lunch Box, $20.92 at

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Better packed lunch with salads and cereal

Say goodbye to soggy greens and mushy yogurt parfaits. This BPA- and BPS-free cup fits perfectly inside the top of your Mason jar to offer a separate storage area for dressing or yogurt.

Cuppow BNTO Canning Jar Lunchbox Adapter, $8.99 at

Originally Published in Best Health Canada

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