At the beginning of this year I set some goals for myself. Most of them involved being a healthier, more “put together” version of myself. A quest to be healthy, be a great teacher at school and still maintain order and stability at home as a wife and mother. Sure, I think we can do it all, it just takes some planning. Okay, it takes tons of planning.
In my quest I’ve incorporated a few tips and tricks into my daily routines to help keep me on track. It’s easy to eat healthy, if I plan to eat healthy. If I don’t plan well, I end up grabbing something on the go or picking up food in the cafeteria. So how do I plan to eat healthy and follow through? It’s simple, I started prepping my lunch the night before and storing them in Glad food storage containers. Each morning, I just grab my pre-made lunch and I’m out the door. On time, most days, I might add.
One of my favorite Glad storage containers is the Glad To Go Lunch. I can make a big healthy salad the night before and store it in the Glad To Go Lunch container until the next day. The container has a handy salad dressing cup that attaches to the lid. No worrying about the dressing making my salad ingredients soggy or taking a whole bottle of dressing with me. Truly, convenience at its finest.
This salad is full of healthy ingredients like baby spinach, strawberries, Feta cheese, and toasted almonds. The Glad containers snap tight and the To Go Lunch containers are large, giving me plenty of room for lunch-sized portions.
I also love the Glad Entree container. They come in packs of five and are perfect for on-the-go lunches or snacks. I use these more than any other container. I cut up a big bowl of fresh fruit on Sunday and divide it amongst the containers to take with me throughout the week. I tend to reach for the snack that is most convenient between meals, with this on hand it isn’t hard to make a healthy choice.
They are the perfect size to hold enough to snack on throughout the day. I also love them for leftovers and entree-sized portions that Allen and I can grab and go with the next morning. If you have young children, you can add silicon cups and it instantly turns into a divided container. The silicon baking cups will provide fun pops of color and you can pack a healthy lunch. It’s just the right size for perfect portions.
I stay busy and if I had to pack my lunch each morning, I’d end up eating cafeteria food every day. Instead, I plan ahead with this handy Glad food storage containers and manage to have a healthy lunch and snacks throughout the day.
Want to check out great Glad products and win???
- Go to www.glad.com/food-storage/mom-made/pinterest/ to Inspire your Lunch with Glad.
- Create your own Pinterest board for a chance to win weekly prizes.
Timing of the Pinterest Board Contest: 3/18 – 4/28 Steps in entering the contest: Step 1: Click the Glad photo in the gallery ( www.glad.com/food-storage/mom-made/pinterest ) that most inspires you to get started pinning. Step 2: Choose “create new board” in the dropdown menu of the Pinterest pop up screen. Title your new board “Inspired Lunches” Step 3: Find at least 4 photos anywhere on the web that fits the theme of “Inspired Lunches” and pin them to your new board. Include #gladinspiredlunches in your photo description. Step 4: Once you’ve pinned 5 photos (including one from the Glad Pinterest Gallery) come back to ( www.glad.com/food-storage/mom-made/pinterest ) submit your board.
If you make a pinboard in the Glad contest, share your pinboard URL in the comments—I’d love to see what you’ve done! In addition, I’m always looking for inspiration so tell me how you make your inspired lunches.
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