how to pack a lunch: college edition

Packing Lunch

You’re sitting in lecture when suddenly, your stomach wakes up from its nap with a roar loud enough for your neighbors to hear. “Didn’t I just feed you?!” you mutter quietly to your belly button. You wonder how much time you have after class to grab food. There’s always the vending machines, or the sandwich shop across the street. An image of your sad wallet scoots its way into your vision. Am I going crazy, or did my wallet just shed a tear?

Packing Lunch

We’ve all been in this situation. You’re hungry and on campus. How many times have you spent money on lunch? By packing your lunch for school every day, you are not only making smarter money choices, but healthier food choices.

Packing Lunch

By “road less traveled,” Robert Frost actually meant for you to follow the path of the lunch packing people. I’ve compiled some tips and photos to assist and inspire you on your journey ahead.

Packing Lunch

I don’t like to bring extra baggies or containers, so I’ve purchased a few containers that come with separate compartments.

Packing Lunch

If there are leftovers from dinner, pack them up in your lunch! This works best if you have access to a microwave. My lunches are always food I do not mind eating cold or room temperature due to the unavailability of microwaves on campus.

Packing Lunch

I prefer packing my lunch in the morning when I’m making my breakfast because then I have more of an idea of what I would like to eat that day.

Packing Lunch

When I’m running low on time or inspiration, I whip up a quick salad.

Packing Lunch

Ideas:

Hummus
Vegetables of all kinds (carrots, cucumbers, celery, bell peppers, etc.)
Fruits of all kinds (apples, bananas, sweet potatoes, berries, pomegranate, clementines, etc.)
Nuts and seeds
Black beans, kidney beans, garbanzo beans
Lentils, quinoa, rice
Greek yogurt
Hard boiled eggs
Pancakes
Sandwiches/wraps of all kinds
Granola
Pasta salad
Applesauce
Muffin
Popcorn
Crackers and cheese
Mini pizzas
Fruit smoothie
Water

Do you have any lunch tips or lunch essentials? Share them with me in the comments!

Laurie Hamame

Ball of sunshine. Chronic giggler. A lover of all things sweet potato. An overly friendly, world traveling, body positive warrior. Avid bookworm. Self-proclaimed chef and spiritually Italian. Promotor of daily walks, coffee dates and 30-second dance parties.

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Laurie Hamame

Ball of sunshine. Chronic giggler. A lover of all things sweet potato. An overly friendly, world traveling, body positive warrior. Avid bookworm. Self-proclaimed chef and spiritually Italian. Promotor of daily walks, coffee dates and 30-second dance parties.

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