Bringing your own lunch to work each day not only saves money, it means you’re better placed to make healthier choices in your food intake which, in turn, improves your mood and productivity.
Boost your brain power and your energy levels by staying ahead of the cravings, maintaining portion control and crushing the afternoon slump with clean, crisp and crunchy snacks.
Here are three tips for packing a tempting lunch each day:
- Plan ahead to have healthy ingredients and/or leftovers ready to go each morning
- Keep it interesting – go beyond sandwiches to soup and salads
- Include a treat – dried fruit or a small square of dark chocolate makes the vending machine less tempting
So boost your budget, body and mind with a prepared lunch each day in a fetching insulated carry bag or lunch box, and shop our top ten picks for the perfect lunch tote:
‘Tyffyn’ lunch boxes, from $110, Vaya.
Based on the traditional Indian tiffin, the Vaya Tyffyn has kept the stackable lunch box idea whilst introducing some significant improvements: it uses the latest technology, a clever temperature management system, and sophisticated styling, to bring the best of Indian traditions to the rest of the world.
Business and Pleasure Co Exclusive Cooler Bag, $55.99, Surf Stitch.
Brighten up your work day with this sunny lunch box. Made from beach umbrella canvas that is treated with water to create that vintage look.
Insulated Lunch Box, $39, Seed & Sprout.
This lunch tote is your eco-friendly friend. Made with cotton canvas and vegan leather straps you can fit everything you need, sealed with an easy clip.
Brown paper Tyvek insulated lunch bag, $27.95, Biome.
A modern reinvention of the classic brown paper lunch bag that won’t split in the rain or lose its bottom. Made from Tyvek, an incredibly strong material that is tear-proof, waterproof, leak-resistant and insulated.
Summer Fun Dotty Lunch Box, $17.95, Myer.
This super cute lunchbox will be the envy of all your colleagues. Made from bamboo/melamine, it is BPA safe and the hard shell will keep all your food safe from being squished in your bag.
CORKCICLE Nona Insulated Roll Top Lunch Bag, $99.95, The Iconic.
Your packed lunch will be kept nice and cool for the day whether you’re just heading to work or going on a day trip. The roll-top closure and adjustable design makes it easy to carry meals on the go.
Earth Bottles Australia Insulated Lunch Bag, $25, hardtofind.
These insulated lunch bags are 100% recyclable made from Tyvek and lined with thermal fabric to keep your lunch cool in the summer or warm in the winter. They are water resistant and easy to wash in warm water.
Fridge to Go Insulated Lunch Box Medium – Navy, $44.95, Biome.
Keep your lunch cold for up to 8 hours with this lunch bag from Fridge To Go. It’s compact enough to not clog up your work bag either.
Stackable Lunch Box Vanilla: Living Well, $29.99, kikki K.
Kikki.k definitely understand the importance of a good lunch box. With its chic neutral tone and stylish layers, this lunch box is our pick for anyone who likes chic accessories. It even comes with it’s own fork and spoon.
Big Break Insulated Lunch Box, $29.99, Pelli Bags.
Lightweight, flexible and cute, the Big Break lunch box bag has you sorted for busy days out with space to fit lunch and dinner, and a nifty handle to carry it. It also comes in three different colours made of either natural jute or cotton canvas.
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