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Bringing your lunch from home is a smart way to save money and eat food you love. Include some protein like tofu, meat, fish or beans at each meal. It helps you feel full longer so you can last until the next meal or snack time. Energize your afternoon with these delicious ideas.
Bonus! Watch the video Quick and Easy Lunch Ideas to see this information in action.
Make extra dinner that can easily be packed up for the next day’s lunch. Or get creative and change your leftovers into something new.
Mix and match foods from a few different food groups.
Did you know? Hardboiled eggs can be kept in the fridge for up to a week if you keep the shell on.
The options for sandwiches and wraps are endless. Start with whole grain breads, go light on the spreads and add some colour and crunch with veggies. Include some lean protein such as eggs, skinless chicken or beans. Here are some combinations to try:
Food safety tip: Use an insulated lunch bag and ice packs to keep foods cold and safe to eat. Remember to wash your lunch bag, cutlery, and drink bottle well after each use.
Yummy Quinoa Lunch
Souper Lunch with Rice and Beans
Fresh Lunch Salad
Veggie and Bean Pita
Oriental-Style Chicken, Veggie and Cashew Salad
Leek, Mushroom and Cheese Frittata
Video: Quick and Easy Lunch Ideas
Video: Quick and Easy Snack Ideas
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