Every day I pack a bag for work as if I am going away for a week! I carry a big backpack filled with everything I need to keep me going for 8 hours. And it’s a lot! Especially food. Inspired by a couple of other sites, I thought I’d share.
Rachel @ Rachel in Veganland does a show-and-tell about packing a bag for her 10-hour days here.
I have a lot of containers that I use to bring food to work. I take plastic for anything I don’t need to heat, because it is lighter. But as my plastic containers wear out, I don’t replace them.
Here’s a pic for a typical day. I get this stuff ready around 7:30 a.m.
You will see a 1-litre Thermos of coffee (half-caff), a mason jar of milk and a spill-proof travel mug.
For lunch I will be having my favourite salad with some prepared salad dressing and a few Triscuit crackers.
For snacks I have a giant orange, an apple and some yogurt with blueberries.
I used to have a muffin or bagel every morning as well but I am on cutbacks!
My food supply won’t fit into any standard lunch bag. I laugh at Bento boxes! I think a 24-can insulated cooler would do the trick.
I get it ready to go:
and I separate the foods that need to stay chilled. They will go into the staff room fridge at work.
To my backpack I add my “purse stuff” so I don’t need to bring another bag: a day planner (yes, I still keep a paper one!), phone, ID, money, chapstick, pen, home keys, work keys, handkerchief, and a tea towel for doing my dishes!
Then I look around for the library books that are due back.
And here is my day pack, 18.5 lbs (8.5 kg) and ready for the hike to work.
Happily, it comes back much lighter at the end of the day!
Do you pack a lunch? If so, what do you bring?