When I first moved to New York, I bought my lunch every day from the cornucopia of amazing options I had at my fingertips—dumplings, Chipotle, sushi, salads, street food, more Chipotle! But when I changed jobs and worked from home, I realized I had been spending in an inordinate amount of money on not-so-healthy food. But at home, I could make a massive, delicious, healthy spread with the help of a thoughtfully built grocery list.
Now, three years back in a regular office, I used what I learned making my lunches at home to help me and my always-short-on-time self to pack a daily lunch that is monstrous (I require lots of food), healthy and flavorful. I’m not meal prepping in the sense that I’m pre-packing all of my lunches in a million different containers. Instead, I’m making batches of sides to mix and match together on a whim.
What you need to get started:
1. One big, lightweight, reusable container. I like this one by Sistema.
2. Yeah, that’s it.