Remember those days of school when you used to bring the best lunch of all and had to share it with everyone? Or the days when you would be going on a trip and your mother would lovingly pack some food for the journey, even though you said you would buy something from the outside? Home-cooked lunches are certainly more than food. They are boxes of happiness in our lives.
But we know that packing lunch daily is not easy, especially, if you travel in public transport and don’t have a proper lunchbox. Here are some tips that will help you pack more lunch safely into smaller boxes, so that you can eat enough and there’s no spillage either.
Tips To Pack Your Lunch
Most working families find it hard to take time out to prepare food and then, the time taken to pack lunch is more. In all the morning chaos, some people randomly pack something and leave or some people forget to pack lunch or some people take too much time to decide what to pack in what box. And it is not like they don’t know how to pack food but more like pressure over the time constraint or food leaking from this box so find a polly bag or things like that. If only it was that easy, right? It IS that easy, all you need to know is some lunch hacks and the best lunch boxes:
One box is never enough
We Indians want that salad, this pickle, roti and curry along with some rice to feel completely satisfied about our lunch box. So it’s kind of obvious that all this cannot be carried in just one lunch box. The solution is to carry one of those tower boxes with several compartments that have leak proof lids. This way you can enjoy all different varieties of food in good quantity even at the office. You can find these portable lunch boxes in Tupperware that also have a water-proof carry bag at great prices if you use Pepperfry coupons.
When space becomes a problem
The above trick works well if you don’t mind carrying a large tiffin to work every day. But if this is not an option for you, pack the food smartly in a single box itself that fits in easily in your work bag. For example, you want to carry your favorite aloo curry along with rotis. Instead of carrying a separate box for both things, simply make roti rolls with the curry inside it. Similarly, mix your favorite curry in rice and pack it in just one box.
That could leak!
Gravies and raitas are notorious that way because they leak out of the tiffin, ruining your bag and the other stuff inside. So carry these items in a tightly sealed leakage-free container. You can find these lunch containers on Pepperfry. They are compact, lids are tight to stop any leakage and can easily fit in your bags. So now, you can be confident and never worry about the laptop and papers that are there in your bag.
Now who’s gonna clean that tiffin every day?
Carrying a tiffin involves going home and cleaning it. You can’t neglect it because then it may become smelly and unpleasant to use again. Plus there’s the need to remember to get it cleaned as soon as you reach home. So instead pack the food in an aluminum foil or aluminum tiffin. You can dispose of these once you are done eating and you can even carry the food directly in the foil to save space.
Now that you know how you can pack your lunch easily and efficiently, you can carry your lunch to work or school with ease. You don’t have to worry about anything, just watch out for those hoarders who will clean up your entire lunchbox!