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Lunchtime is something that we can all get excited about. It’s that lovely moment in the middle of the day when we get to recharge and have a few moments to stop what we’re doing. As children, the contents of a lunch bag were a daily mystery that could turn you into the star of the lunchroom! As we grow older, what to have for lunch tends to be something we figure out on the fly and wind up spending money on fast food or other easy choices. Pack Your Lunch Day is the perfect time to bring fun back to your day!

History of Pack Your Lunch Day
People have been bringing their lunch to work with them forever. There has always been a need to take time out of the day to recharge energy with a bite to eat. Through the years this has changed in appearance as convenience has given way to planning and preparation. It is known that those quick options are not very healthy. Making the choice to eat out at lunchtime (as well as other times too!) has helped to add to the waist size of adults and children. Pack Your Lunch Day helps to remind us of the many advantages of making your own lunch.

Have you ever taken time to look at the ingredients of any of the convenience foods that are so easy to grab and go? It is a nightmare of preservatives and chemicals most times! If you take the time to plan your own lunches you will know exactly what is in the food you are eating. Also, you can control portion sizes. It can be surprising what a difference it can make in your day. No more sluggishness in the afternoon as you break away from fatty and sugary foods and make healthier choices!

How to Celebrate Pack Your Lunch Day
If you are a parent, you can perk up your child’s lunchtime with a new lunchbox, filled with yummy treats! You can even add a note to encourage them or just remind them how awesome they are. Many schools have rules about what types of treats are acceptable now but this doesn’t mean that you can’t find yummy choices. Head over to Pinterest or your favorite search engine and you will be able to bring up endless recipes and ideas.

For your own lunch, there are many easy to put together options that will really have your taste buds thanking you! Some of the ideas that are easy are things like salad in a jar, vegetables with dip, or yogurt with granola or berries. You will find that besides being healthier, you may even save money by packing your lunch! When you take a minute to examine how much money you spend just grabbing and going, it can be a bit of a shock!

To really celebrate Pack Your Lunch Day, take some of those savings and do something fun with the family or on your own as a reward for making the right choice for you!

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