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No more excuses for not bringing your lunch box

A lunch box is a good habit for so many reasons. But how to do it? We’ve made a list eliminating the top four excuses for not bringing it. Bon appétit!

Woman in apron standing in kitchen, a loose two-hand grip holding up a glass jar filled with a layered, colorful salad.
Woman in apron standing in kitchen, a loose two-hand grip holding up a glass jar filled with a layered, colorful salad.

1. “It doesn’t look tasty”

Make it appetizing. This is so easy it may seem unnecessary, but it makes all the difference. A few sprigs of fresh herbs add a gastronomic dimension to leftovers and frozen meals alike. If you have enough for an entire salad, take it in a small container on the side.

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2. “It takes up too much space”

Set up a space-saving lunch launch pad. A fixed spot for food containers shrinks the space needed to a minimum. Devote a kitchen drawer and use a pot-lid organizer to always have both lids and containers at the ready.

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3. “I don’t have the time”

Prepare in advance (you’ll thank yourself later). Use a small portion of your weekend to save your weekday self a ton of time. Cook a big batch and portion-freeze it. This way you know what you eat, make your lunch more sustainable, and lower the cost. For variation, make different batches, or swap meals with fellow lunch boxers.

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4. “There’s too much handling and washing up”

A glass jar or container may be the perfect lunch box. It holds everything from soups to salads, you can eat straight from it (less clean-up), and you can even layer your food to make a tasty, beautiful display. What’s not to like?

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We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA limited warranties and your right to return the products will be lost.