How To Pack A Lunch Box!
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For students, packing your own lunch can mean freedom from the same cafeteria food each day, or from a parent's tastes in lunch packing. For professionals, it can mean having a lunch hour free for exercising, having fun, networking with colleagues, or getting some work done. In either case, packing a lunch can save money and allow you to take control of your health and your diet.
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Steps
1) - Select a good lunch box.
Besides your favorite color (or cartoon character) look for these characteristics:
Ample capacity, especially if you are packing food for an entire day and not just a lunch hour. Don't forget.
Insulation: With good insulation and a freezer pack to keep things cool, foods will be
fresher at lunchtime. Wrap juice boxes in newspaper to keep them cold.
Carrying handles or straps. Try these in the store, especially if you will carry your lunch
box by hand a great deal, such as if you walk or bike to school.
Easy cleanup. No matter how carefully you pack, your lunch box will end up with crumbs and spills in it, so think ahead when you buy about how easy it will be to wipe or rinse out.
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2) - Prepare the day before what you want to have because if you don't have something you want, you can pop down to the shops. You can even plan your lunch menus a week ahead, if you like. Preparing your lunch the night before also means less time wasted in the morning
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3) - Prepare the food: Prepare the food. Aim for a variety each day. Try including:

A main dish, such as a sandwich, soup, salad, or wrap.
Fruit(s) and vegetable(s).
Snack(s) and treat(s).
A drink.

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4) - Place your lunch box in the refrigerator once it is packed, to keep perishable items from spoiling.
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Tips
Try to pack your favourite foods, but if your favourite food is sweet stuff, try to put a few healthy foods in too, to keep the balance.

Try these if you don't have any favourite food and still don't know how to pack a lunch box. Make a roll with some ham in it, maybe a few carrot sticks, an apple, a piece of cake and a cookie or so.

Use reusable plastic containers as much as possible. They will help to keep your food fresh, prevent leaks, and prevent your food from arriving mashed. You can wrap everything in foil, plastic wrap, or sealable bags if you need to dispose of your lunch leftovers afterwards.

Keep a supply of foods on hand that are easy to add to your lunches. Yogurt, granola bars, dried fruit, and other snacks travel well.

Fresh fruit is already wrapped and ready to go. You may wish to wash it before leaving home. For softer fruits, you can cut it or place it whole into a container or wrap it in your napkin to help protect it from bruises.

If you have a microwave and a refrigerator available where you are going, the sky is the limit. You can pack leftovers from dinner, a jar of soup (canned or homemade), or just about anything.
If you don't have a microwave or a refrigerator available, use ice packs or cold drinks with an insulated lunch box or cooler to keep everything cool. Also try a thermos to keep a drink cool or warm.

Keep your meal balanced. In stead of 4 cookies, how about 2?
For a different sort of lunch, try making a bento box.
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Warnings
Do not put meats or other perishable items in your lunch box and let it stay out at room temperature for more than a brief period.






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Things You'll Need
Lunch box.
Favourite foods.
Containers or other wrapping material
Fork, knife, spoon, napkin.
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Menu Ideas
Monday:  sandwich apple cookie juice
Tuesday: soup carrot sticks cake milk
Wednesday: salad dried fruit yogurt chocolate milk
Thursday: wrap   granola  
Friday: leftovers      
Alternate bento 
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