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5 essential items for brown bag lunches

Brown-bagging isn’t just for school-aged kids. It boasts many benefits for adults, too. For starters, it saves you money can keep you healthier. When you eat nutritiously, you build immune system health and may just generally feel better during the workday.

Though taking an actual break for lunch can help you relax and refocus, you may not always have that option. Brown bagging it allows you to have a working lunch or eat between meetings.

You can also reduce your carbon footprint if you use reusable and eco-friendly products instead of an actual brown bag. Many restaurants still hand out takeout in styrofoam containers, which aren’t on Mother Nature’s nice list.

Here are a few essential items for brown-bag meals at work.

Bringing meals to work can help you save time and money. You’ll likely eat more nutritiously and produce less waste, keeping your digestive system and Mother Nature happy. A few items set the table for a delicious and fresh meal. Bento boxes and ice packs ensure food and beverages don’t go bad during your commute or workday. Large bags help you tote everything you need. If you drink coffee or tea on the go, a quality mug that prevents spills is convenient and eco-friendly. Water bottle sleeves can also help you avoid potentially embarrassing messes while keeping your beverage cold. Of course, sometimes it’s fun to go out with colleagues — don’t deprive yourself. Like eating, everything is great in moderation.

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