Today we’re back to our series on the Lunch box A-Z – Y is the letter for your working lunch. If you are new to Lunchbox World, you might like to know we also have a YouTube channel with lots of working lunch ideas that are truly quick, easy and tasty too.
So just to whet your appetite here is one from the Working Lunch series or #wfhlunch series as it is also known:
We’re up to the letter Y in the Lunch Box A-Z and there’s been a bit of a buzz about what folks are actually having for lunch during their working day …
When this post was originally posted, a recent report* quoted as many as 30% of London commuters are skipping lunch altogether, not even having a working lunch at their desk…
I found this quite saddening, as we are like a car – we need to refuel! Lunch is such an important meal of the day. Unlike a car, we don’t come with a fuel gauge, so can’t see at a glance when we are running low… We often don’t realise our energy levels are low until we start snapping at people or simply start to flag during the afternoon. (Don’t tell me you wouldn’t find your own energy gauge quite handy…)
So to help folks get that all essential break in the middle of the day, here’s a quick run down on some of the latest editions to our favourite lunch bag range this Summer…
Maybe having one of these on your arm, might get you all excited about taking your working lunch into the office with you…
They say you just need 10 minutes away from your desk…
Insulated Lunch Bags
Lush Flower, perhaps our favourite design…
|Brand new Gourmet Getaway lunch bags – Summer 2012
Or if you’re into dots, we’ve the new dotty lunch bags…
|Big dot black and white Gourmet Getaway
|Another dotty lunch bag – Mini Dot Navy to those in the know!
Now if you’re not familiar with Built NY, these are the zany insulated lunch bags from New York. What’s simply brilliant about them is the following:
- they insulate – they keep it cold so your lunch is still looking good at lunch time…
- or keep the food hot (if stuffing a takeaway inside on the way home after work)
- As they’re made from neoprene, they’re completely washable
- My kids all have them and they are just so practical
- They pack flat when not in use, and they smell sweet, as you can wash them. Simply allow to drip dry..
Salad Lunch Boxes
I also love the FUN brightly coloured salad lunch boxes, all from Sistema, that have all the separate compartments to keep your salad fresh, with a handy sauce pot, as well as the essential cutlery. Simply assemble your salad, add the dressing, toss and you’re ready to tuck in!
We’ve even found some FUN dotty lunch boxes and other lunch bags too
So do please make time for your lunch…. It really will help keep you avoid those slumps in the day, and keep you going until home time.
So that was our post for Lunchbox A-Z – Y for your working lunch. But what I really want to know is how much time do you honestly set aside for lunch?
The Lunchbox World Team x
*Working Lunch Report – Aviva Health Insurance, 2011
PS don’t forget our 365 lunch box ideas series with lots of lunch box ideas to share…
PPS And in case you missed a post in this series, here’s the Lunch Box A-Z so far:
Lunch Box A-Z – A for Angry Birds
Lunch Box A-Z – B for Bottles and Bottle Slingers
Lunch Box A-Z – C for Chic!
Lunch Box A-Z – D for Dart Frog, Dinosaurs and Deer
Lunch Box A-Z – E for Elephants
Lunch Box A-Z – F for Fish, Frogs and FUN!
Lunch Box A-Z – G for Gorgeous Green Gadgets
Lunch Box A-Z – H for Hippie Hearts
Lunch Box A-Z – I for Ice Essentials and Insanewiches
Lunch Box A-Z – J For Jazzy Lunch Gear
Lunch Box A-Z – K For Kit Bags
Lunch Box A-Z – L For LEGO
Lunch Box A-Z – M For Men
Lunch Box A-Z – N For Navigate, New!
Lunch Box A-Z – O For Owls
Lunch Box A-Z – P For Penguins and Pirates
Lunch Box A-Z – Q For Quick Lunch Box Ideas
Lunch Box A-Z – R For Retro Lunch Boxes
Lunch Box A-Z – S For Sharks and Sandwiches
Lunch Box A-Z – T For Toddlers that Travel and TUMTUM
Lunch Box A-Z – U For Unique
Lunch Box A-Z – V For Variety
Lunch Box A-Z – W For Water and Water Bottles
Lunch Box A-Z – X for Excitement Favourite Patriotic Food and Drink