10 Meal Prep Hacks for Work Lunches

If you're using meal-prep recipes that call for cooked vegetables, consider cooking them either in your oven or on your grill, or broiling pan if you have one

Roast your veg

You probably already have a Tupperware or Pyrex set, but if you really want to up your meal-prep game, mason jars are key

Mason jars

Those adorable little plastic food containers may seem useless at home but it comes to packing lunches. Now you can safely package everything from a handful of grapes or nuts to ketchup

Tiny containers

Curiously, most people transport their sandwiches in plastic containers or baggies — neither of which are time- or cost-effective. Instead, fold your sandwiches up in wax paper.

Wax on, wax off

It might seem daunting, but if you take the time to plan out your shopping and cooking beforehand, you'll save yourself a headache. Try to do your shopping

Stick to a schedule

Not only are your lunches more likely to be healthy and better prepared when made the night before , but you can sleep in for a few extra minutes

Pack your lunches

Now, it depends on the recipe you're using, but it is possible to prep meals for two weeks or longer if you know you're going to be too busy to cook for a while

Cook in bulk

 You’ll have to spend a few extra minutes helping your kids the first time or two, but having them pack their own lunches teaches them responsibility

Kids do the work

Any cook will tell you that the key to making meals quickly is an ability to multitask — so make sure you bust your phone out and set timers for everything

Use your phone

Unless you're OK with eating the same thing for lunch all week (and some people are, there's no shame in that!), you're going to want to fill your shopping list

Shop smart

Sensational Work Lunches