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Bring Your Lunch to Work

the staff of te Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Bringing your lunch to work is widely considered a healthier and less expensive alternative to eating out. Yet, 66% of Americans surveyed say that meal prep is too inconvenient to bring their lunch from home.

Chef Craig Schauffel is the Vice President for R&D at Three Bridges [www.threebridges.com/] — the fresh food brand reimagining meal time with better ingredients. The Michelin Bib Gourmand winning chef is offering 5 simple steps to make it easier to bring your lunch from home, saving both money and calories.



1. SCHEDULE MEAL PREP AND MAKE IT FUN

Meal prep need not be a chore. Schedule some time on Sunday afternoon to start making lunches for the week. Crank up the music or put on the game. You can cheer on your favorite team and meet your prep goals.

2. KEEP IT SIMPLE

Stick with the basics and work your way up to more complicated meals. But if you want lunch crafted from a Michelin chef, there’s no simpler way than grabbing Three Bridges’ protein-packed, fresh, prepared line of Simple Dishes to help make lunch healthful.

3. STOCK UP ON THE STAPLES

Keep the freezer full of proteins and the pantry full of pasta (or whatever you’re in to). If you buy these in bulk you’ll save a bit more and you won’t be stuck staring into the abyss that is your fridge. You’ll have all you need to make your prepper dreams come true.

4. CUT CORNERS, NOT CARROTS

Don’t feel obligated to forgo the pre-cut produce just because it’s more expensive. Your time is valuable and saving it might be worth the extra cost. You’re already saving tons of money that would have been spent at a restaurant so don’t sweat it.

5. SYNERGIZE YOUR SELECTIONS

Yes, that’s a buzzword but it totally applies. Avoid getting bored with lunch by finding foods that overlap and can be mixed and matched into multiple meals. With the right spices, rice, chicken, and spinach can be made into a myriad of different dishes.

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