1. Think Outside The Ice Pack
2. Freeze Leftovers for Quick Packing
Freeze dinner leftovers into single-serve portions for easy lunch packing. Make sure to label the leftovers clearly, detailing what’s inside, the date it was packed, reheating instructions, and any dietary or allergy notes. Many foods will defrost and be microwave-ready by lunch, but for heartier meals, remove them from the freezer and place in the fridge the night before.
If you’re feeling really motivated, double the recipe you’re making for dinner and portion out the extra helpings for the freezer.
3. Do A Lunch-Only Freezer Cooking Marathon
Pick one day and fill your freezer with lunch-friendly favorites.
To make a freezer cooking day go smoothly, chop and prep all of your ingredients ahead of time and be sure you have all storage containers you’ll need before you start. Bring in family or friends to help (or even set up a freezer cooking day with co-workers—you can swap final dishes for more variety).