It’s actually fun to pack my lunch for work now.

By Sarah Yang
August 28, 2017

Meal planning is all the rage these days—you'll find tips and tricks everywhere from video how-tos to Instagram posts to blogs. It's not only a great way to stick to a healthy diet, but there’s also something so darn satisfying about seeing food containers lined up with a week’s worth of meals.

In a perfect world, I would plan a week’s worth of lunches on Sundays. It would save me a lot of time on busy mornings, and it would be beneficial for my bank account, too (those $15 salads at the café near the office really add up). For me the act of meal planning is the epitome of #adulting—it’s the perfect mix of planning ahead and being responsible about your money. But let’s face it, sometimes the last thing you want to do on a Sunday is spend time laboring in the kitchen. There are friends you need to spend time with... or Netflix to watch… or naps to take. Or at least that’s where my priorities lie.

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But I’ve recently found something that actually makes me excited to pack my lunches for the week. All it took to get my lazy butt off the couch and in the kitchen on Sundays was something as simple as a food container. Thank you, Rubbermaid’s Brilliance Salad Lunch Storage Container.

Sure, I have plenty of food containers in my kitchen cabinets, but this one is a game-changer. There are three different compartments: a container for greens, a divided tray for toppings or dry ingredients, and a small container for dressing. No more soggy salads, or dressing spillage.

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Who knew a salad could look so appealing when it’s organized like that? Maybe it’s the neat freak in me that feels that way. Plus, without fail, every time I place it in the work fridge, I have coworkers say, “Whoa, look at your lunch.” When has anyone ever complimented a packed work lunch? Trust me, try this container and I give you permission to feel smug about bringing your own lunch to work.