Saturday, September 23, 2017

Zero Waste Lunch Essentials


I have a bit of a reputation when it comes to food. I always, always bring food with me everywhere I go. When we plan camping trips I am usually in charge of food, not because I am the best cook but because I make sure that we don’t go hungry at any point! :) 

I am out a lot in the evenings after work, either climbing or doing something along that line so nutrition is really important for me. The only way to get adequate fuel is to plan my meals for the day ahead and carry everything that I will need for the whole day. 

This is my toolkit that I usually bring with me. Everything in there is unbreakable for a reason! A lot of my commute will involve biking or walking and so it is a lot more practical for me to use items made from stainless steel. The good thing about stainless steel is that it last for a very long time, making it a really good alternative to plastic.   I do sometimes use glass mason jars as well.  

1.   Food Tiffin - People always comment on it.  I got it a few years ago when I was traveling in India. It is actually designed to carry curry, rice and a naan bread. I love the fact that I can have 3 different things in there without having to mix it together. Today I had some omelette, home made energy balls and a salad. 

2.     Stainless steel water bottle - I drink a lot water every day so having a big bottle is essential.  

3.     Stainless Steel spork – my latest edition – death to single-use plastic utensils! It is really small and portable so it comes with me everywhere I go. 

4.     Tea flask- This one is leak proof so you can put it in your bag without worrying that it will spill everywhere. Get one of these to substitute disposable coffee cups.  

5.     Cotton bag- (not pictured) to hold everything in one place    

6.     Reusable napkin- I bought some vintage napkins in a charity shop. I never used to see myself as a napkin type of person. Until I tried one:) 

No plastic is needed and it looks so much more beautiful than shop bought packaged lunch. 



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