Green Your Life: Out to Lunch

| 2/2/2009 4:18:53 PM

Green Lunch
Pack healthy lunch options in reusable, BPA-free containers. Photo By WolfWorld/Courtesy Flickr. 

Lunchtime is your time.

You work hard for your afternoon break. You file, type labels, answer phones, do research and complete a million other tasks every day at work (at least I do). And that glorious break is all that stands between you and complete insanity. Well, Mother Nature works hard, too. Nurturing all life on this planet is a consuming job, and she deserves a break, too.

Here’s your chance to give Mother Nature a break. By following these simple tips and tricks, greening your lunch can be a real piece of (organic) cake.

• The best way to green your lunch is by making and bringing your own. This way, you know exactly what’s going into your grub—which is healthier for you—and you don’t waste gas idling in a fast food drive-up lane—which is healthier for Mom.

• Pack your lunch in reusable containers to cut down on waste. I use Tupperware to hold the bulk of my meal (i.e., angel hair and meat sauce, lasagna, soup, etc). I know plastic is not an ideal “green” solution to the question of reusable containers, but that’s as far as I’ve gotten thus far.