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5 Ways to Make Weekday Lunches Easier and Healthier!

Whether you’re looking to eat better, help your family head back to school, or just bring some happiness and health into the middle of the workday, a good lunch is essential. We asked the Imperfect community on Facebook and our employees to share their top tips for better weekday lunches and learned a ton. Here are 5 of our favorite tips for you to try this week:

Debra: I’m a big fan of pre-prepped mix and match ingredients. My favorite lately has been the Imperfect brown rice and the yellow beans. Cook them ahead of time and you can add veggies and/or a protein later. It’s a perfectly Imperfect veggie bowl on the fly!

Trisha: Chop a bunch of veggies in advance, like Sunday night. It’s so much easier to pull a couple of chunks of celery or carrot out of a tub than to worry about chopping it in the morning.

Ashleen: When I make spaghetti sauce for dinner, I’ll make a double batch and shred carrots and/or zucchini into it for extra nutrition! It’s easy to heat up and pour over pasta, baked potatoes, or roasted root veggies for lunch!

Nicole: I love getting any kind of lettuce in my Imperfect box, because it not only makes for a great salad, but I love using the lettuce to make tacos or lettuce wraps!

Team Imperfect: Cut carrot sticks are a great snack. Keep them fresh longer by storing them in water in a small jar or container.

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    Jenai Rothnie
    August 19, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    My two year old loves it when we get the Imperfect boxes since she knows I almost always get carrots and several types of fruit. She’ll go to the fridge or fruit bowl to grab a snack when she wants, and just happily march around the house eating a whole carrot or apple!

    I haven’t done this in a while, but a great way to make carrot and red pepper snacks is to use cut them up and put them in a jar of pickle or pepperoncini juice once all the pickles/peppers have been eaten. Over time they soak up the zap.

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