Your schedule doesn’t allow you to go home to eat? Carrying your own food in a tupper is a perfect solution to stick to the diet and save money. If you plan it well, you may even save a lot of time!
Aspects to consider ✋🏻
- Characteristics of the tupper: It must be suitable for food use, with hermetic closure and suitable for microwave (if it is going to be heated).
- Food safety and hygiene: Take care of the transport and storage temperature. Avoid leaving food at room temperature, and if you can, store it in the fridge. This will help the food not to be spoiled.
Meal prepping 🥗
- If you carry a stew, cream/soup or any very hot meal, prepare it in advance to allow time to cool before putting it in a closed container.
- If it is a cold dish (salad type), it is not necessary to prepare it so far in advance, but it is equally important to keep it in the fridge.
There are foods and products that are easier to prepare to take away, and that you can always have at home. See some examples:
Take away meals 💡
- Bags of salad already prepared.
- Vegetables (fresh/frozen/canned). You can make them sautéed, baked or even pureed (take them in an airtight container). Canned vegetables are easy to use for a salad or quick meals.
- For protein of animal origin, some examples are boiled eggs, preserved fish, shrimp, roe or fresh octopus.
- Meat: it is better to accompany with vegetables and make a homemade sauce so that it does not lose juiciness. If cooked on the grill, it can be dried at the moment of its consumption.
Examples of tupper ideas:
👉 Cauliflower rice with chicken and curried vegetables.
👉 Green beans with boiled egg and tuna.
👉 Green salad with tuna and tomato.
👉 Grilled octopus, roasted red peppers and fresh onion.
👉 Mushroom cream soup and zucchini omelette.