You probably thought that once you’d left school, your days of packed lunches were over. However, in today’s working world that just isn’t the case. With people working longer hours in the office and focusing more on managing their budgets, bringing pre-prepared food from home is becoming ever more popular. From 2014 to 2015, the number of people bringing packed lunches to work increased by a whopping 26% (The Telegraph)! That comes to roughly seven million more packed lunches being made.
There are several practical benefits to this. Firstly, it can save you time. The business world has become increasingly fast-paced, and workers often don’t have the time to go out for lunch. A recent study found that over half of office workers either eat lunch at their desks (dining ‘al desko’), or simply don’t have time for a lunch break at all (The Evening Standard), making a solid packed lunch essential.
Secondly, it can save you money. The average office worker spends €2,190 a year on buying lunch (The Guardian). Office workers who bring lunch from home spend just €657 a year, saving over €1,500! You do the maths: bringing lunch from home = money saved!
Finally, preparing the food yourself allows you to eat healthier and control every ingredient that goes in. Say goodbye to the guilt of eating another burger from the fast-food place around the corner, and bring some tasty, healthy food from home!
The Kilner® Food On The Go Jar
Kilner®’s Food On The Go Jar is ideal for packed lunches, allowing you to prepare and store a variety of different ingredients, with a handy stainless steel pot that’s perfect for sauces and condiments, while keeping the contents dry and fresh until you’re ready to drizzle. It’s compact, it seals fresh, and it’s pretty stylish to boot!
Below are a few recipes which we think are perfect for the Food On The Go Jar, but this is just the beginning: the only limits are your imagination and how much you can fit in the jar!
1. Spanish Salad
2. Rainbow Fruit