Friday, January 13, 2012

Creating Balance in 2012

If you're one of the many Americans that have resolved to save money, eat better or live a greener lifestyle in 2012, we hope you're putting your lunchbox to good use! Not sure how a lunchbox can really help you meet your goals? Well, it's time to: 

Resolution: Save money 
Take your lunch with you to work, travel, and on weekend outings. We're not the only one touting this easy money saving technique: 

"Although it can be fun to go out with your co-workers for lunch, the weekly tab can be stressful on your wallet. For example, let’s say you eat a pretty modest lunch even at a chain like Chili’s. You will probably spend at least $10-$12 per meal. If you work 5 days a week, that adds up to $50-60! Instead, you could probably spend $15-$20 on a week’s supply of groceries." 
Henak, B. (2011) 5 Simple Ways to Save money as a Young Professional. Retrieved from:

Resolution: Eat better
Give your body the types of foods it needs in the correct portions. Not as easy as it sounds? Let your Bento Set help you create the balance to succeed: 
USDA MyPlate Healthy Lunch Guidelines

Resolution: Live a Greener Lifestyle
Making easy changes like reducing your waste is a great first step. According to 

typical school lunch
"Much of the trash we generate comes from the packaging on the food we buy, and lunch foods are no exception. In fact, it has been estimated that on average a school-age child using a disposable lunch generates 67 pounds of waste per school year. That equates to 18,760 pounds of lunch waste for just one average-size elementary school."

Ready to re-think that lunchbox? 
Visit us at, and we'll help you get started.  
We want to hear your success stories, so please be sure to share now and throughout the year. 

Everyone here at Laptop Lunches would like to wish you a happy, healthy, and successful 2012! 

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