4 Secrets to Steal from Nutritionists to Pack a Better Lunch
Here are the tricks that will make you actually want to eat the meal you prepared.
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Learn the Japanese Word for "This Lunch Looks Amazing"
Even if you aren't up for arranging hard-boiled eggs to look like bunnies, or cutting strawberries into mini flowers, Japanese bento boxes are the key to making enticing portable lunches. Atlanta nutritionist Marisa Moore
, a past spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, says separating your lunch's different components, so they don't get all jumbled together, is a great way to add variety to your meal and make you feel excited about eating the lunch you've brought. Any compartmentalized lunch box works; nutritionists Michal Hertz and Rebecca Appleman, co-founders of the nutrition app Honey
, like these stainless steel models
because they're easy to clean and come with a wide range of accompanying pieces.