How much do you spend on your lunches? Do you lunch at restaurants, cafes, kopitiams, food courts or bring your own lunch box to work?
There is a range of benefits you can reap by bringing your lunch to work, from eating healthy to saving money. Packing lunch to work doesn’t mean you have to compromise on health, flavor and quality.
Home cooked lunch bento is the easiest way to eat healthy because you control what you eat and also your calories intake. Another benefit is that you save time from walking or driving out to get your food. That also means no lunch time jam under the heat of the sun and coming back feeling sleepy or lethargic after a full lunch.
Bringing your lunch to work can also be a lot less expensive than buying it every day. Café & restaurants going rates are between RM15 to RM20 for a decent meal. You can get cheaper options at food courts or kopitiams at below RM10 but you probably have to compromise on the nutritional value of the food offered here.
You don’t have to eat at your desk – in fact we discourage that! Take a mental break from whatever you are doing and go to a quiet place in the courtyard to enjoy your food or catch up on the latest entertainment gossip/news at the pantry with other colleagues while you eat.
In Japan, lunchbox or bento is not just about packed food. It’s often referred to as being packed with love, referring to the sentiment the person brings to making the bento.
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