I often suggest planning and preparing 4 homemade lunches a week. This way you do not over-prepare meals and waste food if a lunch meeting pops up or a special occasion takes you out of the workplace. When planning what to prepare, think past sandwiches squashed in plastic bags. We eat with our eyes first and this type of lunch is not appetizing! One key element for an appetizing lunch is the experience, meaning what your lunch travels in. Eco-friendly lunch bowls and boxes are quickly gaining popularity and I love the look, feel and usability of the Black + Blum Lunch Bowls. Nutritionally, try to include as many real, whole foods as possible in your lunch! Whole foods such as grains, beans, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds are packed with protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants.One great recipe you can try is my Fluffy Herbed Quinoa + Black Bean Salad!