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While shopping at Walmart the other day, I saw the prettiest can of soup. (Yes, I’m serious. It literally caught my attention, because of the pretty can. I’m a sucker for bright colors and eye-catching packaging.) So when I got a little closer, I realized that there was a new soup called “Campbell’s Well Yes!™ Soup.”
Healthy Lunch Ideas for Work: Paper Bag Style
The soup said that it was made with no artificial colors, flavors or ingredients – and chicken meat raised with NO antibiotics. (I’m also a sucker for products like this, and always feel so much better about eating it/feeding it to my family.)
My husband had recently reminded me that he LOVED eating soup during the winter months, and I realized how easy it would be to grab a can of soup and put it in his lunch for work. (With the new year, we’ve been trying to eat a little better when we can.) So I decided to give this soup a try, and make a lunch for him that he’d love. (With a few easy tricks up my sleeve… I knew I HAD to share it with you.)
I bought two kinds. The Roasted Chicken with Wild Rice Soup: Contains corn, carrots and sweet potatoes; chicken meat has no antibiotics; non-BPA lining; no preservatives. And the Sweet Potato Corn Chowder: Contains red peppers & wild rice; vegetarian (2/3 cup veggies); non-BPA lining, no preservatives.
His lunch the next day consisted of (of course) the Campbell’s Well Yes!™ Soup, Sweet Potato Corn Chowder. (One can is 2 servings, so he even had leftovers for the next day if he wanted, and could even store it in the container that I sent with him that I’ll show you next!) The can doesn’t require a can opener either, so he won’t be left stranded at the office with a can that he can’t open.
Veggies & Hummus:
Have you seen the cutie-patootie ways to serve hummus and veggies at a party on Pinterest? They put a dab of hummus in a small serving container, and place the veggie sticks right in the hummus. It’s all ready to go, and requires no hassle of spooning the hummus out onto a plate. Using this same idea, I love putting the hummus and veggies in a small container, so I don’t have to use more than one container, and then it’s all ready to go for him, when he’s ready to eat.
I absolutely love the little kraft containers that we keep on hand for lunches, leftovers, and party-styling. I included one in his lunch bag for the soup, and one container for the hummus and veggies. Using these, I don’t have to worry about getting my plastic dishes back from his office. (Those always seemed to disappear, so I decided it was time to start sending disposable containers.) Then, a disposable spoon is also required, because yet again… I’d never see my nice silverware again if I sent it with him.
Sometimes I’ll send a bottle with him that he can keep at the office to keep refilling with the water jug. For some reason, these end up making their way back home???
Then of course the paper bag to carry it all in. A Walmart bag would be just fine to carry all of this in, but like with the kraft containers, I just love having these bags on hand for lunches/leftovers/food deliveries. They’re cute, and manly enough for my husband to take with him, and not feel like his wife is torturing him with pretties like I secretly want to.
I know that work lunches can get repetitive, and boring at times. So I truly hope that this healthy lunch idea that I packed for my hubby gets the ball rolling for you, and you’ll find it easier to pack a lunch for work!
There are in-store demos in select nationwide Walmart stores February 16 – February 19 2017 for the Campbell’s Well Yes!™ Soup, and a coupon available in Sunday papers on 3/12- so be on the lookout for a Well Yes!™ offer in your Sunday couponing, if you decide to give it a try! But it’s already a super low price at Walmart, so even if you don’t have a coupon, it’s still within my budget.
Until next time…