The happiness of a packed lunch
Studies in psychology and neuroscience have shown that eating is a major factor in happiness. In an experiment, researchers asked adults to complete questionnaires on their happiness levels. The results showed that although eating on the go was cheaper, it made people feel less happy.
Since everything we eat has a direct effect on our level of happiness, an important part of a packed lunch is choosing the right food. This can be more difficult than it sounds since the choice is as varied as it is numerous. For example, the most important thing to consider is what you are eating as well as how you are eating it.
Food can also affect your mood. For example, sugar, caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, and processed foods can all make you feel more awake but can also make your mood worse. Some foods can make you feel sad or even depressed. On the other hand, some foods can make you feel happy. For example, eating rice pudding can make you feel calm and relaxed and eating sardines can make you feel energized.
The magic of that lunch my boyfriend packed
He cooked me a pack of fried eggs with bacon, sausages, and salsa on a white baguette. It was lovely! I felt so full after eating it. And it gave me a reminder in the middle of the day that I felt loved and cared for.
The magic of that packed lunch my girlfriend made for me
It was when I opened the bag that I saw the cream cheese, apple, and carrot. She has very good taste! I felt like a kid! After a few bites, I feel like my day truly began.
How well does an insulated food jar retain heat?
Insulated food jars are an ingenious way to keep food hot or cold. They are a great way of keeping food hot when you're out and about. They are more expensive than your normal food jar so can be a more expensive choice, but they are also very good for sensitive or temperature-sensitive items such as baby food.
How to use an insulated food jar
- Fill with hot food, then put the lid on.
- Place in a cooler to keep it hot.
- Place in a refrigerator or freezer to keep it cold.