Hello Healthy Packed Lunches!


Hello Packed Lunch! A common misconception people have about ‘eating healthy’ is that it costs you a FORTUNE! I’ve learned that the key to balancing your budget is just that– BALANCE. I know I spend more money on healthy groceries than most college students, but I’m also sure that I spend less overall. I’ll admit it– I cannot resist rich, quality, fair-trade, certified organic dark chocolate. I don’t mind splurging on pricey peaches off season, or expensive almond butter for my oatmeal, but that doesn’t mean I’m a crazy spender. No, no. I treat myself to those things, but I try to save everywhere else. It’s all about priorities. I hit up thrift stores for fashionable bargains, I limit the amount of meals I eat out, and when I go to coffee shops I never go for the $5 lattes. I save on cash (and calories!!) by ordering plain coffee with just a splash of almond milk.

Another way I love to save money? Packed lunches! I get to control the calories, eliminate the gluten, soy and dairy, AND make sure it’s delicious. These lunches are good for my wallet (and my body). Here are just a few of my faves!


Hello Nutrition. I balanced this fall apple/avocado salad with my dairy-free chicken salad on a gluten free brown rice wrap from Trader Joe’s. I paired it with some sea salt and vinegar chips (for some extra crunch) and an iced Tea! So fresh and delish!


Another wrap & salad combo! Here I used up some leftover pork from a family dinner. I added some organic BBQ sauce and a loaded garden salad topped with salsa and avocado. I paired this with some apple slices and an RX bar (which I saved for my afternoon snack– definitely the best thing about my 3:30pm Chem Lecture!)


Protein packed!! Here I tossed some leftover salad (Chipotle’s!) with some fresh spinach and grilled chicken sausage, plus a yummy Square Organics vegan protein bar (you guys have to try the nuts & sea salt flavor!! SO good)!


Avocado Sushi. (my fave) For this lunch I paired some leftover brown rice sushi (from Whole Foods) with a fresh garden salad & a fruit cup. I also grabbed a Go Macro Protein bar (another perfect afternoon snack.) Packed lunches definitely work for me!

How about you? Do you prefer to pack your own lunch? What are your go-to options?!



  • Reply Rach

    YUM! All of these look so delicious! That sushi especially!

    November 2, 2016 at 8:43 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Sushi is BAE!! Thanks Rach! <3

      December 1, 2016 at 4:04 pm
  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law

    You are the packed lunch queen! All of these look delicious!

    I rarely pack lunches as I’m usually at home for lunch, however, when I do it’s usually a salad sandwich and a bunch of sides!

    November 4, 2016 at 4:24 am
    • Reply Cailee

      Yay for salads and sides! The perfect midday meal! And thanks babe! <3

      December 1, 2016 at 4:04 pm
  • Reply Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness

    Bringing food on-the-go is a great way to save $ and know exactly what you’re eating! I always make sure to bring snacks and meals with me when I travel or am just out of the house for the day.

    November 7, 2016 at 9:55 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Yes yes yes!! I save SO much now that I pack my own lunch and snacks. Perfect for my health… and wallet!!

      December 1, 2016 at 4:05 pm
  • Reply Liv @ Healthy Liv

    I just about always pack my lunch, too. I love saving the money and honestly think what I pack tastes better than lots of things I’d buy out! Some of my favorites are salads, turkey & cheese roll-ups, and leftovers. All of your lunch combos look so delicious!

    November 14, 2016 at 2:05 am
    • Reply Cailee

      Your lunches sound delicious Liv!! And I couldn’t agree more! Packed lunches are def worth the extra energy! Now when I do buy something out, it’s a treat!

      December 1, 2016 at 4:06 pm

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