Building Healthy Lunches with Glad

I wish I could say that I get up bright and early every morning to pack my husband a filling and healthy lunch for his long day at work, but I don’t. It’s not because I don’t want to, I just can’t seem to drag myself out of bed before the sun rises to throw two pieces of bread together with whatever ingredients I can find through my groggy and sleepy eyes. I don’t know how he can get up so early and still function properly.

It’s just not in my DNA.

Lunch made easy with Glad

Luckily for him, I happen to be a food blogger. So yeah, he does get spoiled with a few delicious recipes now and then.

Honestly, most of the time he is forced to eat “leftovers” from a recipe I made for the blog, and lucky for me he doesn’t usually mind. So in order to maintain my trophy wife status and catch up on my beauty sleep, I pack him one heck of a lunch the night before.

Dinner leftovers turned into Lunch

I am in love with Glad’s entree size food storage containers. They are the perfect size for building a healthy and well balanced lunch on the go. Since Glad is microwavable, my husband can quickly heat up his drool-worthy lunch in a flash.

One of my favorite new food storage containers is Glad’s, “Glad To Go Lunch” container.

Um….Hellooooo Lover!! This is probably the coolest thing since sliced bread.

Glad To Go Lunch

They have cleverly figured out a way to stow a mini Glad storage container IN. THE. LID. of the larger Glad storage container!!

Say goodbye to soggy salads and hello to perfectly crisp lunches with dressing on the side. I love the automatic portion control. I’m a dressing kind-of-gal and tend to get a bit carried away with it. The little Glad container is a perfect 1.5 ounces {just what I need to help keep me in check for swim suit weather}.

Not only do these cute little cups fit in the To Go Lunch containers, but they also fit the entree size as well. That’s because all their lids are interlocking, so you can stack them together and they won’t get lost your cupboards.

They seriously think of everything.

Strawberry Greek Yogurt Pancakes To Go

Remember those Strawberry Greek Yogurt Pancakes I showed you last week?

Yup – easily transported, syrup and all. It’s a great way to bring breakfast to a friend or neighbor without all the fuss of multiple containers.

One big tip I have for you when prepping a hot lunch is to let your food cool down to room temperature before putting the lid on it. If you throw on the lid while it’s still hot it could build up too much moisture inside and result in soggy food. Once it’s cooled down, put on the lid, place it in the fridge, and it’s ready for you or your husband to grab for tomorrow’s lunch.

There are so many great ways to build a healthy and balanced lunch that Glad wants your help in finding and sharing them in their Pinterest contest: Inspire Your Lunch With Glad! It’s easy to enter and there are weekly prizes too!

Go to Glad’s Pinterest Board Contest to Inspire Your Lunch with Glad. Create your own Pinterest board for a chance to win weekly prizes. Timing of the Pinterest Board Contest: 3/18 – 4/28

Steps in entering the contest:

Step 1: Click the Glad photo in the gallery (Glad Pinterest Board Contest) that most inspires you to get started pinning. Step 2: Choose “create new board” in the dropdown menu of the Pinterest pop up screen. Title your new board “Inspired Lunches” Step 3: Find at least 4 photos anywhere on the web that fits the theme of “Inspired Lunches” and pin them to your new board. Include #gladinspiredlunches in your photo description. Step 4: Once you’ve pinned 5 photos (including one from the Glad Pinterest Gallery) come back to (Glad’s Pinterest Board Contest) submit your board.


If you make a pinboard in the Glad contest, share your pinboard URL in the comments—I’d love to see what you’ve done! In addition, I’m always looking for inspiration so tell me how you make your inspired lunches.


Visit Glad’s page on BlogHer for more ideas!


Get inspired, get healthy, get Glad!

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.

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Shawn Syphus

Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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