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the Brown Bag Challenge – Week 1

We’re teaming up with fellow food bloggers to host a Brown-Bag Challenge, a month-long initiative to eat consciously and save money by packing a lunch each weekday instead of eating out. Join us here and share what you’re eating on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #brownbag.

Thank goodness for freezers and leftovers. The first week has resulted in some healthy and some less than perfect lunches brought from home. My Rubbermaids have been working over time! A few days it was just a can of soup for lunch. If I pack food that needs to be microwaved I use real bowls or plates because of possible leaching. Some days I brought homemade lasagna or roast dinner. Everyday I gave in and bought a zero-waste coffee at Starbucks but not at lunch time. Next week I hope to make my lunches the night before and up the healthiness.


Zero-Waste Extra! I ate one last Subway sub for lunch at work right before the Brown Bag Challenge began.

The sandwich artist was very interested in why I was “bothering”. I tried to explain everything in a few words and a few minutes. It’s one action at a time. It’s preventable waste. To me it now feels awful to accept fast food waste.


About stephanieough

Wife, mom, concerned citizen of the earth. Striving towards intentional living rather than blindly following. Former Education Specialist for a corporation, I have now taken a step back to spend time with my family and work closer to home. Hoping to reduce our waste through refusing, reducing and reusing so that we will not have to recycle as much. Also, I love to explore zero-waste fast food and take pictures of my sucesses. I'm a fan of British comedies like Red Dwarf and Black Adder, Kevin Smith and his movies, Asian food, documentaries, biographies and going to Las Vegas on vacation. If someone told me I could only listen to the Beatles for the rest of my life I would die happy.


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