But, as someone who nearly always forgets to pack lunch, I am lucky if I get a leftover slice of pizza in my workbag before rushing out the door in the morning. So when my editor challenged me to eat only out of jars for a week, I was game. Mostly because I figured it would be a good way to hold myself accountable to actually packing my lunch for a change, and also because I would have ample excuse to complain along the way.
For the challenge, we agreed on some ground rules: dinner was excluded, since part of the point is to help with packing lunch, and I don't need to pack food between the kitchen and the dining room table. Everything else, however, from breakfast to snack time, would need to be stored in a jar.
Ahead, the grand results of my experiment — fellow serial take-out orderers, there's hope out there.