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Lunch Ideas for a Busy Career Girl and a Giveaway!

Let’s face it, many of us often plan to take a break for lunch to get a bite to eat and maybe take a stroll outside if the weather permits. But all too often, our lunch break falls by the wayside the minute an unexpected deadline or meeting pops up.

As a busy career woman, I can identify with the frequent lunchtime crunch, despite my attempt to prepare nutritious and healthy lunches as often as possible (I am also a big fan of not eating out at lunch and splurging on dinner instead). Today, I’m going to share with you a few tips for sneaking in lunch (there is no excuse for not eating!) on busy days and share a surprise at the end too!

A recent Barilla survey showed that more than half of Americans say they find it difficult to find the time to eat lunch throughout the day, leading them to become “hangry” (a combination of hungry and angry), which doesn’t do anyone in the workplace any good.

Luckily, there’s a solution to avoid “hangry.” Barilla’s Italian Entrées are microwaveable meals that can be heated up in just 60 seconds and kept in your desk drawer, making them easy to grab on the days when you are strapped to your desk. Their new Meat Sauce Gemelli Entrées have 2-3 grams more protein than similar meals, helping you to feel fuller longer and keeping your “hangry” out of the picture for the rest of the day.

Barilla’s survey has got me thinking about the other food essentials that I keep around for busy days. Here are the things that I can’t live without:

  • Snacking on almonds and other nuts
  • When working from home, I love a protein shake with frozen fruit, spinach, flaxseed, and chia seeds.
  • Blueberries and apples
  • Granola bars
  • LOTS of water!

So now for my little surprise – I’d like to hear what you keep in your drawer to help you get through the day, one lucky winner will receive 10 Italian Entrées to eat! Here are the ways you can win this pack using Rafflecopter below:

  • Like Classy Career Girl on Facebook
  • Leave a comment below telling us what makes them “hangry” (a combination of hunger and anger as a result of missing lunch) and why you need solutions like this to help you get through busy days.
  • Follow me on Twitter @classycareer
  • Tweet about this giveaway (make sure you mention @classycareer)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway is open to all residents in the US only. It begins NOW and ends on September 27, 2013. The winner will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 24 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected. Good luck!

*Note: I was provided the product for review but this did not change what I wrote about it.

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