I love dining out.  Love it.  I should be more specific- I love dining out at locally owned restaurants.  I recently started a desk job that has me doing little activity during the day.  Add to that our location- just outside of Detroit’s Mexicantown in Deaborn.  Within 5 minutes we have amazing Mexican AND Middle-Eastern Food.  Its fresh.  Its sometimes healthy.  But it can be expensive. We also have an amazing Italian Restaurant that has such good bread, the office has dubbed it ‘crack bread’ because its impossible to eat just one piece.

I stumbled on this through Michigan’s healthy lifestyle initiative, a Healthier Michigan.  They have tips for creating a brown-bag lunch habit.

You can read the full article here.

The lunch it, punch it program is pretty simple- printable punch cards.  Think of it like a loyalty card.  After 10 punches, then you get lunch out.

lunch it punch it

Here’s a link to a PDF version: http://lunchitpunchit.com/LIPIcards.pdf

Here’s more on the program: http://lunchitpunchit.com/cards/

Finally, a weight loss challenge I might be able to follow!