There are many reasons why bringing your lunch to work is a good idea. The first is financial: lunch in NYC is expensive. Even a salad at Just Salad or Chop't can cost $10 if you like toppings. The second reason to bring your lunch is, it's better for you. If you are in control of the food you eat, and what goes into the preparation of that food, you're more likely to pay attention to calories and healthy ingredients.

But March 10 is also National Pack Your Lunch Day, a somewhat arbitrary "holiday," we admit, but one that is certainly worthy of adherence, in our opinion!

Here are some easy ways to bring your lunch to work with you, on March 10 or any other day of the year.