I'm very unimaginative, and always take a couple of bread rolls filled with ham and usually cucumber/tomato and a piece of fruit. I would blame it on the fact that there is no kitchen, or fridge or even break room that I have access to but I'm ashamed to say I'm no more creative when I'm at home for lunch and usually have exactly the same at home too.
I would also be interested in inspiration. _________________ I CAN do this.
Joined: 30 Jul 2012 Posts: 1627 Location: Australia
Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 8:26 am Post subject:
Every week or so I cook a batch of rice and beans with veggies and some spices / sauce and freeze in lunch sized portions. I do boil away rice, and while it's cooking I pan fry some chopped veg and rince some canned beans.
It's super cheap and easy, makes mornings very quick, and because there isn't meat in it I don't feel as squicky about freezing and then defrosting in my bag on the way to work.
Black beans with rice, mushrooms, onions, with chilli sauce and soy.
Cannellini beans with brown rice, kalamata olives, carrot and celery, chopped semi sundried tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
If I'm feeling hungry, or got a long day, I take a small can of tuna to mix with it at lunchtime.
Joined: 22 May 2010 Posts: 1244 Location: Horn of Africa
Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 11:46 am Post subject:
If I don't want to get sleepy in the afternoon, a nice large salad with a chopped avocado or nut cheese and fresh ground pepper instead of dressing. _________________ -Sonya
No Sweets, No Snacks and No Seconds, Except (Sometimes) on days that start with "S".
I also do beans and vegetables often because it's quick, cheap and easy.
My other go to lunch (that I've eaten for a million years) is Greek yogurt, carrots and a piece of fruit. I often have about 10 minutes to eat and the protein holds me over for a while. Sometimes I add nuts to the yogurt as well.
Joined: 06 Oct 2008 Posts: 8698 Location: San Diego, CA USA
Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 5:41 am Post subject:
Starch (could be bread, cooked grain, flatbreads, potato, pasta), a green veg, another color veg, some greens, a protein or beans, some sauce or flavoring. A piece of fruit. Some fat like cheese, nuts, olive oil.
Or leftover restaurant fare supplemented with elements from above.
You might get some ideas here.
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