questionswhat do you take for lunch to work?

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Yay hot pockets and a nap. I bring food for the whole day. Cereal bars, instant oatmeal, a hot pocket, stouffers, fruit, oj, a soda, water, and something sweet. And tea. Always have tea with me.

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Also as the weather is getting warmer, I'm seriously starting to crave wraps which are easy to make, easy to transport, and tasty.

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@killswitchdh: Lol oh, and to your original point, with a Costco card it's about $15 per week for all the salad I can eat :D

And no worries, I needed a little motivation to break poor food habits.

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@spikedknight: thats rough =( Sorry to hear that. But yay healthy food!

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Well, thanks to a recent health screening, my lunch has become a huge container of salad and bottle of water (spinach with diced carrots and sugar snap peas, plus some diced almonds and dressing).
If I don't bring anything I limit myself to one of the healthier options at Subway.
The days of fast food burgers are looooong gone for me :'( Thanks family genes.

(oh, and I just turned 30)

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like cindihoward - i too work at home and whatever i want is what i get!

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Work at home and eat anything I want!

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poptarts and hostess ho-ho's and a 2-liter of coke.

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Bagel and water for lunch. Thats right I eat bread and water for lunch.

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I work from 6pm to about 3am, so I don't bring anything and we usually have 10pm late dinners. Which is pizza 75% of the time.

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I'll usually make more for dinner than could possibly be eaten, and take the leftovers to work for lunch the next day or two. If I don't have any leftovers, a lot of times I'll just make a ham and cheese or turkey and cheese sandwich, and bring carrots and/or yogurt to have with it.

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Not exactly an at-home kind of deal, but back when I ate meat I used to almost always have Sushi Chef brand White Miso soup. Comes in a little packet, costs about 70 cents a packet. Just add hot water and voila!

I used to add some white rice I made at home to give it a little bulk, but still pretty tasty on its own.

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I live about 5 mins away so I go home for lunch almost everyday. Eat what I have left over, or make something real quick. Usually have time for a nap too.

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I'm usually that person who forgets about lunch til around 2:30 (I just get busy), so I tend to bring small, light, snackable type things like fruits and cheeses because then it starts getting late in the day and my mind is all "don't spoil dinner". Edamame's also pretty yummy and fast to microwave up. Or leftovers.

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Pretty standard for me most days:

Salad consisting of a bag of some variety of lettuce/lettuce blend, a cup or so of chopped carrots, 4-5oz of chopped deli turkey breast/chicken, sometimes some fat free feta, sometimes some craisins, sometimes some croutons, etc.

Plain greek yogurt (Fage or Chobani) with some splenda mixed in.

Sometimes leftovers, but otherwise, salad and yogurt.

Agree with @gatzby. No fish. Ever. It does not microwave well, and everybody will hate you.

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Soups, stews, and stir-frys are awesome work lunch fodder. Chili over noodles or rice? Yup. Even curry goes pretty well, assuming you don't mind being overly aromatic. A grilled chicken breast in whatever flavor over some rice is quick, easy, and cheap to include.

No fish though. Never fish. Don't be the fish guy.

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Well I dont work anymore and am a full time student, but I use to take simple things like Hot Pockets and some chips. A lot of the time I was able to go get lunch though so I was spending a crapload a week at random fastfood places.

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Yay for bringing your own lunch! I always bring mine to work. Today I have home made Caribbean food that consists of rice, beans, greens and some stew chicken :-)