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Eating at Work


#1

Hey guys/gals

I just wondered what are some of your fav things to eat at work for a quick high protein lunch?
I am limited to sometimes 10-20 mins on lunch breaks and the microwave is normally taken up
By many people so usually get a cold meal.

Does anyone rate things like Greek yogurt? Or offer any suggestions?


#2

[quote]SeenoEvil wrote:
Hey guys/gals

I just wondered what are some of your fav things to eat at work for a quick high protein lunch?
I am limited to sometimes 10-20 mins on lunch breaks and the microwave is normally taken up
By many people so usually get a cold meal.

Does anyone rate things like Greek yogurt? Or offer any suggestions? [/quote]

Eat your meals cold then, seriously. Assuming you work 3+ days a week, pre-cook and portion lunches on your off time. Better to have a solid meal that is healthy and fits your macros then pre-made/no-prep grocery store stuff.

Or, if you have access to an outlet and no one will mess with your stuff: http://www.crock-pot.com/specialty/for-lunch/


#3

I’ve started taking chicken and rice with scrambled egg and veg to work. Cooked up in bulk and take what I need through the week.
I’m a landscaper so don’t have access to a microwave, but to be honest cold rice doesn’t bother me


#4

This is common sense stuff mate. If you cook dinner at night, make more than you need and stick it in the fridge. Take it out in the morning; take to work; and eat. Throw in some fruit, avocado, nuts, etc, etc. As for the microwave, I try to avoid it especially heating food in plastics. I prefer allowing the leftovers to come to room temperature in my bag so it’s perfectly delicious come lunch time.


#5

I’ve done shakes consisting of whey, peanut butter, dry oats, and spinach in a similar work situation where I couldn’t eat a full meal. Blend it up in the morning and throw it in an opaque bottle to avoid annoying questions from coworkers.


#6

[quote]JamesBrawn007 wrote:
This is common sense stuff mate. If you cook dinner at night, make more than you need and stick it in the fridge. Take it out in the morning; take to work; and eat. Throw in some fruit, avocado, nuts, etc, etc. As for the microwave, I try to avoid it especially heating food in plastics. I prefer allowing the leftovers to come to room temperature in my bag so it’s perfectly delicious come lunch time.[/quote]

this. Just bring a lunch with you and eat it cold. Super simple stuff.


#7

OP-my last five lunches at work, no heating required and convenient to eat at my desk

  1. Almond/Cashew/Sunflower Seed/ Peanut butter and honey or jam on sourdough X 2 + an apple or two and some roasted pumpkin seeds

  2. 1 cup oats, 2 cups greek yogurt, honey and fruit to taste, put in fridge overnight to soften the uncooked oats + roasted pumpkin seed snack

  3. Goat cheese, lettuce, tomato, mustard, oysters or liverwurst on sourdough X 2 (I like sourdough) + some homemade dehydrated apple rings and pumpkin seeds

  4. 2 packs of peanuts (280 calories a piece), apple and scoop of protein powder + apple rings and pumpkin seeds

  5. 3 fried eggs, cheddar and sliced tomato on toasted sourdough-wrapped in foil X 2 (and not refrigerated-no, it doesn’t “go bad”)


#8

Potato salad with chicken added (I hate cold red meat but if your down, go nuts). It’s meant to be eaten cold.


#9

Lunch today (last night’s leftovers plus 1-2 additions):

Slow cooked beef (we all should know by now how wonderful the slow cooker can be. I have enough beef for the entire week now);
Boiled veg: kale, broccoli and green beans;
A hard boiled egg;
Half an avocado (kept in work’s fridge)

I take the above, minus the avocado, from my fridge, stick it in the lunchbox, give it a good dash of pink Himalayan salt, and I’m off. I keep a bottle of organic apple cider vinegar at work, and avocados. Pretty simple stuff but effective.