Post # 1
Okay so I finally got a real job :))! That means I have to figure out what to take for lunch. I will have access to a fridge and a microwave. I eat pretty low calorie and vegetarian, but all ideas are welcome. I can pretty much adapt anything. I just made this quinoa dish this week that would be good to take. And there’s always salad but I get sick of it. Any ideas?? I’m hoping to build up 5 or 6 recipes to rotate through.
Post # 3
Here’s the quinoa recipe I used. I would just make the stuffing and take that to work. I might put diced zuccini in it because it’s sooooo good!
Post # 4
I don’t know if you do fish or not, but you could try like a tuna wrap. Vegetarian chili or something along those lines would be good for the colder months.
Post # 5
Honestly, my lunch differs all the time. From leftovers (my favorite), to frozen dinners (which I’ve been trying to cut down. Hello sodium and preservatives) to simple sandwiches and salads…
Post # 6
I make double dinner and then take leftovers to lunch 🙂
My co-worker eats a PBJ every. single. day.
Post # 7
My husband really likes taking wraps for lunch. He has meat in his, but you could do grilled veggies and that would be tasty. I work from home so i don’t pack lunches really but I’m trying to think of what you could take. Chese/crackers/veggies. hummus and pita and veggies. Any sort of pasta dish you could reheat. Really I think leftovers are the best option because it is so easy to just cook an extra portion and store for day2, plus it would be different all the time
Post # 8
Leftovers mostly… But I switch it up a lot and do fajitas, pasta, cheeseburger, any casserole. I just always make enough for the next day!
Post # 9
@CherryWaves: How do you keep the sandwiches from getting soggy by lunchtime? Do you have to leave the mayo off? I make a mean vegetarian turkey club sandwich but I’m afraid the bread will get squishy.
@MrsWrangler: That’s true I forgot about leftovers. How could you eat PBJ every single day?? Lol PB&J is only for emergencies!!
Post # 10
I usually take Smart Ones. They fill me up, and I like having a warm meal in the middle of the day, ESP cuz my office always feels cold. Either I take that or make double dinner and take leftovers
Post # 11
Right now I am having a salad with radishes, carrots, tomatoes, lettuce, some cheese, and avocado. I will then eat some hummus and crackers, eat a yogurt, and have a hard-boiled egg.
Post # 12
My usual lazy lunch is a frozen meal. Like CherryWaves, I’m trying to cut those out of my lunches completely because of the ridiculous sodium content.
Sometimes I’ll take a sandwich. Other times, leftovers. Today I’m having leftover tacos. I also usually bring a yogurt or a piece of fruit.
I’m not very creative when it comes to my lunches (plus I’m a super-picky eater!)
PS Congrats on the job!!
Post # 13
Im terrible and eat lunch out every single day. Im in NYC and its too hard not to. (thats my lame excuse)
Post # 14
Left overs, or a hamburger and bring the fixins, sandwiches, salads, frozen pizza… along with a banana and a granola bar.
Post # 15
Usually I take leftovers or salad, but this weekend I got a jar of Nutella from my stepdad so I’ve been having Nutella sandwiches! Mmm mmm.. makes me feel like a kid again 🙂
Post # 16
I make lots of different things for lunch. They are usually wraps, soups, or puffs (putting different things into croissants wrapped up). I have a reciepe service I use that rotates through different things every month so I don’t get bored since I don’t have time to look up random receipes to try constantly.