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I'd like to start brown bagging lunch. I eat out almost every day, which I know is not good for me. But I never know what to bring to eat. Sandwiches taste weird to me if they've been sitting in the fridge for hours. I like warm food I guess.

I've been thinking about buying a small appliance for my office kitchen. Either a toaster oven or panini press. Which one do you think would be better for using at the office to make healthy sandwiches? I'm thinking a toaster oven because you wouldn't have to use oil. Plus it seems like clean up would be easier. But I do love me a hot panini.

Any suggestions? What about food other than sandwiches and soup? What do YOU eat for lunch?
 

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Also get a smoothie blender like one of the torpedo looking ones some frozen fruit light soy milk protein bannanas and agave nectar

delish quick and easy
 

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Ya I like smoothies. But having a blender and keeping the ingredients at the office seems like it would be a pain. Have you tried that? Is it pretty convenient with cleanup and everything?
 

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Yes we have a full size refrig with a freezer and the blender is easy just rinse out a few times
s far as the fruit I like peaches so I buy the frozen bags at wally world and a half gallon of light soy milk it stays in the fridge
The protein you can get like 5lbs at sams pretty reasonable its quick easy and not messy
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I eat anything and everything at work; I agree with you, sandwiches are yucky after they've been sitting, so I just assemble my sandwiches on the spot at work...

Leftovers. I usually make 2-3 containers to take to work/school, so anything goes (we have a microwave).

I make my own hummus, and I like to spread it on thick whole grain crackers (with a dollop of sriracha sauce on top) for a quick snack at work.

Omelettes. I have a TupperWare Breakfast Maker, and it's great. Crack 2 eggs and whatever fixings I have, mic on 70% for about 3:30, and that's it.

Toast.

Sadly, I could actually live here...;)
 

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I struggle with lunch too, it should be so easy but...

Do you have access to a microwave? We tend to cook dinner with an eye to leftovers. Sometimes we'll even poach off extra chicken breast the night before. Also a lot of salads. Cut up veg and dip with some pita chips.

Or, just be like my IT guy, eat a bowl of plain steamed broccoli EVERY day.
 

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Oh.....let's see....for lunch :scratchhead:

I have several different cans of Progresso soups on hand and some oyster crackers. Great for these cold days.

If I want sandwiches, I keep ham and cheese in the fridge and keep a loaf of bread in my office. I make the sammies on the spot. I also have a jar of Nutella and peanut butter here at work.

If there are leftovers from dinner the night before, I eat those for lunch - we have a microwave here.

Sometimes a cup of Shells & Cheese; it's something that's quick to make in the microwave and filling.

Sometimes the boss buys our lunches (hotdogs or pizzas). :D

I also, from time to time, have Lean Cuisines and keep a few of my favorites in the freezer here at the office.
 

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CharlieParker said: Do you have access to a microwave? We tend to cook dinner with an eye to leftovers. Sometimes we'll even poach off extra chicken breast the night before. Also a lot of salads. Cut up veg and dip with some pita chips.
This is us.... If there is a microwave at work... You can heat up literally anything...I specifically buy glass dishes for this purpose, don't like all the "carcinogens in plastic containers" messages you hear in the news.

I pack whatever we have in the fridge/ dinner left overs ...could be chicken & Rice, Fish & beans (etc ), always a salad, a little bottle of dressing (when I forget the dressing, I can expect a personal call from one of his co-workers telling me my husband is chocking down his lunch in front of them).... some fruit, a little container of nuts ....

If he packed his own lunch, he'd likely eat like a bird, so I am sure to get up & pack it every morning. If I skip & am lazy or sick -he has soup in cans at work.

It'd be way too costly to eat out every day. That'd be a huge No No for our family.
 
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