What do you take for lunch?

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  1. rever3nce macrumors 6502a

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    HI ,
    I just want to ask, What does everyone here buy or take to lunch? I work in a mall and usually I buy food before going into work and during lunch. I'm tired of wasting money twice a day on fast food and thats all I eat. For new years im going to try and avoid just eating out all the time.

    I still live here at home, but I do NOT cook and neither do my parents much lol. I tried buying groceries but for one , I don't know how to cook anything besides microwavable stuff haha and two its usually not enough to "fill me up" if I buy like sandwiches or Hot pockets with chips.

    So what do ya'll eat or buy for groceries?

    THANKS!
     
  2. 'Bmac macrumors regular

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    There is a deli near my house that makes THE BEST Reuben sandwiches (corned beef or pastrami) and soup. I usually stop there for lunch every day after my morning and lunch trip to Starbucks for morning coffee and lunch shaken iced tea.
     
  3. praetorx macrumors regular

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    Whatever I prepare a day before. I avoid eating out because of the chemicals they put in food.
     
  4. rever3nce thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok lets try this.

    What are good/healthy places?

    I know maybe like subway, there is this awesome place called Sarku Japan. usually get chicken and steamed rice.

    name some others??
     
  5. avro707 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't take anything with me, because my journey to work is about 1.5 hours in length and any food I took would be spoiled by the time I got there.

    And the office fridge, well, I dare not open the door of that thing without a gas-mask. :eek:

    I like to get some sort of toasted sandwich type thing on pana di casa made fresh by one of the local cafés.
     
  6. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    I usually make extra of what I make for dinner and bring it for lunch.
     
  7. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    I hate to break it to you but those places are not healthy.

    I usually pack my lunch. Sandwhich and some greens, or left overs. Tacos are a favorite and pretty easy.
     
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    I've always just gone for Boots Meal Deals. I only have to travel one day a week so it's not expensive.
     
  9. Shrink macrumors G3

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    I pack a nourishing lunch of pate de foie gras, a 1oz. jar of beluga caviar, toast points, and 1/2 guinea hen. Delicious! Very nutritious.

    Just wondering, do you think my diet may have had anything to do with those 6 heart attacks I had?

    :rolleyes: ;) :D
     
  10. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Mmmmmm, morgue caviar. :p
     
  11. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Who cares where they keep it cool - 84 lbs of Beluga - now that's a party!!:D

    The heck with the salmon caviar. If your going to do it - go for the good stuff.:p
     
  12. Iscariot macrumors 68030

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    Only one ounce of beluga caviar? Well I guess it is a recession and all...
     
  14. lewis82 macrumors 68000

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    Me and my roommate take turns making supper. The rule is to make enough for 4 servings, so that we can have some for lunch the following day.
     
  15. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Well, there is that.

    And, really, it's only lunch. No one asked about my healthful dinner.:D
     
  16. macfan74318 macrumors member

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    Peanut Butter on Wheat Bread, an Apple, Nature Valley Granola Bar, and a bottle of water.
     
  17. mikeyredk, Dec 31, 2011
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    mikeyredk macrumors 65816

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    Paleo Lunch

    Chicken breast
    Spinach
    Mixed veggie stir "fry" with homemade tomato sauce

    I throw in the frozen piece of chicken in the toaster oven at 350f for 45 mins; make the veggies in batches and keep in the fridge and dish out the night before. I make the sauce in big batches on a monthly basis keeps pretty well given the high acid content. keep it simple.

    Edit:
    If you are looking for places to eat out for lunch I would suggest chipotle (actually that sounds good for lunch today)
     
  18. firestarter macrumors 603

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    OP - learn to cook!

    Or at least learn how to make a sandwich. That can't be too difficult!!

    You can buy cooked meats, bread, pre-made salad at the supermarket. You don't have to be Gordon Ramsay to throw that together into a lunch.
     
  19. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    Which kind? Mini, iMac, how 'bout an Air? That last one has potential.

    No, but it taste so much better wouldn't it!
     
  20. macfan74318 macrumors member

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    A Macbook Pro and a Red Delicious
     
  21. anjinha macrumors 604

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    I work from home but when I didn't I would either take the previous night's leftovers, a sandwich, salad or a simple pasta.
     
  22. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Chipotle is hardly healthy.
     
  23. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Pasta is very easy to bring for lunch.

    Occasionally if I have leftover chili I'll bring chili mac (literally just chili, macaroni, and cheese).

    Or I'll bring rice, beans, tomato, etc. and tortilla chips for a taco salad.

    Or I loves me an avocado, hummus, and cheese sandwich on sourdough.
     
  24. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Cheez-Its are always a necessary component. I get them in bulk too.

    I always happen to get free fruit from others.
     
  25. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Those are great. I like the Fruit & Nut one.

    I keep a few in the car, in case I have to fly out the door in the morning. :D

    For lunch during the week, I usually just have 1 sandwich and some moo.

    Either here, on in a travel pouch with a freezer thingie.
     

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