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05-19-2010, 04:40 AM
I need some lunch ideas. I've been doing pretty well with breakfasts, snacks, and dinners, but I pull a blank when it's time to plan my lunches. I work in an office so I have the standard microwave and toaster.
Any good recommendations?
05-19-2010, 06:11 AM
deli sammiches. :)
Left over dinner.
05-19-2010, 06:14 AM
Bring a frozen fish and set the microwave for 20 minutes. Then go for a walk outside until it's done.
You might want to do it on another floor of the building when no one is watching.
I cook a ton of steak and chicken on the weekend. Every morning I heat up some frozen vegetables(broccoli, peas, etc), fill up a pyrex bowl halfway with those, add seasonings, dice up meat, and pop a lid over it. At the office I just microwave it(reheating the already unfrozen vegetables makes for a much more consistently heated meat/veg combo, obviously) and then mix a hardboiled egg in for a little extra protein. You'd think it would get boring but if you vary the vegetables and spices it stays interesting. The one tricky part is when you're cooking the week's worth of meat to remember that you'll be reheating it in the microwave. Chicken can get really dried out if you're not careful with the timing and beef can become more well-done than preferred. I usually bring cooked chicken in a separate container and add it near the end of the reheating process, and cook the beef very rare so that it's not completely gray after microwaving.
Seasonings really are the key, though.
05-19-2010, 05:50 PM
I work on Wednesdays coaching a few bunches of sprint cyclists at a velodrome from 1pm -> 10:30pm or so and there's no facility to cook or re-heat. There's a vending machine full of shit (chips, biscuits ...) and a cafe that sells pies (50% flour, the 'meat' is lips and arseholes, what there is of it) and junkfood.
I've taken to cooking a small roast in the morning and slicing it up and eating it though the arvo. It costs me about $10 for ~1kg of beef (bolar roast) which is on par for most lunches etc, as a result my bag smells of meat, I'm never hungry and everyone wants to steal my lunch/dinner.
Cold roast meat is excellent!
edit: another good one is wraps, I don't know if you can get mountain bread where you are (very thin bread, so it's really just an edible wrapper), load it up with tomato, some meat and some other random veggies and they're easy to eat and yum.
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