Eggs! Either hard boiled or an omelet made ahead of time, which reheats nicely in the microwave.
I often make "extra" dinner and take leftovers as my lunch the next day.
So I'm starting a new job this Monday and would like to be able to pack my lunches (for both convenience and to save money). The problem is, I'm having a hard time thinking of anything other than cold meat, some salad greens and/or carrots and a piece of fruit.
Any suggestions for some more variety?
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- Summit all of Colorado's 14-ers
- Hike the Appalachian Trail
- Do a real pull-up
- Run a 5k
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Is there a microwave available?
Some cold ideas:
Salads with sardines
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Most of the time I skip lunch -- around here that seems to be called intermittent fasting. Its easier and I don't have to pack food. I do keep a can of coconut milk at my desk for the hangry times.
Some of the salad in a jar recipes look good.
I cut red/orange/yellow peppers into wide strips and dip them in blue cheese dressing like chips. Nuts are always a good filler. Can of tuna.
Here are some kid lunch ideas that you can resize for your own needs:
school lunch ideas from Everyday Paleo
And leftovers are also excellent if you have a way to reheat if necessary. PLANNED leftovers are common in our house, for exactly this purpose
I'll second omelettes. Great hot or cold and you can use unlimited combos of meat, veg, seafood, herbs & spices. If you have a microwave then leftovers are easy.
-hardboiled eggs [or I bring a couple to scramble in the microwave]
-greek yogurt with chia "cereal"
-repurposed leftovers [LOVE "deconstructed" tacos, burger patty with greens, roast chicken with gravy, etc]
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