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    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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    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.

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    Is there a microwave available?

    Some cold ideas:

    Chicken salad
    Egg salad
    Cold steak
    Salads with sardines
    Cold soups
    Jerky
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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.

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    Some of the salad in a jar recipes look good.

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    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.

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    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
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    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.

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    -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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    My family and I cook a ton of burgers, meatloaf, porkchops and chicken breast on Sunday then we eat it through out the week. Throw in a avacado a piece of fruit and you have a complete meal!

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