Let's Bring Meals to Work!!

Discussion in 'Make It So' started by mericorn, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. mericorn

    mericorn doin my best

    Today, 1/11/19, I brought
    • Beef vegetable soup
    • Blackberries
    • Tangerine
    You may think I bring lunch everyday with me no matter where I go, but actually I just worked seven days in a row. I am ready to not work.
    • Witnessed x 5
  2. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny


    • 3 scrambled eggs
    • A bunch of carrots and too much greek feta dressing as dip
    • as-yet-unassembled peanut noodles, i have all the ingredients but i had to bring dry soba noodles bc i didnt cook any. will see how cooking them at work goes
    • A juicebox of malt soy beverage
    • 2 chocolate caramels because theyre good
    • Like x 1
    • Winner x 1
  3. mericorn

    mericorn doin my best

    Today, 1/14/19, I brought to work
    • Two homemade chicken strips + honey mustard
    • Blanched green beans
    • Purple sweet potatoes
    • Strawberries
    • Winner x 3
  4. keltka

    keltka the green and brown one

    I'm getting super nervous—starting next week, I'll be packing lunches for my partner to bring to her job, and I'm not entirely sure what I should go with. I think I might start with eggs? something simple I can set up the night before? any suggestions on that because oh boy does she have to be up early
  5. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    Aside from asking her her tastes, hardboiled eggs are gr8 because they can be made in a batch beforehand

    other than that, along with rice and like apples, i'm out of ideas, i lean on like instant oatmeal packets and granola bars personally
    • Useful x 1
  6. mericorn

    mericorn doin my best


    Does your partner have access to a microwave?

    If yes, packing leftovers in a glass container is easiest. She can grab it from the fridge in the morning and heat it up when she has a lunch break.

    If no, how much do you know how to cook and how many spoons do you have available on any given day?
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  7. keltka

    keltka the green and brown one

    I know all the basics of cooking, and a bit past (probably?) for instance, I can make an ugly omelet or decent-looking scrambled eggs, I know how to cook a steak and most other kinds of meat, bake a quiche, make spaghetti, etc—given a recipe, I can generally get something done, but if it takes me more than one attempt it's a no-go
    not sure about the microwave, I'll probably ask...
  8. mericorn

    mericorn doin my best

    Today, 1/15/19, I brought to work
    • Skyr
    • Strawberries
    • Carrots and hummus
    • A granola bar
    I don't normally eat granola bars but someone in the family decided a BOGO deal was too good to pass up... otherwise I would have brought almonds.

    If she doesn't have access to a microwave, that's fine too. Packing 4 snacks that can be kept cold and/or eaten at room temperature is fine too. My meal today is like that. Crackers and cheese, fruit, snap peas, etc. are other good options.
    • Useful x 1
  9. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    I’ve been eating two cliff bars every day for lunch, which is... probably not ideal. The place I used to work had very good sales on them and I got in the habit.

    I used to bring ramen for lunch - raw ramen, the seasoning packet, peas or shredded cabbage, and a sliced hardboiled egg in a tupperware with a little extra soy sauce and garlic, and then I’d microwave it at work. Maybe I’ll start doing that again. I could add some meat as well, since I’m not a vegetarian anymore.
    • Like x 1
  10. witchknights

    witchknights 27 Bold Enchanter Defends The Fearful

    How did you guys got started with meal prep? I would probably benefit from bringing my own lunches to college to avoid junk food but I just have no clue about anything, ever
  11. mericorn

    mericorn doin my best

    Today, 1/17/19, I brought to work
    • Skyr
    • 3 oz of carrots and hummus
    • 1 oz almonds
    Ran out of fruit so here I am.

    I started with meal prep by going to justbento.com and reading stuff there and buying Makiko Itoh's two books called The Just Bento Cookbook and The Just Bento Cookbook 2. The subreddit r/MealPrepSunday is inspirational but I don't like eating the same thing everyday for a week.
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2019
    • Agree x 1
  12. keltka

    keltka the green and brown one

    slacked off on day one! sort of?
    there were leftovers (butter lemon fish and this rice pasta), so I packed those for my partner!
    • rice pasta right overtop the fish (so that all the butter and lemon in it would melt)
    • a little container of mixed ponzu sauce and fresh cut basil
    • cottage cheese + blueberries
    • olive oil and basalmic vinegar triscuits
    • 2x chocolate macnut snacks

    tomorrow she doesn't have to go to work or school so we'll be Chilling
    • Winner x 3
  13. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    Today i have

    • Rice w shredded rotisserie chicken and a lil frozen spinach for An Vegetable
    • Apple, peanut butter on-site in my drawer lol
    • Malted soy drink and some instant chai latte packets for beverages
    • Just a whole 500ml container of lemon yogurt, historically i can eat like half of it over a shift
    • Like x 1
  14. mericorn

    mericorn doin my best

    Today, 1/19/19, I packed for lunch
    • Half a cheddar quesadilla
    • Carrots and hummus
    • Spicy broccoli
    I'm gonna be real here, I don't quite get the difference between Like and Winner for a post.
    • Like x 1
  15. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    Winner is Extra Big Like, and especially for pictures of cute animals
    • Agree x 3
  16. mericorn

    mericorn doin my best

    Today, 1/20/19, I took for lunch
    • 1 oz almonds
    • Spicy broccoli
    • Carrots and hummus
    • Yogurt fruit salad (greek yogurt, banana, blueberries, strawberries, honey)
    • Winner x 2
  17. Emma

    Emma Your resident resident

    I brought:

    - Dutch pancakes with bacon embedded
    - cucumber slices
    - cut up apples
    • Winner x 2
  18. keltka

    keltka the green and brown one

    just remembered I took a picture of the 17th's lunch, and one for today!

    today we had no leftovers so instead I kicked off a pot of rice as soon as I woke up! extra snacks so she doesn't go hunting for 'em between work and school
    • cottage cheese + sliced tomatos with a little basalmic vinegar
    • some flip up coconut yogurt (has granola and chocolate in one section, yogurt in the other)
    • ginger and sesame seed hummus
    • veggie straws (for the hummus!)
    • tamago gohan (+ a bottle of furikake, so she can season to taste)

    • Winner x 4
  19. mericorn

    mericorn doin my best

    Brought lunch on 1/22/19 and 1/23/19.

    • Half a chicken breast
    • 1/3 cup white rice
    • Two strawberries
    • Carrots
    • Chicken quesadilla with guacamole (excellent)
    • Two strawberries
    • Carrots
    God, I'm tired.
    • Like x 1
  20. Mercury

    Mercury 17 Quicksilver Scribe Tramples The Unrepentant

    Last week's lunches were kind of fail so I didn't mention them, but this week I figured out something good:


    Top has a slice of spinach and goat cheese quiche, clementine slices, dried cranberries, and pecans. Bottom is stuffed with a cold rice noodle and mung bean salad with homemade peanut sauce.
    • Winner x 5
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