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    Taking your own lunch...

    Looking for some ideas for lunch as I'm trying to avoiding going out for lunch. Right now I have some of those Hormel lunch things and those are hit or miss depending on the day.



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    Re: Taking your own lunch...

    I pretty much pack a cold cut sandwich everyday, along with some fruit and maybe a granola bar. If you get sick of sandwiches you can switch it up with wraps, or using pita instead of bread.

    Leftovers from the night before always work well.

    In the winter I eat a lot of Progresso soup that I nuke in the microwave.


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    Re: Taking your own lunch...

    Quote Originally Posted by Chipper View Post
    Looking for some ideas for lunch as I'm trying to avoiding going out for lunch. Right now I have some of those Hormel lunch things and those are hit or miss depending on the day.
    When I bring a lunch from home it's usually Campbell's Chunky soups or a Marie Callender or Healthy Choice steamer.



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    Re: Taking your own lunch...

    Whole Wheat, Turkey, Avocado, Yellow Mustard = Win



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    Re: Taking your own lunch...

    I eat a lot of ham and cheese sandwiches along with pretzels or baked chips.

    Occasionally, I make a big pot of chili and eat that for lunch for at least a week.



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    Re: Taking your own lunch...

    I usually take a sandwich and a honeycrisp apple. I got tired of a regular sandwich so I started to church it up. Put a nicer type of meat on it. I bought some Klaussen pickles, and even some banana peppers to throw on there. A slice of pepperjack cheese and a dash or two of louisianna hot sauce for some spice and you have a pretty good sandwich. Oh yeah and all natural bread, you would be amazed how much better a sandwich tastes when it isn't just some random cold cuts on sara lee or hy-vee bread.



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    Re: Taking your own lunch...

    Usually some sort of sandwhich, or ill make a meal and have that for several days, like tuna and noodles, or pasta.


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    Re: Taking your own lunch...

    I don't know if you live close to Des Moines, but Trader Joe's has some solid frozen microwaveable meals that are better then the typical variety.



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    Re: Taking your own lunch...

    I eat a crap ton of leftovers and microwave stuff. Generally even the nuked stuff is cheaper and more healthy than eating out. Emphasis on the cheaper. The wife and daughter get to drink coffees and buy lunch but the guy who pays for it all is being responsible. No, I am not bitter.


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    Re: Taking your own lunch...

    Quote Originally Posted by isufan View Post
    I eat a lot of ham and cheese sandwiches along with pretzels or baked chips.

    Occasionally, I make a big pot of chili and eat that for lunch for at least a week.
    Your coworkers' noses must be thrilled.



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    Re: Taking your own lunch...

    Now I know how some of you have such high post numbers. When someone asks for lunch ideas, you post a sandwich...........



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    Re: Taking your own lunch...

    I like to bring leftovers. It's nice to have a hot lunch in the winter. I'll do sandwiches quite a bit when it's warmer out.



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    Re: Taking your own lunch...

    Quote Originally Posted by BirdOfWar View Post
    I like to bring leftovers. It's nice to have a hot lunch in the winter. I'll do sandwiches quite a bit when it's warmer out.
    Same here. I like the leftovers reheated this time of year. I eat a lot of Michelena's (sp) frozen meals too. Also go through spurts of cold cut sandwiches.

    I don't like eating out, i'm too cheap.



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    Re: Taking your own lunch...

    Quote Originally Posted by drmwevr08 View Post
    I eat a crap ton of leftovers and microwave stuff. Generally even the nuked stuff is cheaper and more healthy than eating out. Emphasis on the cheaper. The wife and daughter get to drink coffees and buy lunch but the guy who pays for it all is being responsible. No, I am not bitter.
    I feel 'ya. The gf and I have put more into her daughter's lunch account for breakfast and lunch 'seconds' than I've spent on lunch this month.



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    Re: Taking your own lunch...

    I have a mini-fridge in my office and basically go grocery shopping for work like I do for home. I make a lot of homemade soups that I will keep in there for a week at a time or so. Also keep some turkey, bread, and cheese there along with other condiments. The fridge was free so its paid for itself many times over :)


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