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I'm at a loss as to what I can take to polytech to have for lunch.<br><br><br><br>
I was going to say "on a normal day I take.." but actually it's EVERY day I take:<br><br><br><br>
-Cheese/pineapple sandwiches.<br><br>
-Carrot sticks.<br><br>
-Yogurt + cereal to put in it.<br><br><br><br>
And thats about it. And then I buy crap from the vending machine and/or cafe.<br><br><br><br>
And well.. damn me it's expensive.. and I'm packing of the beef!!!<br><br><br><br>
We have a microwave we can use, but that's it.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
So come on people what do you guys take? What are some good sandwich fillings? etc etc gimme ideas!!!
 
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i'm lazy- i make extra dinner, and take that for lunch, lol. anything will do - like stirfry, curry, chilli, pasta, salad, rice, baked potato and hummus, etc. basically, whatever i had for dinner goes to work the next day.
 

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There have been a ton of threads on packing lunches here, have a look at some of these for some great suggestions.<br><br><a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=57267" target="_blank">http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/s...ad.php?t=57267</a><br><br><a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=57154" target="_blank">http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/s...ad.php?t=57154</a><br><br><a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=47764" target="_blank">http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/s...ad.php?t=47764</a><br><br><a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=54465" target="_blank">http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/s...ad.php?t=54465</a><br><br><br><br>
I think it depends on a lot of things though:<br><br>
What sorts of things do you like? Some people are happy with 'rabbit food' (salad and trail mix and carrot sticks) and other people want something more hearty.<br><br>
Do refridgerated items keep in your lunch until meal time? It seems that they do since you take yogurt and such already.<br><br>
Do you like using the microwave and would you have time to use it? Some people like warmed up lunches, some prefer cold or don't like using the microwave.<br><br>
What sorts of things do you like and not like? Vegetarian or vegan? Access to a variety of foods at the supermarket? Do you cook? I could list a hundred lunch items that I like, but not hit anything that works for you or is available to you.<br><br>
Do you like hummus, nut butters, avacado, vegetarian faux "meats", beans, what types of cheese, etc...
 

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I like pretty much everything! I want something that doesn't involve too much effort to make, and prepare/eat (but wouldnt mind much if it did.. id just have to be more organised). Its winter here so anything that needs refridgeration is ok in my bag. I'm not a rabbit food person! I like hearty!<br><br>
I'm vegetarian. I've got access to pretty much everything..<br><br>
Ive got plenty of time to use the microwave!<br><br><br><br>
And yeah I actually knew there would be other threads on this on here.. I don't know why I didn't search it! haha!<br><br><br><br>
But keep the ideas comming!!
 

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usual lunch: soy turkey and soy cheese on whole wheat bread, cottage cheese and raisins<br><br><br><br>
other lunches: soynut butter and raisin sandwhich<br><br>
mixed fruit and yogurt topped with fiber one cereal<br><br>
veggie burger and soy cheese with pita chips
 

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I do the leftovers thing too (easy, since I live alone, and generally cook a pot of whatever for dinner--- means there is always another two meals left!)<br><br><br><br>
But, here are my quick off the top of my head suggestions:<br><br><br><br>
-giant salad with veggies and chickpeas or black beans<br><br>
-hummus with variety of veggies and/or bread<br><br>
- cheese and crackers and cut up veggies<br><br><br><br>
Other add-ins:<br><br><br><br>
-container of fruit salad<br><br>
-soy pudding<br><br>
-container of soy milk<br><br>
-veg*n cookies<br><br>
-roasted soy nuts<br><br>
-container of edamame (just nuke!)
 

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I heart leftover dinner! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:"><br><br><br><br>
Also sandwiches made with assorted veggies and some tempeh bacon. I like to use shredded carrot, paper thin slices of onion and bell pepper, tomatoes, a nice big pile of raw spinach, cucumber if I have it handy, plus whatever else is around. You could add sprouts, raw mushrooms, guac (though I'd suggest keeping the guac separate until lunchtime), cheese if you're L/O... I'm sure you may have other favorite fixins you'd like to add. Shredded carrot keeps fine for several days in a plastic container in the fridge at home, so you can have that ready to go and just pile it on. Ditto the tempeh bacon. I just cook a whole package and keep it in the fridge. Prewashed baby spinach can be grabbed by the handful straight from the package and piled on. If you want to make assembling a sandwich a really fast process, you cut up most of the other veggies too and have them ready to go in the fridge at home. I'd slice the tomatoes at the last minute, though. Add some chips or crackers, a piece of fruit, and some sort of drink, and you've got a very fine lunch that will make your peers jealous! It always works on mine.<br><br><br><br>
You could also make a chickpea salad sandwich. You can make it with whatever you used to like in chicken or tuna salad, or you can use this recipe for <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=57855" target="_blank">Curried Chickpea Salad</a>.
 

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I have never heard of cheese/pineapple sandwiches <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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I often make large batches of vegan chili. there are lots of great recipes out there. You can freeze or refrigerate it, and its great to have for lunch since its very filling in small amounts. I add brown rice along with it in a plastic container, very healthy and very easy to make.<br><br><br><br>
Otherwise... I eat cashews or peanuts a lot <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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wraps are really good :)<br><br>
I like to stuff my wraps with hummus and assorted veggies like sprouts, carrot, cucumber, luttuce, onions, spinich, etc. Avocados and tomato is also good, and I top everything with my favorite dressing, but not too much or it will get soggy.<br><br>
Some kind of bean, cheese, salsa, and guacamole would also be good in a wrap, like a buritto xD
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Cissy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I have never heard of cheese/pineapple sandwiches <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"></div>
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Could be some weirdo NZer thing. They have them at like.. everywhere that sells sandwiches here <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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I hope I'm not hijacking the thread, but what else do people keep at work or at their desks for snacks? I'm a grad student so I'm at a computer the whole day and I'm a total snacker - needing to eat at least something every hour or two. Cut up fruit and veggies can't really be left at work and I'm so over the nut thing (gone through so many mixed nuts jars already!).<br><br><br><br>
What products do you buy for snacks? Preferably they are low-fat and can keep for a long while.<br><br>
Thanks!
 

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You could keep these things handy in a desk drawer:<br><br><br><br>
Granola bars<br><br>
Any dried fruit<br><br>
Pretzels<br><br>
Crackers<br><br>
Cereal in baggies or individual boxes<br><br><br><br>
Got a microwave, maybe?
 

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Dried fruit! That made me think of <a href="http://www.backpacker.com/article/0,2646,2046,00.html" target="_blank">Gorp</a> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Dried fruit! That made me think of <a href="http://www.backpacker.com/article/0,2646,2046,00.html" target="_blank">Gorp</a> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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Those were some great recipes!
 

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Those were some great recipes!</div>
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And hella tasty! Dried bananas mmm
 
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