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9/16/09 1:13 P

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I always eat lunch at my desk. I do get a long lunch break, but I am usually just really busy, and it saves money if I eat at my desk. I usually eat either a sandwich or soup. I prefer soups because they fill me up longer.

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9/16/09 10:31 A

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I sometimes take a slice of lunch meat ham (97%FF)cut it into cubes, cube some pepper jack cheese ( or cheddar), and some All Bran garlic and herb ( or multigrain) crackers for my lunch. I'll throw sone lettuce, carrot and tomatoes in a bowl for a salad; or throw the ham and cheese into the salad for a chef-like salad.
(It's much quicker than it sounds on paper...and good!)
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ROSAFUS Posts: 243
9/14/09 10:08 P

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What a great point, yes the upside of the quick lunches is definetely the fact that I have to pack from home, rather than eating out.

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9/14/09 9:15 P

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Boy can I relate to this thread! I have 3 days in my teaching-week where I have 10-15 minutes to eat. And not only that, but almost everyday, my lunch break comes at a different time. One thing that's good about that, is it's forcing me to make sure I pack my lunch instead of being tempted to buy it in the school cafeteria. :-)

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ROSAFUS Posts: 243
9/13/09 11:23 A

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I love granola bars for a quick pickup when I feel dragging during the day and I need something quick, but I love my wheat rollups for something quick, easy and ready for a lunch while I am having fun with a client.

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9/9/09 3:04 P

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Yesterday I had cottage cheese with a dole fruit cup and a few triscuits. I can't say it really filled me up though. I think maybe a sandwich would be better.


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ARABWEL Posts: 258
9/8/09 5:12 P

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Yogurt is your friend :D as is sandiches. I recommend a small sandwich and a bottle of drikable yogurt!

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9/7/09 1:50 P

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I eat lunch at my desk a lot, and I eat a flatout wrap with hummus and veggies. Sometimes I throw turkey in it too!


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8/31/09 1:06 A

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I understand about the food restrictions at your desk, I have them as well. One of my favorite fast lunches is a granola/breakfast bar, yogurt and a banana. Sometimes I have a protein drink, celery sticks and berries. I've also been known to bring hard boiled egg whites, green pepper strips, carrots, celery, and a piece of fruit for a quick lunch. None of these things have a lot of calories, so I can have a quick second helping during the later part of the afternoon if I still feel hungry.

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8/27/09 10:04 P

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cabrille - have you tried those granola bars? i carry one or two when i go anywhere and if i don't have the time or don't want to stop at a restaurant, i eat one and it satisfies me. I buy Kashi or Cascadian. check to make sure the protein content is 6 or higher.

sometimes i eat one between classes and time is short. give it a try.

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8/25/09 7:01 P

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Fresh veggies like carrots, broccoli, fruit salads are good too.

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8/25/09 11:31 A

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I do only work part time and am usually done early but I find if I work until early or mid afternoon without eating I am starved when I get home. We don't do personal business during working hours. That is saved for after work. At least we can go to the bathroom whenever we want and don't have to wait for break time.
To be fair we do get a 10 minute break in the morning as well as at lunch time and most people complain when we do have to take the rare 30 minute lunch.


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8/24/09 7:48 P

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Boy, this is the wrong economy to complain about a work situation, but 10 MINUTES? There's something really wrong about that! Having said that, I don't have an 'official' lunch (I'm a college professor), and I often eat at my desk in 10 minutes or less (but then spend some time at some point socializing - THAT's the part of your lunch that's REALLY missing), and I usually bring either some leftover dinner or a wrap (Costco sells these wonderful Damascus Bakeries whole wheat wraps, as well as Dietz and Watson light turkey breast, and that with some mustard and veggies is a nice, easy-to-eat lunch).

I hope you don't have to run errands or make personal phone calls during lunch, too!

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8/24/09 2:19 P

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I grill up talapia in low sodium teriyaki and then put it in zip lock back. Great cold with any fresh veggies.

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8/24/09 12:33 A

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I do salads with lots of veggies can't beat that

i also love einsteen and the way he got his ideas I love to travel on the spur of the moment and i love portland oregon, hawaii. I enjoy all forms of art and the galleries


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GABRIELLE42's Photo GABRIELLE42 Posts: 8,521
8/23/09 5:23 P

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Thanks for the suggestions. The small sandwiches probably work best. We are limited at what we can eat at our desks. It can't be anything too messy.


Jane

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8/23/09 2:17 P

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We are so busy at work I actually eat my lunch at my desk. I do salads, veggies and hummus, peanut butter on rice cakes, anything fast and easy.

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CHIBIKARATE's Photo CHIBIKARATE Posts: 10,866
8/22/09 7:36 P

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I love3 smoothies I to do not get a lunch

i also love einsteen and the way he got his ideas I love to travel on the spur of the moment and i love portland oregon, hawaii. I enjoy all forms of art and the galleries


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ROSAFUS Posts: 243
8/22/09 3:14 P

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i dont really have a lunch break, so i take small sandwiches in tortilla rollups, protein bars, and smoothies, the tortilla rollups I can eat while i juggle something else at work normally. And they are small

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8/22/09 2:58 P

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Wow, talk about giving you a lunch. Thats enough time to go potty and wash your hands. Try a smoothie

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GABRIELLE42's Photo GABRIELLE42 Posts: 8,521
8/22/09 2:31 P

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Any lunch ideas that can be eaten in 10 minutes? That's all I have most days at work.


Jane

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I know every single excuse not to eat right or exercise regularly - except for a good one.
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