Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Take To Work Lunch Ideas

 

Lunch Ideas

Lunch Ideas

 

Take to Work Lunch Ideas

 

It can always be a trial to figure out what to do about lunch at the office. It is also a rather important concern for many, especially as so many contemporary office workers skip breakfast (not a particularly healthy practice, I hasten to add). The crux of the matter for many is whether to buy food or to bring it from home in some shape or form (and this choice is generally decided by what leftovers are available, laziness or a combination of the two). However, with these five handy and, for the most part, healthy lunch ideas, you needn’t waste precious minutes agonising over what you want to do.

 

 

  • Leftovers

A popular lunchtime staple for many, leftovers can, of course, be pretty much anything. Leftover pasta is a particularly popular option as it can reheated at the office (provided your office is equipped with a microwave of course). Additionally many a tasty wrap or salad has been made with leftover meat and other morsels from the previous night’s main meal.

 

 

  •  Sandwiches

The classic lunch, and one still favoured by office workers across the globe. There’s an almost infinite variety of different sandwiches you can make, and it’s not only the fillings that you can switch up. Indeed, many health conscious sandwich eaters believe that white bread is not your best option, instead preferring the likes of brown bread or even rye. If you’re lucky, a selection of sandwiches – and even other delicious baked goods – might be delivered to your London office space on a daily basis.

 

 

  •  Pizza

Again this depends on your work’s cooking facilities (unless you’re a fan of it cold), but pizza every once in a while can make a nice change at lunchtime. Alternatively, you can go and get some pizza from a takeaway yourself on your lunch break, or even order to to be delivered straight to the office if you’re feeling extra cheeky. Tasty as it is, try not to make a habit of it; pizza is definitely one of the less healthy options on this list (although if you make it yourself.

 

 

  •  Bento

Coming from the Japanese word for lunch box, bento have become an increasingly popular lunchtime phenomenon the world over. Although traditionally filled with Japanese food (and please note that sushi is something you should definitely not attempt to make at home without proper training), compartmentalised bento boxes can be filled with anything from fruit, vegetables, pasta, rice, meat or even miniature sandwiches and cakes.

 

 

Mark Johnson is a big bento fan, but can’t resist the odd sneaky lunchtime takeaway.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Take to Work Lunch Ideas

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Chicken Empadas

Take To Work Lunch Ideas

Bringing your lunch to work is something that most people don’t think about. You don’t think about it when you are rushing out the door and you want to get to work on time. But when you are sitting at work, and the hunger strikes, you remember you forgot your lunch. If you have made it a goal not to gain weight during 2012, you might want to start packing your lunch. Packing your lunch is a great way to save money, and not eat fatty foods. As easy as it might be to eat out everyday, it will take a toll on your body. If you need some ideas for what you can bring for lunch, here are some delicious ideas.

 

 

Chicken with sweet potato salad with pesto vinaigrette. This is a great recipe that only asks for 5 ingredients. I tried this, and it is delicious. It was also really easy to make. If you want to make it more filling (and nutritious) you can do this by adding lots more greens. This is a great lunch to pack in your Tupperware.

 

 

Tortellini with red pepper and cheese. This is a great recipe that will leave you very full. You can even add some chicken to this dish to make it even yummier. This will make you wonder why you haven’t brought lunch everyday!

 

 

Chicken sandwich. Sure, you think that you can get this anywhere, but the twist is that you add beans, cilantro, avocado, and sour cream. This is a hearty sandwich that will leave you very full.

 

 

Chicken empanadas. This is a great recipe to make if you have a lot of chicken. You can get some puff pastry and make these delicious little treats. You might have to hide these from your co-workers because they will want to steal these treats from you.

 

 

Turkey sandwich with salsa. It might sound like a boring classic, but you can upgrade this by adding pineapple salsa to this turkey sandwich.

 

 

When you start bringing these meals to work, you will realize what you have been missing out on! You won’t want to go out to get your lunch anymore, you will want to bring it from home! Sure, it does take extra time to prepare your meals, but it is totally worth it. Try bringing your lunches to work, you will save money and you will be able to eat delicious meals.

 

 
About the Author
Tammi Jenkins is a writer for MyCollegesandCareers.com.   A site that you should check out if you are interested in learning more about online colleges .