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Cheap meals for lunch at work

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Cheap meals for lunch at work

I need some suggestions on some meals to prep for work. I hate meal prepping for lunchs as I only work at the office m,t,th,f. I cook twice once on Sunday and on Wednesday as I want the freshest as possible. Anyone got any ideas? EASY prep work. Also Dairy free ideas please :)
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skinless chicken breast, brown rice, steamed broccoli
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Leftovers from dinner the night before = CHEAP EATS
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trane0 wrote: skinless chicken breast, brown rice, steamed broccoli
You lift bro?
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PointsHubby wrote: Leftovers from dinner the night before = CHEAP EATS
Yup! I always cook more than we need for dinner for this exact reason.
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I find stirfry's on rice to be the easiest meal in the work to cook, freeze and reheat the best and taste damn good.
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tomato sauce pasta (White Linen from Costco) with some ground meat & frozen mixed veggies is my go-to......


You can either nuke it & eat it hot or leave it in the fridge & eat it cold.


Mind you - I love starch so this is probably only good if you moderate your starch intake (I can eat whatever I put in front of myself!)

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Peanut butter sandwich. Frozen dinner. Leftovers. My spouse takes a little sandwich press and has grilled cheese and ham every day.
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Look into quality canned fish. Smoked sardines, mackerel, tuna in sauces and pair that up with bread and some sort of a vegg. Might roast a couple squashes on your weekend, minimal hands on, and have that as a side.
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faken wrote: I need some suggestions on some meals to prep for work. I hate meal prepping for lunchs as I only work at the office m,t,th,f. I cook twice once on Sunday and on Wednesday as I want the freshest as possible. Anyone got any ideas? EASY prep work. Also Dairy free ideas please :)
Leftovers from dinner the night before. Cook more ... bring to work .. nuke ... eat.

I work from home now ... but we do that still ... cook dinner nightly ... pack a lunch for the next day ... just toss in the nuker at lunchtime.

How difficult is that??
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How much do you hate your coworkers?

If it were me I'd bring in a breadmaker and make my own sandwiches.
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death_hawk wrote: How much do you hate your coworkers?

If it were me I'd bring in a breadmaker and make my own sandwiches.
I think they would only need to hear the thing beat dough 1X before they would beat you.

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