do you pack your lunch to take to work

@suehan1 (4355)
Australia
April 3, 2008 4:09am CST
or do you buy it from your works canteen.i was buying my lunch for a while and it was getting too expensive so i have started to pack my own lunch,sometimes a sandwich or the leftovers from dinner the night before,and actually it was a lot nicer than the canteen.what would you take for lunch.cheers sue
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@fizzytom (759)
• Maribor, Slovenia
3 Apr 08
I nearly always take a packed lunch to work. From time to time i like to buy a sandwich as a treat - usually something like smoked salmon that I wouldn't usually make and bring from home. Every week I put in a tin the money I would have spent if I hadn't taken my own lunch and this goes towards my holiday fund. It's amazing how quickly it builds up. If I had food left over from my evening meal I might try to use it in a packed lunch. For example, we had a roast chicken on Sunday and on Monday I mixed the leftover chicken with a little salsa an had it in a warp with fresh salad. The other night we had some rice left over so I made a rice salad for lunch the next day. I love finding ways to save money!
@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
3 Apr 08
yes there are some great ideas for lunches.i took some noodles i had left over from dinner,with some sausage and i put on some nice sauce and cheese on top,heated it the next day and it was yummy,so people look at you and say that looks nice.cheers sue
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
3 Apr 08
I always did that when I used to work my friend, because you save a fortune, there was a wonderful sandwich place about 5 minutes walk from where I used to work the sandwiches were exquisite but being London the prices were exquisite too! So I used to do a big shop from the supermarket, rolls, meats, cheeses etc and I saved a small fortune! I did occasionally treat myself from the sandwich shop but I think it was only on payday LOL!
@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
3 Apr 08
yes you do save a fortune when you pack your own,and also i get to use up all my left-overs in the fridge.i still treat my self to a bacon and egg sandwich on the weekends at work,because the cook on the weekends make the best sandwich,they are to die for.cheers sue
• Philippines
3 Apr 08
hi suehan, what did i have for lunch today hmmmm...yah delicious rice,pork w/ mushroom w/ egg (boiled) + sliced pickled with sesame seeds. and noodles given by my officemate because today is her bday...^_^ delicious...
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@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
3 Apr 08
wow that sounds great. i bet you wish it was some-ones birthday everyday.its good when some-one is kind and does that for some-ones birhtday.we have a cake jar we all throw money into ,so when its some-ones birthday we get a hugh yummy cake.cheers sue
@gxnfly (1147)
• China
3 Apr 08
Luck for me,I work online,so I cook my lunch every day.I think it's great.But if I had to work in an office,I would rather pack my luch everyday than buy it from work canteen.It's a more healthy to pack your own luch,just cost some time.
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@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
3 Apr 08
yes it is definately a lot better to pack your own lunch and a lot more tasty i would think.now we have a microwave it is a lot easier to heat food prepared a t home for those cold days at work.cheers sue
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
4 Apr 08
i work at nights so i dont pack a lunch. i dont even pack a dinner for the palce where i work gives us our dinner and something to drink too, such as ice tea, cola or coffee.
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@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
4 Apr 08
you are lucky that your work gives you dinner and drinks,we only get free coffee and it is usually the cheap stuff that you usually can't drink anyway.ice tea sounds great.where do you work.cheers sue
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
4 Apr 08
i am a singer. sometimes a sing with a band and sometimes i sing solo. the bar or the club is the one providint us our foods. and sometimes we get free drinks form costumers who came to watch.
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@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
4 Apr 08
thats great a singer .i hope you do well with your singing career and your band.my daughter goes to a performing arts school and many of her friends are singers and have their own bands,so i am usually the transport to all these gigs.lol.thats what mums are for.good luck.cheers sue
• Belgium
11 Apr 08
i pack my lunch from home! Most of the time i can't even eat at the canteen cause i'm to busy working so i just eat at my office! And the food in the canteen isn't even half as good as the food at home! Prepared with love instead of an industrial preparation!
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@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
12 Apr 08
i have to agree with you there,that the food from home is definately a lot nicer than the canteen food.yes sometimes i am that busy i might have to eat on the run as well.cheers sue
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@limcyjain (3523)
• India
11 Apr 08
I prepare my own lunch and take it along as i go for my job. I rarely go for canteen food. I love to prepare variants of food and my family too loves this change in taste and the same goes for me. I would go for a soft drink from the canteen or some kind of fresh juice if possible.
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@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
12 Apr 08
yes you can have more variety when you bring food in from home.i stay away from the soft drinks when i can,i some times shout my self a nice coffee.thanks for sharing cheers sue
• United States
11 Apr 08
It is about half and half for me. If I have leftovers then I bring them in. Some nights I will make a little something for the whole office (all three of us LOL). Today we each brought something and had hotdogs and baked beans and chips. It saves a lot of money doing it this way I think and we get to have something we did not make ourselves.
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@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
12 Apr 08
thats great that you all take turns to brings some goodies in.we do that on special occassions(there a few more of us) and we have a feast.one ladies cooking is to die for,so we get her to cook whenever we can.cheers sue
10 Apr 08
I take my own lunch for three reasons: 1 the price of the dinner in the canteen is pretty expensive, 2 I don't fancy eating in the dinner hall with a load of students, it just doesn't feel like a real break from work and 3 I like to choose what I want to eat and I like to pack things to munch on throughout the day like a bag of nuts etc. I take all sorts to lunch, sometimes I like leftovers from dinner like yourself. Most of the time I take sandwiches or stuffed pitta breads. My favourites include cheese and beetroot sandwiches and fresh vegetable and humus stuffed pitta breads. I also take some dried fruit or nuts for dessert.
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@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
10 Apr 08
wow you have some great choices there.i use to love ham and beetroot sandwiches,when i was younger.i think nowadays every cent helps and i can not afford the prices they charge for a sandwich.cheers sue
• Philippines
10 Apr 08
I pack lunch most of the time, it's cheaper (and I don't trust the food at the canteen). Usually left overs from the night before (or whatever's available), it's always rice with vegetables. I only eat outside if I woke up a bit late and have no time to cook.
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@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
10 Apr 08
welcome to mylot hitomikanzaki,yes it is a good idea to take lef tovers to work a lot cheaper and definately a lot healthier.if i am running late i sometimes buy my lunch as well.cheers sue
@youless (93542)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Apr 08
I bring my lunch to work. Before we have dinner, I will take some food and then put it into the lunch box. At noon I put the lunch box into the microwave oven and after a while I can have my lunch. It's economical and healthy.
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@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
8 Apr 08
yes i have gotten into the habit now of cooking a bit extra each night and taking the left overs to work.the same with my daughter she would take some leftovers rather than a sandwich as she now has access to a microwave at school.cheers sue
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
5 Apr 08
when I used to work I spend a lot of money eating out and then when I realized that I started to pack my lunch, I saved a lot of money like that.
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@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
5 Apr 08
yes i was spending a fortune on lunches,you can not buy anything under $5.00 at the canteen.so i am now saving all that money and actually eating a lot healthier,which is good.cheers sue
@jimbelle (485)
• Philippines
3 Apr 08
If I have to take lunch at work I bring packed lunch. It is to save time and money. You also choose what food to bring especially if you are on diet.
@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
4 Apr 08
yes it does save time and money.if you are on a diet it is hard to buy good healthy food at the canteen.i work in the hospital and we have some rubbish they serve up,the only thing healthy there is yoghurt and fruit.cheers sue
• United States
3 Apr 08
I almost always bring my lunch because I can't really eat the food that most restaurants serve because they are too high in sodium and have too many grains. So, I usually bring my lunch. I bring spinach salad, milk, oatmeal, and fruit on most days. If I forget my lunch, I will try to buy a small amount of food from a restaurant or grocery store.
@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
3 Apr 08
yes the food from canteens and restaurants can contain lots of sodium and if you require a special diet it is really hard.if i forget my lunch,i usually just buy a yoghurt and buy some fruit to go in in.cheers sue