Yogurt, the "grab it and go" lunch food.

@writersedge (22579)
United States
October 23, 2010 8:10am CST
It's amazing how many people will show up to do warehouse work and not bring a lunch. Warehouses are usually in the middle of no where. Usually you only have half an hour off for lunch. Whenver I start a job, I don't assume there are any food places or even time to go to them nearby (not to mention that I can't afford them now anyway), so I just grab a yogurt or two and go. My favorite bag lunches include yogurt. I had breyers peach yogurt, a cashew butter sandwich and an apple. Yum! So what is your favorite grab it and go thing to bring to lunch? What is your favorite lunch to bring to work? What are your favorite uses of yogurt?
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
23 Oct 10
Oh writer that sounds just like what I'd pack, except mine would be peanut butter sandwich. I never tried cashew butter, cashews are my favorite nut, but I am sure it is expensive, especially if you buy it naturally, without the hydrogenated (sp?) oils. I am also sure if I ever had a chance to try it, it would become my favorite sandwich...lol
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
23 Oct 10
Yeah, it's expensive. I didn't buy it, it was given to me. It was good. It still have more here. Seems like it's time for an early lunch!
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• United States
23 Oct 10
Oh torture, you are not going to eat some now are you???? Maybe someone will give me a jar, I'd love to try it...
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
23 Oct 10
Yup, right in front of the screen. If I could, I'd tape it on youtube so you could really be like the mouth foaming over picture (just kidding!).
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@celticeagle (119060)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Oct 10
My favorite grab and go bring to work is a banana, multi-grain bar and a turkey sandwich. Leftovers are good too but usually have to be warmed and you can't always be a sured of a place to warm things in a warehouse. And even refrigeration is a rarity and turkey goes bad so a breakfast bar and a banana are about it.
@celticeagle (119060)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Oct 10
I live on a very high sugar intake. I enjoy it! Fat and sassy that's me!
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
24 Oct 10
Sugar runs through my body and makes my heart pound in the AM. Puts me to sleep in the pm. A little before bedtime works well, but I usually wake up early really hungry.
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@celticeagle (119060)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Oct 10
It helps make me sleepy so it helps my meds work. May be why I am hungry all the time.
• United States
2 May 12
I used to have it as my go-to meal at my previous job. I think I burned that idea out because for the most part I can't stand yogurt anymore. I only really eat yogurt anymore is when I"m on antibiotcs. The kids eat it like crazy!
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
2 May 12
Oh the perils of not rotating your lunch to different foods. Now they have Greek Yogurt which tastes lots richer. Esp. the honey one. Take care.
• United States
2 May 12
I have not tried greek yogurt, part of the problem for me is the cost and of course sick of yogurt beyond repair.
• United States
24 Oct 10
Wat is cashew butter? Yogurt could not fill a mans belly either way. Either he bringa sandwich filled wit meat and other items. Or he just starve.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
24 Oct 10
Like peanut butter only with cashews would be cashew butter. A friend of mine gave me a jar. I'm not a man.
• United States
24 Oct 10
Thank for letting me know.As for the man part I never thought you were a man I was just. Thinking warehouse and stock boy. So,I used man. It sounds crazy... Take care.
@GardenGerty (101599)
• United States
24 Oct 10
I make homemade yogurt for my cats to supplement their food. I like yogurt and frozen fruit blended up as a smoothie. If it is too thick, I thin it with lowfat milk or unsweetened juice. Yum. Yogurt does make a good to go part of a lunch or breakfast on the run. Whenever I start a new job I assume that there will be no food. When I was staying in motel when I did census, I ate yogurt, granola bars, and I did some Healthy Choice soups. There were not a lot of places to eat in that town.I bought peanut butter at the grocery store and it was out dated. Yogurt can be a really healthy part of a good meal.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
24 Oct 10
We had to bring the milk back because it was post dated by a week and bowing. Told my husband to ALWAYS look at the dates before he buys stuff, esp. from the corner store. Trail mix seems to be outdated a lot. I want to make my own yogurt some day. Maybe I'll leave that for when I retire. Healthy Choice soups aren't bad. Fit and Active my husband brought home some of those. I didn't do my census work so far away. No motels for us.
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@GardenGerty (101599)
• United States
24 Oct 10
Making yogurt is very easy, and I let it make in my crock pot on warm. Scald the milk, with extra powdered milk solids added. When it cools to 100 degrees stir in plain yogurt or yogurt starter. Incubate it four to six hours at about 90 degrees until it sets up, I put mine in clean jars and do a water bath in the slow cooker. It can also be poured into a thermal container and wrapped in towels. Just really easy.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
23 Oct 10
When I worked, it was usually a sandwich and maybe an apple or an orange. And then since I had a sweet tooth, peanut butter cookies or oatmeal crisps. I usually had cheese or egg sandwiches and maybe a ham sandwich. I know I really loved egg sandwiches. I loved cheese as well, but would have rather have had grilled cheese sandwiches and at that time, there were no way to grill them, etc. That was before microwaves. If I had been working now, it would have not have been yogurt unless I had an insulted lunch container since if the place was warm, it would have spoiled.
@djbtol (5498)
• United States
23 Oct 10
What did you put on your egg sandwich? Just sliced eggs? I think I remember my dad taking egg sandwiches sometimes.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
24 Oct 10
Do you know how to make deviled eggs? It is the same way except instead of just mixing up the hard egg yolk with mayonnaise or salad dressing, chives, a little salt and pepper, cayenne or paprika and chives or tiny green onions, you chop finely the whole egg and then spread it on the bread and make a sandwich out of it. My dad used to make that cooked salad dressing and put it in the fridge and use that to mix with the egg, but I preferred Miracle Whip myself.
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
23 Oct 10
cheese sandwich, cauliflower and a piece of fruit
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
23 Oct 10
No refriddgeration except my car. Not sure how the cali would survive. Does sounds like an excellent lunch.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
23 Oct 10
actually, since it starts cold in the morning, it does all right by noon... granted, I only have about 4 hours and not 6 like some jobs between the time I pack it and the time I eat it
@shaggin (37309)
• United States
23 Oct 10
Thats kind of silly that people show up with no food for lunch and expect to go somewhere fast to grab lunch. Sometimes it not possible if there isnt a fast food place nearby to go get food and make it back to work before the 30 minutes was up. I worked at a hospital so there was a cafeteria I ate at every day for lunch. I dont think I ever brought my own food because the food there was so delicious and inexpensive. I dont like those drinkable yogurts ick but I do like regular yogurts.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
23 Oct 10
The drinkable yogurts tend to be very sour. Not sure why or really, really sicky sweet. Don't know why they just don't make them less solid. Many yogurts have gelatin in them.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
23 Oct 10
Yes, well some people have had high class jobs with 1 hour paid lunch. Now they are living like the rest of us and having a real eye opener as to how the rest of us live. The economy has made paupers of many. I was working with a retired teacher and a former dental assistant. The first had a 40 minute lunch next door to food places. The 2nd didn't eat when he worked part-time. So I don't think he was even thinking full time.
• Philippines
2 May 12
Hi there. :) I work from home, so I have the luxury of time to cook. But, I find that I'd rather prepare my meals in advance as well. One thing that I really like having is 2 packs of instant noodles. In the Philippines, instant noodle fare can range from "Pancit Canton," which is an instant version of Chinese Stir-Fry noodles, instant mac n cheese, instant Bibimmyun, and even instant spaghetti. But I prefer cooking pasta in advance and then having that as I get hungry. :D
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
2 May 12
If you enjoy it and have the time to do it, those reasons are all that matter. Thanks for dropping by.
• Philippines
24 Oct 10
I used to eat yogurt everyday! haha kidding. It's famous here in Davao. We call it Yogo and we get to choose different toppings. From fruits or nuts or other sweet things. But i prefer shaved almonds and kiwi ^_^
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
25 Oct 10
Choosing toppings, esp. fruits and nuts sounds wonderful. I would be a raspberry and walnut person. Thanks and take care.
@djbtol (5498)
• United States
23 Oct 10
You had a lot of great suggestions here for a quick lunch. I envy many of you that can eat a cheese sandwich with a piece of fruit and be satisfied. I have a habit of overeating, so nice, lite lunches like this would leave me wanting. But, I would prefer a lite lunch - since I can stay more alert. Guess I will have to work on that. And yogurt, yes I love yogurt, even though price goes up and container size continues to go down. Not so crazy about plain, but vanilla and then almost any flavor is really good for me, but just a snack.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
24 Oct 10
With 1/2 hour lunches, there is no eating a lot. You have to go to the bathroom, wash your hands. Eat, drink, and wash your hands again (I tend to be handling paper products that must be kept pristine) and go to the bathroom for regular reasons. So if you don't get very much time to eat and relax. Also if you do eat a lot, you tend to fall a sleep or yawn a lot and that doesn't impress a boss very much.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
23 Oct 10
if i have to take a sandwich, its usually a pb&j sandwich. my kids eat yogurt as a grab and go breakie.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
23 Oct 10
All those soound good to me.