My Packed Lunch

@sishy7 (27594)
Australia
September 27, 2017 12:47pm CST
# 86 Do you prepare your own lunch at home and bring it to be eaten somewhere else like at work or school? I do most of the times. It saves me time, money and the need to make increasingly hard decisions of ‘what should I get for lunch?’ every single day at work… I usually just bring sandwiches because they are easy to prepare, the varieties are endless, and very convenient to eat. But sometimes there are some left-over from dinner that would make a good packed lunch. This beef and broccoli stir-fry was my non-sandwich lunch packed from left-over of the previous dinner. It is served with steamed white rice. All packed in a single microwavable plastic container, the food is ready to be quickly heated up before eating…
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@vandana7 (68544)
• India
27 Sep 17
You all eat rice? Blink...I thought you all ate only bread...
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
27 Sep 17
No, we eat all kinds of rice a lot too, even biryani...
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@pradab (465)
• India
27 Sep 17
@sishy7 what kind of rice do you eat?
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
28 Sep 17
@pradab You name it, I probably ate it...
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• United States
27 Sep 17
Looks so very tasty Sishy! This is your lunch is it?
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
27 Sep 17
Thanks! Yes, it was my lunch...
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@yugocean (8848)
• India
1 Oct 17
@sishy7 so there is about rice too, I too had almost all types of rice, mostly Basmati types of rice.
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
1 Oct 17
@yugocean I like basmati, I've tried them in biryani dishes... The steamed rice in the picture is not from basmati though. It used jasmine rice from Thailand.
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• United States
27 Sep 17
Looks very delicious and healthy. I usually buy food but I'll make breakfast!
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
27 Sep 17
I just learned that broccoli actually contains vitamin C three times more than an orange...
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@pradab (465)
• India
27 Sep 17
@sishy7 nice info
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• United States
27 Sep 17
@sishy7 Wow thats even better. I am not a fan of broccoli but I should start liking it then!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
27 Sep 17
When I worked outside of my home I did bring lunch with me, usually a sandwich since as you said it's easy and good! =)
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
27 Sep 17
Yes, and I can make it any which way I'd like too... So many choices for the bread and the fillings...
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@Corbin5 (119556)
• United States
27 Sep 17
I always brought my lunch to school when I taught. I could eat at my desk and work.
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
28 Sep 17
Exactly! I eat at my desk too sometimes while continue working... It's convenient not having to go out just to get lunch or to eat out...
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@YrNemo (14768)
28 Sep 17
I always settle for peanut sandwich, egg sandwich, or a few muesli bars...
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
28 Sep 17
Muesli bars make a good packed lunch too... My kids often bring some to school along with some slow-energy-releasing milk drink... The stuff is supposed to make you full all day...
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@YrNemo (14768)
28 Sep 17
@sishy7 The pity they didn't feel full through the night too, so that you wouldn't have to worry about cooking the dinner .
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
28 Sep 17
@YrNemo That would be asking too much from the super food - all just so that I can carry on with my laziness...
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@YesWay (3447)
28 Sep 17
Yes husband and I both take sandwiches to work. It saves so much money
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
28 Sep 17
Exactly! And I like not having to think what to get for lunch...
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@YesWay (3447)
28 Sep 17
@sishy7 Ah yes that is another bonus!
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@pradab (465)
• India
27 Sep 17
Never packed my lunch for work or school.. it's a habit that I have never inculcated..I guess it is good for your stomach health since you can be sure of the hygiene involved in preparation of the food.
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
28 Sep 17
Yes, it's better all around... You should do it especially if you work or go to school every day... Or even if you're on a once in a while all day outing...
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@pradab (465)
• India
28 Sep 17
@sishy7 sound advice thank you
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
28 Sep 17
@pradab No worries... By the way, when are you going to post a discussion?
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@LilyBeBack (2016)
• United Kingdom
27 Sep 17
Your packed lunch looks DELICIOUS In the past I've always had the best intentions, but never been organised enough to have a packed lunch ready every day... I will do in future though, I have a tendency to convince myself that calories consumed outside my house don't count, and it's that kind of thinking that's stopping me from losing weight
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
28 Sep 17
Silly girl, of course they count! But I'm telling you, you do look like you've lost so much weight in that new avatar of you and Leonard... I can see it, even if I have to keep tilting my head to convince myself...
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• United Kingdom
28 Sep 17
@sishy7 That's very kind but your eyes deceive you, I've put 2.5 stone on since Leonard born
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@pradab (465)
• India
28 Sep 17
Good decisions
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@kobesbuddy (57452)
• East Tawas, Michigan
28 Sep 17
Yummy! I use to pack my lunch for work, every day:)
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
1 Oct 17
To me, at least, whatever I pack for lunch always tastes good at lunch time even if it's some leftover from dinner the night before...
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@kobesbuddy (57452)
• East Tawas, Michigan
1 Oct 17
@sishy7 My husband use to do that and some of the other workers got upset. They said it smelled so good, but they had to eat a cold, bologna sandwich! LOL
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@ridingbet (60699)
• Philippines
28 Sep 17
mmm, your packed lunch looks yummy. i always ask my students if they bring their packed lunch along. i advise them to, because meals in the canteen are so expensive even if priced as students meals.
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
28 Sep 17
You always have wise advice for your students...
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@ridingbet (60699)
• Philippines
30 Sep 17
@sishy7 i have to allow them to bring their packed lunch because their parents or benefactors might not have enough money to give the students their allowances for the day. i have some students too, who skip lunch because they have no money to buy food
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@pgntwo (22753)
• Tripoli, Lebanon
27 Sep 17
Looks like a tasty lunch, and no special effort required to prepare, if you don't mind the same menu as you had for dinner the day before...
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
28 Sep 17
I don't mind, but I know what you mean because my kids won't have such... They'd rather go hungry by skipping lunch instead...
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@pgntwo (22753)
• Tripoli, Lebanon
28 Sep 17
@sishy7 Kids are the same the world over, it seems.
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@prashu228 (25514)
• India
27 Sep 17
Yes i take home cooked food . Your lunch is interesting. Best use of leftovers
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
27 Sep 17
It's a kind of left-overs that tastes as good as when it's freshly made...
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@Courtlynn (55260)
• United States
27 Sep 17
My lunches, when I have them, are either at home, or from out. But then i don't work outside of the home to need to pack one.
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
28 Sep 17
Packed lunch is good to have for some all day outings too...
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@Courtlynn (55260)
• United States
28 Sep 17
@sishy7 maybe but when we go out we get food from out
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
1 Oct 17
@Courtlynn The only thing I can think of now is a picnic... Usually people pack some food from home to take on a picnic... But yeah, I guess it's also easy enough to get some take out and bring it to eat at a picnic setting...
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@much2say (40507)
• United States
29 Sep 17
You could also have a beef and broccoli sandwich . This is my kind of meal (I would eat it for breakfast!) - rice, meat, and veggie - perfect! So will you bring a fork or chopsticks to work?
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
1 Oct 17
That came with a fork, of course, I just didn't include it in my picture... I'm hopeless with chopsticks... I don't even eat noodles or sushi with chopsticks.
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@much2say (40507)
• United States
1 Oct 17
@sishy7 I can't get my kids to eat with chopsticks . .. they know where to find the forks .
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
1 Oct 17
@much2say My kids are experts with chopsticks... I don't know how they learned it... Certainly not from me, probably from YouTube...
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
28 Sep 17
I also pack my own lunch when I still work. I have always loved my own cooking.
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
28 Sep 17
I don't do much of my own cooking, but I'm good in packing left-overs from dinner that my husband cooks the night before... I can make my own sandwiches though...
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
28 Sep 17
@sishy7 You are lucky you have a husband who could cook.
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
28 Sep 17
@salonga Yes, I am. He enjoys cooking though, so it works out well for us.
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@vsai2008 (9889)
• India
27 Sep 17
That looks good, food from home is always better :)
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
28 Sep 17
Thanks! Yes, they're great! Especially when it's home-cooked...
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@vsai2008 (9889)
• India
28 Sep 17
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
28 Sep 17
@vsai2008 Thank you! You too!
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@cahaya1983 (10037)
• Malaysia
2 Oct 17
That looks so yummy! I'm at home most days of the week, so I obviously don't need to pack my lunch I think it's a good habit, though. Healthy for the body and pocket.
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@pradab (465)
• India
2 Oct 17
A home maker the least stressful of all obs...you are solucky
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
2 Oct 17
@cahaya1983 That's right! And I really like not having to decide what to get for lunch every day at work...
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@cahaya1983 (10037)
• Malaysia
2 Oct 17
@pradab It's more like a different type of stress, I guess. I work from home so I have that to do, as well. But the eating at home part sure is a bonus!
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@crossbones27 (21982)
• Redlands, California
27 Sep 17
Looks good, something about rice, beef and broccoli that just go so well together.
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
28 Sep 17
They sure do... They make a good packed lunch too...
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• Redlands, California
28 Sep 17
@sishy7 Indeed.
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@jstory07 (71248)
• Roseburg, Oregon
2 Oct 17
The lunch you will have sounds very good. At work I only had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. A lot of people brought me food to.
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
2 Oct 17
Yes, I really liked that lunch I brought that day... It's different than what I usually have... I normally have just sandwiches too.
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