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Old 01-07-2013, 08:06 AM   #11
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Thanks everyone ^_^ Very helpful!

I'm in ireland, i'm not exactly looking to lose weight, just don't want to put any more on haha. I really appreciate the help, thanks for the detailed post snip, I love pastas, might start taking those to work with me as a change haha.

@princessfiona, i have thermo flasks + lunch boxes ^_^

The reason i want to make my own lunches is that i tend to cover 12 and 15 hour night shifts and a good portion of the places have vending machines and as i said, i also tend to hit the garage aswell. It's a waste of money and pretty unhealthy eating that stuff in bulk. Not the first time i've went to a garage and spent 10 on junk.
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I figured if you're working long hours and working hard you wouldn't want to eat rabbit food
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:09 AM   #12
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When I worked construction sandwiches got boring fast. Changing breads helped. So did adding tomato, which I kept separate and added on right before eating. It made the sandwich taste fresher. I also went through a cracker phase, which really worked well to add some variety. I could choose among several styles of crackers, cut some pepperoni or summer sausage into pieces, different cheeses, and eat that instead of a sandwich. If you like pepper cheeses, pepperoni and hot stuff you will find it curbs your appetite more quickly. Anything spicy will. Veggies with some kind of dip is nice, too. IMO there is only so much you can do with sandwich fillings for the lunchbox, unless you have some way of heating them.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:12 AM   #13
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Try to have a big meal before you go to work. Make some soup and take it in a thermos. Fill your pockets with healthy snacks. 'Nibble' during your shift. Don't carry any money that the vending machines accept.......that's the key!
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:09 AM   #14
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I used to take hard boiled eggs, cans of smoked mussels/oysters to work with me. Nuts (peanuts, etc.), air popped popcorn. I tend to stay away from bread, so my sandwiches were salad wraps.
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Eggs, good one. I used to take hardboiled eggs, too.
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Eggs, good one. I used to take hardboiled eggs, too.
I used to put them in ziplock bags, add S&P, and a few drops of EVOO. I also used to bring lots of fruit (tangerines, etc.) peeled and ready to eat in ziplocks, and celery and carrot sticks.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:46 PM   #17
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Different breads is a good idea there is such a variety now, things like pitta pockets and wraps are great . You will save money too and be healthier .
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Tuna and salmon salad are great with crackers. No soggy bread, then. The reason I like lunch boxes, is with a few airtight containers that fit you can take a steak dinner with you, or leftovers of a home cooked meal. Lots of healthy snacks, peanut or any nut butter will fill you nicely without resorting to vending machines.
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