What Do You Have for Lunch While Working from Home?

I had enough of sandwich and pasta in the past years.

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  • +9

    Sandwiches. Sometimes vegemite toast for a treat.

    • +15

      Toasted sandwiches.

      • +4

        Toasted Vegemite sandwiches.

        • +8

          Toasted cheesy vegemite sandwiches

          • +4

            @BuyoTheCat: I also come from a land down under.

            • @dust: Where women glow and men plunder

          • +1

            @BuyoTheCat: which toasting method? Jaffle or flat something else?

            • @fastnbulbous: I toast it in a toaster oven.
              A Jaffa maker would be nice but I don’t have one

            • +5

              @fastnbulbous: Used a frypan the other day because I was lazy (Too lazy to get the Jaffle maker out of the cupboard and too lazy to wash up the frypan from breakfast) It was delicious plus had a hint of bacon flavor from the pan!

              • +5

                @Krankite: Pan fried toasted sandwiches are bloody brilliant and something very different and special compared to the other methods. The real secret is more butter :P

    • +1

      I have sandwiches and pasta in the past year

    • +12

      colleague told me about vegemite and avacado on toast, sounded wierd, but once i tried it, omg, so good.

      • +4

        Same with Vegemite, cheese and tomato. Amazing!

      • +2

        Try scrambled eggs on Vegemite toast.

        Chef's kiss

        • Or with Beans and cheese on toast

      • +1

        It is so good especially how cheap avocado is right now. I had it 2 weeks straights.

    • isnt vegemite toast a staple food?

  • +12

    Same as what I do when I work from the office. Sandwich or leftovers.

  • +7

    left overs from dinner
    KFC/Maccas (bit harder now)
    leb bread teasted with anything u want inside
    instant noodles
    salad
    bean salad with can corn

    • why are KFC/Maccas bit harder?

      • +41

        After eating KFC for 2 years it is harder to leave the house.

        • +8

          Fitting through the front door?

      • +3

        if you are from nsw, shortages in chicken, limited menu, reduced opening hours

        • -4

          lol is this a real thing?

          also questionable if kfc actually contains real chicken

          • +3

            @thirtysixd: Shortages due to supply chain issues because of covid, not because they're running out of chickens.

            Staff shortages at Abattoirs, chicken processing plants, truck drivers - having contracted or being in isolation…. All for the economy so Dominic said.

            KFC get those chickens from reputable suppliers like Inghams, steggles and biada so if you think that's not real chicken then you're kidding yourself

    • +9

      what time do you wake working from home?

      Pants… sometimes?

  • +15

    Filet mignon

    • +12

      its raw

  • +1

    Whatever I feel like, or lately, whatever I have. Could be a sandwich, roll or wrap, salad, toast, eggs, pizza, noodles, pasta, jaffle, rice cakes etc. Today was a salad.

  • +44

    payweek: large zinger box, 10 extra wicked wings and krusher shake

    not payweek: 2 pack mi goreng with a fried egg if I have left over money from pay week.

    repeat

    • +1

      krusher? didn't kfc get rid of those like 10 years ago?

      • +67

        Spoiler: Jimmy has been unemployed a very long time. No pay-week for Jimmy.

      • +1

        He works at KFC :)

      • +1

        Wait what did someone say Krusher? Where where!?!?!?

    • +4

      A large gaytime krusher, takes a real man to order one of those.

      • sounds fab!!

    • +1

      If that is a serious diet then you're not managing your money and lifestyle well

    • Oof that's a fun toilet experience..

  • Sandwiches, soup, wraps, leftovers. Sometimes we have a hot pot which we just keep stretching out for a few days.

  • +9
  • +27

    Shiraz or grenache.

    Semillon or riesling on a hot day.

    • I gotta get some more grenache into my diet..

  • +1

    KFC / Maccas with 3k return walk :)

    • +2

      Depending on how fast you are walking, that walk will burn around 200-250 calories, which is about the same as a Big Mac!

      • +2

        I don't calories count but I haven't gain any wait since WFH so it's working 🤣

      • +13

        "around 200-250 calories, which is about the same as a Big Mac!"

        492 calories in a Big Mac, sadly. Even a cheeseburger is over 300. Counting calories sucks, but at least it shows you just how bad some of this stuff is. I miss Maccas….

        • +2

          Oh sorry, google had it set to "per 100 grams" for some reason.

          So OPs walk will cover 100g of Big Mac.

          • +5

            @SnowDragon: Haha! I can picture OP slogging their way to Maccas with kitchen scales under their arm, and weighing out 100g of burger.

          • @SnowDragon: But its provably 250 cal more than a healthy diet. So the walk covers the excess maybe? Haha

        • +1

          Calorie counting does suck! But, it helps a lot in realizing which meals you can can stand to lose :)

        • +2

          Sure but it's not like you want to burn all the calories on the walk. You need some for the basic body functions too.

  • +2

    bread - doritos - cheese - salami

    needed to put more doritos

  • +2

    What Do You Have for Lunch While Working from Home?

    Alfalfa

  • +2

    Today was stir fried green beans, brown rice and some yoghurt. Usually depends on if I have something prepped from the previous night.

  • +2

    Ramen.

  • +10

    Ngl when I have no reason to make or purchase a proper lunch, I either just don't eat or will snack on a whole pack of Tim Tams or box of crackers for the afternoon instead. Currently I am halfway through a box of Cheds instead of eating properly lol.

    Don't be like me, eat a proper lunch. My fav when I can be bothered is avocado toast.

  • +5

    Beef Pho

    • How

      • +1

        There’s instant noodle ones at Costco, or you can buy the spice mix at Asian groceries - though they tend to be for massive quantities.

        Or maybe he gets delivery from a restaurant.

  • +1

    Usually a berry and banana smoothie or sometimes my partner likes to make fancy instant noodles.

  • +1

    T-bone

    • +2

      Hey what was the name of that monkey that could read sign language?

  • +6

    Tomato plants are booming, so plenty of toasted sangas with tom & cheese, good with onion &/or ham too
    .

  • +12

    A thin stew made of fish, vegetables, prawns, and four kinds of rice.

    • +2

      Four kids of rice?! White, brown, wild? What's the fourth kind?

      • +5

        Red? Black? Arborio? Long grain? Short grain?

        • +5

          Fried? Steamed? Boiled? … Raw?

    • +12

      Could they get the spices right?

    • Sound interesting.
      Are the rice still solid in the stew or has has it been cooked till it goes all mush?

      • +4

        This is a quote from the Simpsons

    • +4

      I came close to madness trying to find it here in the States but they just can't get the spices right

    • No matter how hard I try I just can't find anywhere that gets the sauce right

    • +5

      Miso soup?

      • +5

        That one is quite salty

  • +4

    I eat a raw carrot about 11.30 to prevent me from snacking on rubbish and eating (as much) junk for lunch. I've still put on 5kg but it could have been worse…

    • +3

      what is the benefit? I eat anything I like and still put like 7 kg… win win
      lol
      jk

      good on you mate. well done

  • +17

    instant noooooodz. but ive recently been on a korean pancake craze as my husband brought home a bunch of spring onions.

    1 cup AP flour - take 2 tablespoons out and replace with cornstarch - this makes cake flour , 1 cup water. thats it for the pancake mix, put in whatever fillings you want. whisk an egg and pour it on top of the batter in the pan. Sauce - gochujang, soy sauce, rice vinegar and a lil sugar. ate that 4 times in a week lol. super filling too (this makes 2 giant pancakes)

    • Damn that sounds really good. You've inspired me to want to make Korean pancakes.

    • Thanks! Sounds quick and easy. I'm going to try it tomorrow!

      • +1

        I got the gist of it from here and made do with what I had :)

        https://www.justonecookbook.com/korean-pancake/

        • Thanks! We would have these everytime we went to Jonga Jip BBQ. Just need to shop for the filings (or maybe I can see what leftovers are in the fridge!)

    • +5

      An even funner way to use the spring onions is Korean Potato Pancakes.

      • 2 large peeled potatoes (which makes about 1 large, or 2 small)
      • half tablespoon of canola oil
      • a small handful of spring onions
      1. Grate the potatoes (use the raised grater on your standard triangle cheese grater) and empty them into a sieve above a bowl
      2. Wait for the water to drain off into the bowl before squeezing out the rest of the water from the potato lump. Transfer potato lump into another bowl or plate
      3. Wait 3-5 minutes before slowly draining off most of the water into the sink so you're left with the starch at the bottom of the original bowl
      4. Add back the potato lump, and include the spring onions, into the starch and mix through
      5. Heat up a frypan and add the oil to the pan
      6. Add the mixture into the frypan, spreading out the mixture with a spatula to an even height, probably about 5-7mm
      7. Flatten down large lumps and flip over when the edges of the mixture starts to brown (usually 1-2 minutes)
      8. Repeat step 7 before transferring to plate

      Serve with sauce made with - soy sauce, roasted sesame seeds, a touch of apple cider vinegar, spring onions, and a dash of chili flakes :)

    • My local korean restaurant makes an amazing leek and seafood pancake. And I could never figure out what the sauce is. I'm screenshotting this comment and saving it to try later. Thanks!

  • Rice or bulgur bowl with can of flavoured tuna n salads. Bbq foods, burger, noodles. Generally just make extra so i have lunch a few days of the week already sorted. Soup. Tuna salad with bread or crackers. Japanese curry. Eggs, baked beans and toast. Crumpets. Etc etc. But always a few dinners made with the idea of additional quantities for lunches. That makes a big difference for me.

  • +5

    An old friend

    • +4

      Cannibalism ftw, also quite frugal. On point.

    • With some fave beans and a nice Chianti?

  • +1

    Was going to have a mushroom and cheese toastie for lunch but discovered the bread has gone mouldy from the humid Sydney weather.

    Switched to poor-man’s ploughman lunch: jatz, cheese, twiggy sticks.

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