I work two jobs currently and I don't have a very regular schedule. I sometimes get lunch breaks when I work full shifts. At either location there is usually a lounge with a refrigerator and sometimes there is a microwave.
I've always had trouble packing lunch; not because of any actually difficulty but because of finding foods that are nourishing and substantial. When I was in public school, I packed lunches all the time, but obviously now, things are different. I'm overly dependent on fast food because of how sporadic my schedule can be(I eat at McDonalds least once a week) I'm tall and lanky with a little bit of a gut, and if it weren't for my very high metabolism, I'd be morbidly obese by now.
So, I would like some ideas on packing a lunch. Here's what I require:
- No sandwiches
- No cold pizza
- I'm trying to avoid including processed meats
- Protein drinks are a supplement, not a meal
- Low sodium, but an occasional soup is OK
I usually eat a pretty healthy breakfast, even in a rush. (Oatmeal, cereal). Just lunch is mostly an issue for me.