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What to you make/buy for lunch at work?
« on: March 13, 2021, 09:43:20 PM »
I find myself buying out way to often. What are some nice easy lunches to make for work?

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Re: What to you make/buy for lunch at work?
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2021, 09:52:18 PM »
Tuna sandwich and salad.

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Re: What to you make/buy for lunch at work?
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2021, 10:08:32 PM »
Huge fan of the Hot Logic Mini - used it for many years (way back in the office days :) ). Brought homemade (refrigerated or frozen) food in a plastic container, stuck in the warmer in the AM, piping hot at lunch time.

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Re: What to you make/buy for lunch at work?
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2021, 10:22:55 PM »
wow i need this thread!
i walk around my house moaning theres nothing to eat when my fridge is full.
i need inspiration for lunch when working from home
nothings impossible- the word itself says Im possible

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Re: What to you make/buy for lunch at work?
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2021, 10:26:50 PM »
Everything with rice cakes. Tuna, eggs, hummus , melted cheese.

Pizza , pizza wraps.


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Re: What to you make/buy for lunch at work?
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2021, 10:28:47 PM »
Huge fan of the Hot Logic Mini - used it for many years (way back in the office days :) ). Brought homemade (refrigerated or frozen) food in a plastic container, stuck in the warmer in the AM, piping hot at lunch time.
How long does it take to warm up?

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Re: What to you make/buy for lunch at work?
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2021, 10:33:09 PM »
How long does it take to warm up?
Couple hours. It's low temp.

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Re: What to you make/buy for lunch at work?
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2021, 10:36:01 PM »
Couple hours. It's low temp.
bingo has a mini crockpot ~$10
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Re: What to you make/buy for lunch at work?
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2021, 10:36:31 PM »
bingo has a mini crockpot ~$10
This is a much different product.

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Re: What to you make/buy for lunch at work?
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2021, 10:36:40 PM »
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What to you make/buy for lunch at work?
I starve through the day (make it up at night)

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Re: What to you make/buy for lunch at work?
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2021, 10:38:25 PM »
I find myself buying out way to often. What are some nice easy lunches to make for work?

What equipment do you have, if any? Toaster oven? Microwave?

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Re: What to you make/buy for lunch at work?
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2021, 10:39:29 PM »
This is a much different product.
could you describe why its better then a crockpot? my ears are open
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Re: What to you make/buy for lunch at work?
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2021, 10:46:24 PM »
could you describe why it's better than a crockpot? my ears are open
Sure :)
1) it's a much better shape for a meal container that you can eat directly out of such as this, which can fit multiple items e.g a piece of chicken, a side dish, and vegetables. So you can prep a whole week's worth of meals and leave in your freezer/fridge and just pop it into the warmer when you get to work.
2) it's a lower temp than a crockpot so it won't burn your food. A crockpot is designed to cook food, this is designed to warm food.
3) much more portable than a crockpot, so if someone is moving around a lot (e.g. a traveling consultant) it's easy to put in your briefcase.

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Re: What to you make/buy for lunch at work?
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2021, 10:51:00 PM »
Sure :)
1) it's a much better shape for a meal container that you can eat directly out of such as this, which can fit multiple items e.g a piece of chicken, a side dish, and vegetables. So you can prep a whole week's worth of meals and leave in your freezer/fridge and just pop it into the warmer when you get to work.
2) it's a lower temp than a crockpot so it won't burn your food. A crockpot is designed to cook food, this is designed to warm food.
3) much more portable than a crockpot, so if someone is moving around a lot (e.g. a traveling consultant) it's easy to put in your briefcase.
thanks, now what food did you enjoy most in it?

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Re: What to you make/buy for lunch at work?
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2021, 10:57:06 PM »
thanks, now what food did you enjoy most in it?
I'm boring, so I mostly had chicken with vegetables and a side. But you can experiment :)

The disadvantage of a warmer (obviously) is that crispy food loses its crisp because of the steam. So don't warm up french fries in there, unless you like poutine :)

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Re: What to you make/buy for lunch at work?
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2021, 04:37:43 PM »
What equipment do you have, if any? Toaster oven? Microwave?

I have a private office would invest in both if it made sense.

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Re: What to you make/buy for lunch at work?
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2021, 04:49:46 PM »
Huge fan of the Hot Logic Mini - used it for many years (way back in the office days :) ). Brought homemade (refrigerated or frozen) food in a plastic container, stuck in the warmer in the AM, piping hot at lunch time.
Does it make your office smell like whatever you're heating up?

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Re: What to you make/buy for lunch at work?
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2021, 04:55:28 PM »
Does it make your office smell like whatever you're heating up?
Nope. Doesn't smell till you open the container.

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Re: What to you make/buy for lunch at work?
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2021, 12:40:57 PM »
I'm boring, so I mostly had chicken with vegetables and a side. But you can experiment :)

The disadvantage of a warmer (obviously) is that crispy food loses its crisp because of the steam. So don't warm up french fries in there, unless you like poutine :)


poutine fries are supposed to be crispy

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Re: What to you make/buy for lunch at work?
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2021, 12:42:35 PM »
I would usually bring leftovers to work.
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