Sunday, February 19, 2012

What's for lunch?

Okay, so I'm onto my second wind (it's a very short one, so don't get your hopes up!) but I decided on one post that I really, really wanted to write.

I'm starting a new job tomorrow and I've been thinking about what to do about lunch each day.

I'm not the sort to bring in a pack lunch and I've just discovered that my new office does not have a kitchen. It has no microwave and has only a small bar fridge in the same room where the photocopier is. Good thing I'm not one for a packed lunch. :-)

I don't want to spend a lot of money on lunch each day, so I'm trying to figure out the best way to keep myself fed on a daily basis without breaking the bank.

I've already figured out what I'm going to do about coffee - I'm bringing in my own coffee machine, which will mean coffees cost 75c a cup rather than $4 a cup.

So, back to lunch ... I'm thinking that a few days a week, I could splurge and eat out. There will be at least one day a week, every other week or so where I have lunch with the best bud, so that takes care of that. Other days though ... I could possibly run home to make myself a sandwich, eat it and then run back to work, and that's quite literally since I live about a 15 minute walk from work and I plan on hoofing it daily. I have an hour for lunch, so if I'm quick and don't dawdle, I can make it home, heat up lunch or throw together a quick sandwich, eat, check Facebook, and hustle back to work.

The thought had crossed my mind that I could skip lunch but that is really not a good long term plan. :-) I'll eat, just need to figure out what's the best way to do it that will fit into the budget.

Any suggestions?

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  1. Hightailing it home would be the best idea, IMO, because then you get a nice bonus workout during your lunch break.

    Cheaper lunch, better lunch and free workout... Win-Win ;)

    1. I ended up eating out today cos it was super busy being the first day and all. Will probably do differently once I settle down.