Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Real men pack their own lunches

There was an article I read a few years ago that talked about why Mark Zuckerberg (and other people) wears the same thing everyday and how it's about saving time and energy in decision making.  Even though the article was about physical appearances, I applied the idea to my noon time meal habits and since January of this year, I've been "making" and packing the exact same lunch about 95% of the time.

For about ten months in 2016, I did something similar where I'd make two wraps for lunch every day (whole wheat tortilla with potato salad, vegetable, and chicken nuggets as filling), but when 2017 hit, I wanted to simplify it even more. 

I cut out the tortillas and potato salad, and thus the national standard of the utilitarian, bachelor's home made lunch was born.

My female colleagues seem to be very intrigued and yet appalled at this, but this is what I eat every day for lunch:

Monday

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Four chicken nuggets and a few handfuls of boiled cauliflower, broccoli, and carrots (aka California-mix).  I prepare several day's worth of meals in a batch (I've never tried doing a whole week's worth...the nuggets are already pretty soggy by Wednesday):

Mon-Wed meal prep done on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
I eat at my desk, cold from the fridge (which curiously appalls another female colleague even more).

One of my cousins said she does something similar (packing lunches for work in batches) except she makes sandwiches for the week and freezes them.  She's more hardcore than me; I'm not fond of the idea of eating thawed, chilled bread.  But we both agreed that the benefit in savings is great!

Special thanks to the  FĂ–RTROLIG food container from IKEA for making this post possible.  Regular price at $3.49 or $2.99 when on sale!  I went to university.

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