4 Simple Tips For Cooking Lunch At Work

Just because you are at work doesn't mean you have to eat lunch out. Stone Soup has some easy tips for cooking healthy, quick and delicious meals right at your office.

  1. Stock your work ‘pantry'

    Dedicate a small shelf or a drawer to lunch things and kit it out with the basics.

  2. Stock up with the tools you'll need

    Depending on your work set-up, you might like to include a little chopping board and a pocket knife in your work lunch arsenal. If cutlery and crockery are scarce it might be a good idea to get a little lunch bowl and fork or spoon.

  3. Figure out the best storage options

    Most workplaces provide a fridge you can store your lunch. But if not, consider investing in a little chiller bag. Or if you have access to a good food shop nearby, maybe allow time to pick up whatever you need in your lunch hour.

  4. Allocate the time you need

Not only will keeping some easy recipes around at work save you time but it is also a good way to save some money.

Stone Soup also has a great cookbook available in PDF format.

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Comments

    Good suggestions, but pretty obvious really. Something else I've always kept at work is a few condiments - some small salt and pepper shakers, and a bottle of tomato sauce etc.

    Nice article... Perhaps a follow up on advanced cooking? I have scrambled eggs in the microwave every breakfast and a cooked lunch every day...

    find some great how-to video recipes on homemasterchef.com

    I've seen the sandwich press being used as a frying surface for eggs. You could probably use it for an omlet.

    We have a kitchen on one of our floors with an oven, and we are always joking about bringing in a pot roast for a communal lunch.

      there is a little oven in one of the kitchenettes in our office, one day i did in fact bring in prechopped potatos, pumpkin, carrot and a roast. I put it on at 10:00 and by 12:00 me and some friends where enjoying a fresh roast lunch.

      I also had to bring in my own tray, alfoil, tongs, etc... Even with the door shut and extractor on there was a little bit of smell leakage.

      The exec where not thrilled but as far as i can tell everyone took it in good spirit, glad i did it but i haven't done it since and it was a good 6 months ago.

      A good hint is that most meeting rooms are not booked over lunch so we booked the corner board room for the 7 of us.

    Dave,

    Thanks for sharing my post! Really appreciate it.

    And Stephen,very impressed with your work lunch roast. I hadn't even thought to take lunch time cooking to that level...

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