Good lunch break food?

  • kevmoran

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    Oct 21, 2012 3:45 AM GMT
    I only get 10 minutes during my break to eat, but I haven't quite found a good full meal to eat. The warmups are never as healthy as they sound, sandwiches are mushy by the time I get to them, and granola bars are just a tease. Any tips?

    Or maybe just a new job where I get more than 10 minutes...
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    Oct 21, 2012 4:32 AM GMT
    Do you have a fridge and microwave at work? Grill a chicken breast. Slice it up into bite size pieces. Cook some rice or pasta or veggies. Put them both into a plastic container. Take it to work and put it in the fridge. On your break, just microwave it and eat.
  • camfer

    Posts: 891

    Oct 21, 2012 4:58 PM GMT
    Above sounds good, but consider a pyrex dish so you're not microwaving plastic in contact with your food. If there's no fridge or microwave you can pack a small cooler and eat it cold. As for a sandwich getting mushy toast the bread and don't add may or other such condiments until right when you eat it.
  • LJay

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    Oct 21, 2012 11:58 PM GMT
    How long is your shift?

    If you are working anything like a full day and getting only ten minutes for a break, your employer is breaking the law.
  • kevmoran

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    Oct 22, 2012 12:18 AM GMT
    LJay saidHow long is your shift?

    If you are working anything like a full day and getting only ten minutes for a break, your employer is breaking the law.

    It's a clothing store, so as long as we're under 8 hours, we only get 10 minutes. So of course they schedule us for 7 hours and 45 minutes every day.
  • LJay

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    Oct 22, 2012 12:33 AM GMT
    Call the wage and hour board. Look under federal Labor Department. Make sure you are very clear about what is happening and if they ask where make
    sure your call will be anonymous. Do this on your own time, not store time.
    The kind of break schedule you are describing is just not right ad I think you will find it is illegal, but don't go to the store yourself if you want to keep your job. Let the feds do it.
  • Kriss

    Posts: 690

    Dec 09, 2012 9:30 PM GMT
    Tuna pasta salad.

    Though I work a student job its a bit more lenient with breaks thing is I do not like spending money on food around me (most tend to be fast food ish place) trying to cut that out. That being said this past month I made some tuna pasta and sometimes just added chopped celery, tomatoes. Thank god it's a school job it's very easy for me to get condiments around work.

    I also simply used some good old oatmeal and took it to work, about two packs of quaker oatmeal, with a bottle of milk for about 99 cents lead to a cheap filling lunch. Then again I really really love oatmeal and my friends call me old for eating it so much icon_redface.gif

    oh if you do like oatmeal you can put raspberries, or get a bannana and break it up or strawberries! Those three things taste so delicious with oatmeal!