Work lunches: 20 great ideas in a box

Avoid the brown bag blues. Get creative by following these simple steps to lunchtime bliss.

Best-selling author Michael Crichton would always eat the same thing for lunch when writing a book, arguing that the lack of choice aided his concentration. I think it would drive me batty with boredom, but I see where he is coming from.

We’ve made this whole office lunch thing too hard, by demanding that it be cost-efficient, convenient, healthy, different every day and absolutely delicious all at once. It’s simply not achievable.

But being a grown-up means mum isn’t going to pack us a cut lunch every day any more, and we actually have to sort it ourselves without making it an issue.

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One alternative, of course, is to go and work for Google. Employees at Google Inc.’s massive Googleplex headquarters in California’s Silicon Valley receive a free lunch every day, made with local, sustainably sourced food cooked to order on the premises. They also have a choice of 20 cafes ranging from Indian to wholefoods, and dozens of ”micro-kitchens” that offer complimentary fresh fruit, edamame snacks, banana chips, dark chocolate, cold-pressed juice and espresso coffee.

Where does that leave us? At the desk, probably, googling ”plastic lunchboxes”. Here, then, are 10 good things for grown-ups to know, in order to self-cater our way to success at lunchtime.

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