WHAT sort of food do you consume during the working day? Are you a healthy or unhealthy eater?
Now that so many fast-food outlets try to follow at least a few healthy pathways, it’s possible to find decent food most of the day.
Home-cooking is, of course, best all round (including financially) but the reality of what you can actually take to work is problematic.
Not every office has a kitchen where you can re-heat food. Not every company gives staff a realistic time-frame to go out and buy food at lunchtime. If your office is on an industrial estate outside town, there may not be a suitable shop to buy a sandwich or even a pie and a cake for those who don’t care about calories or narrowing of arteries.
Some businesses are big enough to provide a canteen or restaurant of their own with well thought-out dishes on offer quickly. Some people just prefer to have something al desko and either carry on working or go through their Facebook messages on their lunch break.
Sensible souls pack a lunch and take that with them. These are also interesting as choices reveal plenty about a person’s personality. A quick chicken sandwich, perhaps with a lettuce leaf and a slice of tomato, with a chocolate biscuit added is a basic choice and not bad at all.
Some will put last evening’s tea leftovers into a plastic box and happily munch through that (not sure about cold Spaghetti Bolognese myself but some like it), and others create a healthy masterpiece of imaginative salad and bring fruit that puts us all to shame.
Of course, there are still the die-hards who shun lunch for a quick smoke or vape or the enviable few who go shopping and save the calories for later.