Commuters, What Do You Guys Eat For Lunch On Work Days?
I'm struggling with what to pack for lunch Monday through Friday. At work we have a microwave, a fridge, a sink, and hot water, which is more than some people have. For a while I packed veggies and grass-fed beef in a glass container, nuked it in the microwave, then added butter and MCT, but apparently microwaves will kill you dead so I'm trying to avoid that.
In the BP Diet book the only unheated lunch/dinner recipes are the Salmon Bites with butter or avocado. These are not my favorite thing without sushi seaweed. Plus, I can't find the recommended kind of salmon-- my Whole Foods only has the farmed Norwegian stuff for smoked, and the sockeye you can only buy in filets. Let's not even mention how phenomenally expensive smoked salmon is-- I'd be talking $11 in the lunch for the salmon alone. In addition, I love avocado but here in Colorado it's really hard to find good ones anytime of the year except summer. We're talking tiny avocados that go from hard to rotten with no state in between. And no matter how much I wish it was, salmon with cucumber and butter is NOT a Philadelphia roll. Sushi has seaweed.
I've also looked at BP salads but poultry is supposed to be only 3 times a week or so and beef is just gross on salad. Plus, the BP dressing are almost all avocado-based (so not an option 70% of the year) and/or they require a ton of prep (ie the ranch) and/or they have to be eaten within a day (which means chopping and blending a dressing every, single, day).
Restaurants, you ask? I'm not somewhere hip like the Bay or LA or New York City, no one's heard of Bulletproof. Maybe I could find a non-organic, grass-fed, grain-finished burger with over-cooked non-organic non-pastured bacon and avocado slices, and then add butter, but those four ingredients would have to be my entire lunch, and they're not terribly Bulletproof. It's not something I'd want to do more than once a week.
Anyone tried a protein shake for lunch? So bringing in a blender, throwing in some BP veggies, almond milk (which is already not the most BP option), adding collagen and whey, BP stevia/vanilla/chocolate, and MCT oil?
I'm this close to just buying a damn hotplate for the office and suffering through the weird looks. But I'm also frustrated that it's been this hard for me to make a BP lunch I can take to work. Isn't Dave supposed to be a busy man-on-the-go? What the hell did he eat before he could afford to have grass-fed steaks delivered? I'm solid middle class, 4 year degree, software developer, no kids, plenty of time and energy, dedicated to my health, open-minded-- Dave Asprey's wet dream for the ideal BP convert. I can't even imagine if I was a single parent trying to make myself and my kids BP. My heart goes out to them. I've already invested a ton of money and time into becoming BP. It shouldn't be this hard to eat lunch.
Thanks for listening to the rant and for any ideas you guys have.