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What food do you keep in your desk/work fridge or freezer/bag?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created September 12, 2011 at 9:27 PM

I am lucky where I work they have an all organic/pastured (mostly) based cafeteria. It is expensive so I keep food frozen or refrigerated here at work. In any case, I get a lot of looks from people when they see me eating???then they come up and ask me about it. The good news is I never have to share my food. They have their sandwiches or frozen meals to heat up.

(Today I ate a rib-eye at my desk with only my hands although my fork and knife were right there. Ha!)

Here???s my list from just my desk???

  • smoked oysters in olive oil
  • sardines in water
  • coconut oil
  • coconut chips
  • balsamic vinegar (shhh)--
  • olive oil
  • pistachios
  • tuna pouches
  • cans of wild caught salmon
  • pemmican bars
  • a jar of bacon grease
  • 85% Lindt dark chocolate
  • An electric egg poacher
  • cheetoes (just kidding)
  • Sea salt

Maybe you can give me some more ideas?

6ec8d30130a6fb274871314533b5536b

(581)

on September 14, 2011
at 04:37 AM

Wow, that is some snack drawer! I love it!

8cbb06eb84dad8d2db56fcc4d8bdc0ba

on September 13, 2011
at 05:04 AM

love the smoked oysters!

8634d4988ced45a68e2a79e69cc01835

(1617)

on September 13, 2011
at 02:30 AM

I get it at Earth Fare. It's antibiotic and nitrate free. I forget the brand. It might be Applegate. I forget. My office is less than a mile from Earth Fare, so it's easy for me to pop over there for a decent snack.

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 13, 2011
at 02:05 AM

Me too Mrs. Robinson. We could share our liver pate.

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 13, 2011
at 02:01 AM

Very cool your boss eats paleo.

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on September 13, 2011
at 02:01 AM

I wish I sat next to you at work...

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 13, 2011
at 01:32 AM

Try Applegate brand...nitrate and nitrite free. I buy mine from Costco though...6 bucks for huge amount and so go conventional on it.

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 13, 2011
at 01:31 AM

Umm......YUMMMMMM.

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 13, 2011
at 01:30 AM

Thanks Ryan. We do have blenders in break room so that's a great idea.

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 13, 2011
at 01:27 AM

Thanks Ben. You can't beat $10. @ Grain Free. I work at a big bank type place and it's very boring...this is the cafeteria service... http://www.guckenheimer.com/art/standards.html They do have the best bacon in the world.

66974b2cb291799dcd661b7dec99a9e2

(11121)

on September 13, 2011
at 01:04 AM

+1 - This is what I do :)

Cc49234f065a33c763ab09fa234d08eb

(292)

on September 13, 2011
at 12:58 AM

What brand of salami do you buy? I can't find anything that doesn't have a bunch of additives.

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on September 13, 2011
at 12:30 AM

Where do you work and are they hiring?! Man, it would be nice to have a backup plan at my job other than the chips and candy bars in the vending machine. (Ok, I'm done with my jealousy now :) )

Ef2f6c723983d7fe7a06bd57af6adeed

(1725)

on September 13, 2011
at 12:07 AM

lol. I'd add raw almonds/pecans. Frozen berries (3 pounds of blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries mixed together - all for $10 @ Target.)

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 12, 2011
at 10:10 PM

Thanks New Era. You have a beautiful picture. 2nd on the salami.

6229cd9a7ca9882590259fae022e2647

(3209)

on September 12, 2011
at 10:04 PM

That stuff is great but don't expect to make it a meal. Just for munching only.

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 12, 2011
at 10:02 PM

That sounds lovely. Cannot do that since my 4 and 6 year old make make meals too much of an adventure at home (Mama doesn't get to ENJOY the food) but I agree that's a great idea. Thanks Seiji.

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 12, 2011
at 09:59 PM

oh good call on the avocado

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 12, 2011
at 09:59 PM

I looked up SeaSnax...thank you...I'm definitely going to get those. Strangely addictive it said. lol

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0842bcf75fca05aac68ce181aa075fa4

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on September 12, 2011
at 11:23 PM

Avocados, 'chocolate squares' (frozen coconut oil, cocoa, honey with a sprinkling of chopped macadamias), nuts, berries and packs of Almond or Hazelnut butter, Raw Cookies, ginger flavored. I also try not to snack too much at work...but sometimes I need a few bites so I take 'em.

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 13, 2011
at 01:31 AM

Umm......YUMMMMMM.

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51b472fa449ab0e5433f27dcd799fedd

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on September 12, 2011
at 09:56 PM

Nothing! =) Work is part of my IF schedule (I only eat breakfast and dinner), which does three things: I can be more productive during the day and go home earlier, I'm not tempted to snack, and I only have to worry about cooking two meals a day that I'm going to consume right away (don't have to worry about transporting, spoilage, etc.). It works great for me from both a health and convenience standpoint.

66974b2cb291799dcd661b7dec99a9e2

(11121)

on September 13, 2011
at 01:04 AM

+1 - This is what I do :)

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 12, 2011
at 10:02 PM

That sounds lovely. Cannot do that since my 4 and 6 year old make make meals too much of an adventure at home (Mama doesn't get to ENJOY the food) but I agree that's a great idea. Thanks Seiji.

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8634d4988ced45a68e2a79e69cc01835

(1617)

on September 12, 2011
at 10:06 PM

I keep beef jerky, nuts, and canned salmon and tuna in my desk. In the fridge, I keep berries, salami, and deli meat. I try not too eat too much at the office, but I don't eat a big breakfast, so I do get hungry while I'm there.

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 13, 2011
at 01:32 AM

Try Applegate brand...nitrate and nitrite free. I buy mine from Costco though...6 bucks for huge amount and so go conventional on it.

Cc49234f065a33c763ab09fa234d08eb

(292)

on September 13, 2011
at 12:58 AM

What brand of salami do you buy? I can't find anything that doesn't have a bunch of additives.

8634d4988ced45a68e2a79e69cc01835

(1617)

on September 13, 2011
at 02:30 AM

I get it at Earth Fare. It's antibiotic and nitrate free. I forget the brand. It might be Applegate. I forget. My office is less than a mile from Earth Fare, so it's easy for me to pop over there for a decent snack.

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 12, 2011
at 10:10 PM

Thanks New Era. You have a beautiful picture. 2nd on the salami.

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Df45ff15a3b093b7f22f0fec5ae1237a

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on September 13, 2011
at 01:55 AM

Wow. You are all very lucky. I have almost no cold food storage at work so I bring a lunch everyday, I don't even have means to heat it. I have nuts, Larabars on hand and occasionally fruit. My boss does eat paleo too so she gets it which is awesome, we just don't have space! Can't wait to try some things you've all shared! Thanks!!

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 13, 2011
at 02:01 AM

Very cool your boss eats paleo.

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15307127b011c7c276e76adc46bd1d31

on September 13, 2011
at 12:54 AM

Stuff for smoothies!

-berries -nut butters -fruit -Primal Fuel -coconut milk

:)

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 13, 2011
at 01:30 AM

Thanks Ryan. We do have blenders in break room so that's a great idea.

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6229cd9a7ca9882590259fae022e2647

(3209)

on September 12, 2011
at 09:49 PM

I keep it a bit simpler. Hard boiled eggs, grass fed butter, and coconut cream in the fridge. Coconut oil and SeaSnax at my desk. I also keep plenty of hibiscus and green tea around.

6229cd9a7ca9882590259fae022e2647

(3209)

on September 12, 2011
at 10:04 PM

That stuff is great but don't expect to make it a meal. Just for munching only.

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 12, 2011
at 09:59 PM

I looked up SeaSnax...thank you...I'm definitely going to get those. Strangely addictive it said. lol

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Cc49234f065a33c763ab09fa234d08eb

(292)

on September 12, 2011
at 09:44 PM

I keep most of that stuff around my desk too! I also keep a jar of almond butter on hand as well. Avocados are good to have around (I keep a steak knife in my drawer to cut them). :)

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 12, 2011
at 09:59 PM

oh good call on the avocado

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