What Does Your Desk Drawer Contain - Foodwise?

MrsMizart Posts: 1,275 Member
Following on from my post about how to up my calorie intake whilst at work, where someone kindly suggested chickpeas, got me thinking about what I keep in my desk drawer for those very hungry days/unexpectedly working late days.

Mine currently has:

Organic corn cakes - great on their own or with peanut butter. Only downsides are having to spread the peanut butter, and the noise they make when being munched;

Organic peanut butter;

Alpro soya dessert pot things - for just over 100 calories they are reasonably satisfying, but need a spoon (can be drunk if necessary!);

And I'm about to add some tins of chickpeas - will need opening and draining which is the only drawback, but if I have a small tupperware container in there as well then I can quickly transfer and have them to hand for the day (in case I've forgotten to take any with me that day).

So, what does your work drawer/locker contain?


  • TheDarkestStar87
    TheDarkestStar87 Posts: 246 Member
    At the moment it's miso soup and some fruit and nut bars. Most of the space is taking up by shoes though...
  • acpgee
    acpgee Posts: 7,603 Member
    Garlic salt and a bottle of chimichurri sauce.
  • ContraryMaryMary
    ContraryMaryMary Posts: 1,649 Member
    Umm, nothing. It's never occurred to me to keep food in my desk.
  • vikinglass
    a chewable pen ;-)
  • MrsMizart
    MrsMizart Posts: 1,275 Member
    Some interesting ones :bigsmile:

    Having to eat every couple of hours is probably what started me doing it, then working longer days and still having a two hour journey home is probably what keeps me doing it.

    Wonder how many calories in the pen...:ohwell:
  • vikinglass
    in the past I used to keep a jar of Food Doctor soy nuts and almonds :-)

  • mygnsac
    mygnsac Posts: 13,413 Member
    At the moment all I have is a bag of Terra Sweet & Beet chips and some soy nuts.
  • J72FIT
    J72FIT Posts: 5,948 Member
  • jemhh
    jemhh Posts: 14,261 Member
    Tuna fish packets, pistachios, almond butter, kashi bars, and tea bags.
  • _Terrapin_
    _Terrapin_ Posts: 4,302 Member
    beef jerky, pistachios, cashews
  • Ljordan_fitflow
    Ljordan_fitflow Posts: 64 Member
    Container of Almonds and seasoning salt :smile:
  • CipherZero
    CipherZero Posts: 1,418 Member
    * Container of steel cut oats
    * Teddie Peanut butter
    * Organic flax seed
    * Psyllium powder
    * bag of microwave popcorn
    * Can of black beans
    * Uncle Ben's 90-second rice
    * a wide variety of condiments (salt, pepper, catsup, etc) from fast food places
    * Box of Dark Magic K-cups
    * a single Swiss Miss K-cup

    In the cube fridge for our department:
    * Mustard
    * Sriracha
    * three bags of Purdue short cuts (in the freezer block)

    Under the desk I have the remains of a tub of Dymatize Elite XT Fudge Brownie whey
  • mariluny
    mariluny Posts: 428 Member
    Some granola bar, indvidual package of peaches packed in water, toasted unsalted almond, grisol vegetable crackers, peanut butter. At the beginning of every week, i also bring and leave in the fridge one or two apples and a yogurt.
  • Mpalamar
    Mpalamar Posts: 33 Member
    I keep nothing in my desk, but in the fridge at work I keep a banana, a bowl of cherries, a bowl of home made fruit salad and a package of baby carrots with avacado/pepper dip. Yum!! :) I ususally eat these within a day or two so I am always replenishing with the same easy things (plus I love them! Makes me feel like I'm pigging out on junk food when really I'm not! LOL)
  • slimhabit
    Nearly Nirvana tea and a can of spicy parsnip soup for those days I forget to pack a lunch!
  • tbonethemighty
    tbonethemighty Posts: 100 Member
    peanut/peanut butter granola bars
    balisto bars (it always cracks me up that otherwise rational German adults try to convince me that this is NOT candy bar...it is a healthy fiber supplement. right, guys...)
    nuts in 20g containers
    (in the fridge at work: Baby Bel cheese)

    I usually try not to eat much of it, so it'll last a while...but it's there and I don't end up eating 200 g of Haribo or Hanuta from the kiosk downstairs. Baby step achieved.
  • misschoppo
    misschoppo Posts: 463 Member
    I'm pretty good with remembering to pack lunch and snacks but for emergencies my desk drawer is stocked with mixed graze box snacks, nakd raisin pouches, protein bars & a couple of john west salmon & tuna ready meal lunches.
  • cincysweetheart
    cincysweetheart Posts: 892 Member
    Well, I don't actually have desk drawer… but I keep a protein bar and a 32 oz water bottle with me at all times while I'm at work. I also keep some apple slices and some string cheese in the little refrigerator. And on the days where I'm hitting the gym before I go home, a container of yogurt gets added to the refrigerator as well.
  • MissBernie73
    MissBernie73 Posts: 115 Member
    Protein bars, nuts, soup and popcorn.
  • MrsPrior
    MrsPrior Posts: 14 Member
    Several types of tea bags (mix of green, herbal and fruit teas)
    Packets of instant soup
    Box of cereal bars
    Some dried fruit/nuts/seeds
    Low calorie hot chocolate powder for when I need a chocolate fix