10 Foods we’d eat every day for lunch if we could get away with it

Imagine if you didn’t have to worry about counting calories, gaining weight, cholesterol, diabetes or heart disease. What would you eat every day if you could get away with it?

The term “breakfast of champions”, once an advertising slogan for Wheaties cereal, is now used to refer to a breakfast consisting of coffee and a cigarette. The saying has been adapted to apply to unhealthy lunches as well, and is often seen across social media sites tagged with #lunchofchampions or #loc, so we thought we’d find out what everyone is eating for lunch.

1

Cronuts

Cronuts

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“These are the devil in disguise,” a friend said when asked if she’d ever tried cronuts. A cross between a doughnut and a croissant, word on the street is you’d probably sell your soul for one.

2

Churros

Churros

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You’ll want every day to be a cheat day with churros on the menu. If you’ve never dived into the orgasmic world of the Spanish dough fried and served with dipping chocolate, you haven’t lived.

3

Doritos, Red Bull and lollies

Doritos, Red Bull and lollies

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You’ll be making your mum proud with this nutritious serving. It will definitely provide the sugar kick needed to send you flying through the rest of your working afternoon.

4

Curry fried chicken, doughnuts and coffee

Curry fried Chicken, doughnuts and coffee

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At around 494 calories for two pieces of fried chicken, you’d be looking at around a minimum of 45 minutes on the treadmill to work off those two pieces — and that doesn’t include anything else you’ve eaten.

5

Microwaved popcorn

Microwaved popcorn

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It’s quick, it’s easy and it’s super delicious and if you’re too lazy or busy to leave the office, a bag of microwave popcorn will fill the gap.

6

Peanut butter doughnut

Peanut butter doughnut

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Nom, nom, nom! If you’re a fan of the peanut butter and chocolate combination, this is to die for. If we were told we could have one last meal, this would have to be our pick.

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7

Mega Mel Burger

Mega Mel Burger

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Next time you’re in Texas, head to Mel’s Country Cafe in Tomball to take on the Mega Mel Challenge. It consists of 600 grams of ground beef, 450 grams of bacon, 113 grams of cheese and all the trimmings.

8

Pizza and strawberry daiquiris

Pizza and Strawberry Daquiris

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There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned cheese, onion and pepperoni pizza chased up with a strawberry daiquiri. Can we get an amen?

9

Cronut burger

Cronut burger

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Another place to add to your must-see destinations in the U.S. is Zombie Burgers in Des Moines, Iowa. It combines two of our favourite foods: burger fillings and cronuts.

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10

Chocolate, peanut butter and banana sandwich

Chocolate, Peanut butter and Banana Sanger

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This winning sandwich combination would be a staple if only it wasn’t so high in carbs. Before you screw your nose up in disgust, give it a try — it’s delish!

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