Lunch ideas?

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  1. rdjrneace

    rdjrneace Following the yellow brick road on foot

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    Eating healthy is actually all about planning. I plan on Sunday my lunches for most of the week so I can buy and be prepared. I recently heard you should eat breakfast like a King, lunch like a Prince and dinner(supper) as a Pauper. Your biggest meals should be early in the day so your body has more time to burn it off.

    Now I actually don't do this but it is something to think about for those that have the capability.
     
  2. jk703

    jk703 CEO of Anything and Everything, Everywhere

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    I was never good at breakfast or lunch until I did WW a few years ago. I've managed to keep it all off, and I'm below my wedding weight/pre-kids weight. I don't usually skip breakfast or lunch. If anything, I'll skip dinner. I just know I'm better off that way cause I don't need calories to sleep. :giggle

    I tend to eat a low cal/fat breakfast sandwich, cause well, bacon and cheese. If I don't have that, then an English muffin and peanut butter. Sometimes a Chobani yogurt if I am still hungry mid morning.

    For lunch... there are loads of things I eat, but they have to be able to be prepared for me to eat while at work. Some of them are a batch of edamame, chicken leftovers, roasted vegetables leftovers, a mini bagel sandwich (most likely ham or buffalo chicken), an avocado (usually guac style or just mixed with a lil ranch) with chips. Every so often, left over pizza... I LOVE pizza and could eat it everyday.

    I think breakfast and lunch are easier for me is only since I have such a routine. That keeps me in check and not able to snack. If it's not brought into work, then I don't/can't eat it! This helps me tremendously. Also... I drink 10 glasses of water by the time I leave work, so it really cuts down on my snack time, lol!
     
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  3. MandaKay

    MandaKay Loyal as they come.

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    I usually have a combination of the following - not all of it, but I choose a couple and it usually satisfies me until dinner. These are things that are easy for me to pack for lunch on days I work...on my days home I will sometimes fry up an egg, or do a sandwich, or something.

    cottage cheese
    hard-boiled egg
    small salad with dressing
    yogurt
    soup
    wheat thins with laughing cow cheese wedge
    grapes
    carrots
    grape tomatoes
    lunch meat (not on sandwich, just plain)
    cheese stick
     
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  4. Sharon Evans

    Sharon Evans Well-Known Member

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    Corn thins spread with avocado - topped with sliced tomato and maybe some ham or hard boiled egg or grated cheese - lots of pepper - yum!
     
  5. bestcee

    bestcee Lorelei and Rory are my neighbors

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    I'll have to try that.

    I love pizza. LOVE IT! English muffin and peanut butter. I used to eat that, I think I just stopped buying the muffins. Sadly, I don't like yogurt. I've tried so many different brands, and types, even homemade. I just don't like the texture and feel of it.

    This is a great list! I may have to print it out and keep it on my cupboard!
     
  6. MandaKay

    MandaKay Loyal as they come.

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    Courtney...I was totally averse to yogurt up until about a year ago...could NOT stand it...but I have grown to really like Fage yogurt cups - the 0% - the flavor to me is mild and it has fruit cup attached that I dip a bit of the yogurt in. I am sure you have tried it, but just thought I would throw it out there in case you haven't. It might be worth a try...it's the only one I can enjoy!
     
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  7. MandaKay

    MandaKay Loyal as they come.

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    Another lunch idea I have is steel cut oats with fruit! I know it is a breakfast, but here is my recipe for a batch of overnight oats - and it is 4 servings. So, I made it last night, and had one serving for breakfast this morning with my hubby, and then tomorrow - on my work day, I will take a serving in a bowl, and eat it for my lunch!

    Overnight Steel Cut Oats
    1 Tbsp coconut oil
    1 cup steel cut oats (reg., not the quick cooking)
    3 cups water

    Directions: in a medium saucepan (that has a lid that fits it nicely - it will come in handy later) melt the coconut oil for a few second, and then add in the cup of oats. Stir around the oats for about 2 minutes over the stove, and then add in the water. Bring this all to a boil. Once boiling, remove from heat or just turn off the burner, and put a lid over the pan. Now you just leave it alone there all night, and in the morning you have some really great textured steel cut oats oatmeal. I add flaxseed meal, chia seeds, cinnamon, and a fruit of choice!

    Hope this comes in handy for someone - I have really enjoyed having this go-to recipe. It is super easy, and in the morning or whenever you eat it, you just warm it up in the microwave (add a little water if needed), and put on your toppings and go! It is healthy, filling, and yum - especially in the cold season - it's a good warm me up!
     
  8. bestcee

    bestcee Lorelei and Rory are my neighbors

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    I have tried that one. Thanks for the suggestion! I go back and try yogurt every year or more often because I keep thinking I'll like it at some point! My son and husband adore yogurt, and just don't understand my aversion.
     
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  9. klee73010

    klee73010 I might have a thing for drummers

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    We have a crock pot overnight oatmeal recipe... and that is on my list for our next shopping trip/menu. Also banana almond oat muffins. I like to have those for a snack. But i need to be better with the portion control because I can easily eat way more than a serving size. :giggle

    I promise I will link these up tomorrow when I'm on the computer. Tag me to remind me, around 12pm ET if I haven't yet. Lol!
     
  10. sahlink

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    I usually grill (George Foreman) up chicken breast for the week.
    Then I use it in these two things:
    1) Mason Jar salads
    2) Chicken, tomato, cucumber, avocado salad, tossed with lemon juice.
     
  11. thewininghooker

    thewininghooker New Member

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    My go to lunch is taco salad. Yummy!!!
     
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  12. bestcee

    bestcee Lorelei and Rory are my neighbors

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    That's a good one!
     
  13. thewininghooker

    thewininghooker New Member

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    Super yummy and quick to throw together.
     
  14. ambeej78

    ambeej78 New Member

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    Just had a vegan meal courtesy of the healthy family meal ideas in http://www.Mealplans4thefamily.com/ which I rely for ideas to help me with my diet. I often have a weekly meal plan usually low calorie and vegan meals. I keep up with my ideal weight but I hate to say I had my cheat day yesterday eating chocolates. I hope I am able to help you.
     

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