Bees who are Low Carbing and/or GF, what do you eat for lunch?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
8518 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

Commenting to follow. I need some good low carb snack ideas, since I have high blood sugar. 

@beekiss:  Do salads make you sick? They’ve always made me feel pukey and (TMI) have the runs.

Post # 5
2627 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@beekiss:  Salads can be non-lettuce based!  and then you can put your protein in it or on the side etc.

How about a greek salad, sans the lettuce?: tomato, cucumber, onion, feta, chicken, olives, shredded carrot (to bulk it out), celery, oregano and red wine vinaigrette

Cucumber salad with a creamy dill dressing.

Italian salad- kidney beans, green beans, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, pickled beats , lemon vinaigrette.

Slaws of all kinds: Asian coleslaw or jicama slaw, apple slaw


Also, soups. Soups and stews are great that are protein heavy. sweet potato chili, split pea soup, 


Also, corn tortillas can be great to wrap just about anything/leftovers. Slice of chicken/beef/pork, avocado and salsa.  Eat with a side of any veggie.


Make something for lunch specifically. Lasagana subbing the noodles for sliced eggplant.  stirfrys, etc. and pair with some veggie, even just sliced cucumber.


I used to buy some stuff to keep at work. Such as preccoked chicken or meatballs, frozen veggie stirfry and then I would have a desk drawer of condiments like spicey chili oil, salsa, hot sauce, garlic salt, chicken boullion, soy sauce. I could turn it into a soup or a dish based on my preference that day and mix and match the flavors


Post # 6
8972 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I usually eat a spinach salad with grilled chicken or beans (does spinach upset your tummy?). Or leftover soup / stew – our crockpot is my favorite thing – or stir fry. I’m also really into lasagna made with zucchini slices instead noodles. Mmmmm I want that right now, but my hisband’s gone and he’s the cook in our family :/

Post # 8
2627 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@beekiss:  Really anything I lised can be made in large batches so you can eat it 3-4 times that week. 

Other things that can be made into big batches and easily changed up the way it tastes is baked chicken

Day 1- put it in a corn tortilla with salsa and avocad. Sliced cucumber and some yogurt

Day 2- dice it and add red hot, blue cheese and microwave it for a buffalo mix. Put it on top a bowl of diced cucumber and celery.

Day 3- dice it and mix it with diced tomato, sliced olives, shredded carrot, and italian dressing of balsamic vinaigrette

Post # 10
4827 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

I can’t get my shit together to make a salad. So I eat leftovers! Always. White bean, spinach sausage soup, tons of chili, black bean soup, quinoa, barley and buttnernut squash, risotto with butternut squash, etc.

Then google Bento Low Carb:

Post # 11
8972 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@beekiss:  re: making chicken (or other lean meat) delicious – if you buy a bunch when it’s on sale, put it in ziplocks sealed up with some marinade covering the meat (you only need ~2-3 Tbs per quart ziplock), either refrigerate or freeze it, then broil it when you need it … SO good!

Post # 12
1248 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Soups (not potato based), salads (how are you with baby spinach leaves if lettuce is a no go?), corn/rice thins with toppings such as boiled egg, veggies etc. Ricotta, tomato and basil is really good too.

For something different quinoa salads are really good (quinoa is high in protein for a grain/seed). I love one with feta, fennel and mandarin in it.

Mountain bread wraps are good too – the bread is so thin it only has 68 calories in it but you still get the wrap experience!

Leftover casseroles from dinner – sometimes I add a bit of pearl barley to the casserole for some bulk and eat that with veggies rather than a serving of rice, potatoes etc.

Post # 13
15072 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’ve been buying a lot of precooked chickens at the store lately. Hey at $5 its cheaper than buying chicken to cook and we can get 2-3 meals out of them. I tear up the chicken and put in different things. Mix with homemade mayo celery and onions, to make chicken salad. I put that on sliced tomatoes or cucumbers. Same cane be done with tuna. I cut up some chicken and use it with spaghetti squash, you can mix in sauces if you want, but I prefer just some olive oil, salt, and pepper. Cabbage rolls with hamburger, cheese, and spices are very filling. DH recently got a recipe for a cabbage pot, core out the cabbage, stuff with hamburger, cheese, spices, onions, and pop it on the grill. We haven’t tried it yet though.

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