Post # 1
For all you dieting Bees, what do you eat for lunch during the work week?
I’ve been a lean cuisine girl for a while (they’re cheap, they’re easy, they’re better for you then a cheeseburger) but in my effort to change my body I’m trying to cut out refined carbs, and almost all lean cuisines have them.
Wheat bread makes me want to vomit, so packing a sandwich is out of the question, and all I can really think of other then that is soup, but who wants to eat soup 5 days a week?
The “Spa Cuisine” line of lean cuisine uses whole wheat instead of white pasta, etc. but there isn’t a huge variety of those.
So, what do you guys eat? (and if you’re on weight watchers about how many points do you eat at lunch every day?)
Post # 3
Not dieting, but one of my favorite lunches to pack is kind of snack-y. I cut up an apple and bring some fresh almond butter to dip the pieces in, and then have another “side”-y dish, like a spinach salad or cold pasta salad.
I also have sandwiches sometimes (usually with tomato, avocado, and a little Daiya “cheese”), but I’m not a huge fan of “seedy” wheat bread. I really like Whole Foods’ fresh baked bread, because they use wheat flour, and you can buy their honey wheat that doesn’t taste gross at all.
One other thing is a tortilla wrap with spinach, pieces of potato, seitan that’s been cooked in olive oil, and avocado. It goes really well with salsa and black beans.
Post # 4
I am on weight watchers & I usually eat the same thing every single day. 2 whole wheat wraps with Natural Selections turkey breast (all natural products), lettuce, pickle & avocado. Than I usually add carrot sticks or something like that. This is approx 4 points. I use really small, thin wraps but you could use 1 white wrap? or they even make different flavors: spinach, garlic etc. Or they also have smart bread which has whole wheat flour without the texture & taste of wheat bread.
Post # 5
i eat a lot of soup this time of year for lunch — i make a big batch and eat for lunch – or like lilyfaith, eat fruit with almond butter, string cheese & a little salad. pasta salad you can make ahead of time with veggies is really tasty. i also like to make tuna melts (using low fat mayo & cheese) on whole wheat english muffins in the oven.
Post # 6
I’m a combination of dieting and saving $, so I either bring leftovers from dinner (if it isn’t enough to feed us both a 2nd night) or pack a lunchmeat sandwich. I really cannot stand PB&J and it actually is unhealthy and makes me more hungry, so I go out of my way to make sure there is lunchmeat every week.
When I was on jenny craig I used to bring her shelf stable lunch meals in with a side salad and jenny dressing. That was really good and I kind of miss it.
Post # 7
I’m a bad dieter. I try to eat health and low calorie, but if I can manage only low-calorie…so be it.
Today I’m having two grilled steak soft tacos fresco style from Taco Bell. Total calories 320. Total points 6. Then I’ll have an apple. Not pretty, but it works for me.
Post # 8
I eat the same thing every day. A giant salad: baby spinach, carrots, cucumber, grape tomatoes, dried cranberries, pecans and croutons, with fat free italian dressing. It’s 4 WW points (pecans are 2, croutons 1, cranberries 1). Then I eat a banana or a cheese string (banana is 2, string is 1).
It’s not very exciting but it’s working for me so far. 🙂
Post # 9
Right now my go-to lunch is an Ezekiel English Muffin, toasted with natural peanut butter & some honey. I’ll usually have an apple or a mini babybel cheese with it too. It’s usually about 6 points.
Post # 10
@Neva: I really hate to break it to you, but there’s no way 320 calories is only 4 points 🙁 If you use the PointsFinder, at 320 calories, the min it can be is 6 points and that is if there are 0 grams of fat an 4 or more grams of fibre…
EDIT: Oops! For some reason I thought you said 4 points!! Sorry!
Post # 11
Usually leftovers from dinner. I made whole grain pasta with scampi sauce and veggies last night and I’ll take that for lunch the rest of the week.
Post # 12
Usually I’ll eat leftovers. Today I had a sandwich. Weight watchers bread (1 pt.), mozzarella cheese with skim milk (1.5 pts), and basil. And I had fat free chips (1 pt). You could try another kind of bread, I think 2 pieces of rye are 2 points. My lunch was only 3.5 points, which gives me lots of room to either snack throughout the day, have a bigger dinner, or some dessert!
Post # 13
today Im having spaghetti squash with marinara and a grilled chicken 🙂
Post # 14
I’ve been eating pitas and hummus lately. It’s easy to take to work and a fairly low-calorie lunch. I like the spicy hummus because I feel more satisfied. I’ve also been eating lots of apples since they are in season right now.
Post # 15
@OttawaBride2011: Yeah that was a typo. I went back and edited. I WISH it were 4 points! And who knows, the calculator I have might not be all that accurate. I entered 320 calories, 9 grams fat, and 4 grams fiber and got back 6 points. I hope it’s right!
Post # 16
Leftovers are the best. Today was grilled chicken with arugula and tomato salad. If you hate wheat bread products including wraps, english muffins, pita, etc try another healthier bread perhaps rye or multi-grain. Also, you could do brown rice with grilled chicken or shrimp and veggies.