Post # 1
I’m a college student and I have a huge break in between one of my classes and I often find myself being tempted to purchase something from the cafeteria..not good considering the food there is just soaked with unecessary calories/fats.
What do you take besides sandwiches to save money/eat healthy?
Right now all I can think of are salads..which I’m not too excited about lol.
I’ve looked at pinterest but everything on there kinda seems “meh”.
Anyone want to share??
Post # 3
I usually boil chicken, shread it, and season it with Mrs. Dash or montreal seasoning then pack it over quinoa and spinach…one pack usually prepares like 3 lunches! Then I pack raw or steamed veggies, toast with PB2, fresh fruit, etc.
Post # 4
I will usually make chili or some other rice & bean dish and heat it up for lunch.
Post # 5
I like to make pasta salads with lots of fresh veggies, I usually do one of two:
Penne with red and green peppers, black olives (from the deli, not a can), red onion, zucchini, pepperoni, provolone, balsamic vinegrette and fresh basil
or Rotini with carrots, broccoli, cucumber, green olives, peppers, feta cheese, tuna, and Italian vinegrette dressing
I also like to make soups and usually just search the internet to find new recipes.
Post # 6
I make a lot of soups and bring those from home. Also pita and hummus I bring a lot. I almost always bring a Greek yogurst and some fruit like bananas or apples too for snacks.
Post # 7
I eat leftovers from the night before – we eat healty – so nothing fried! Usually some protein & a side of veggies / carbs
Post # 8
I will bring seconds from whatever I made for dinner the night before. Some type of fruit like a banana or watermelon maybe. A bottle of water.
To munch on…popcorn or cereal.
Post # 9
One of my fave and easiest lunches is a piece of whole wheat bread with some peanut butter and cinnamon, raw veggies of some sort (celery, carrots, bell pepper strips) with hummus for dipping, and a piece of fruit like an apple.
Post # 10
I love greek yogurt by Fage, it’s a great side to a meal that’s satisfying and healthy! Dried fruit from Trader Joe’s is always good too
Post # 11
Commenting to follow. I don’t like sandwiches either 🙂
Post # 12
I usually just bring portable versions of my dinners, which is typically some type of chicken breast and some type of vegetable or rice side. For example, tomorrow I will have white bean soup with chicken meatballs; I also typically bring apples + PB, edamame, nuts, baked sweet potatoes, etc as sides to whatever chicken dish I have.
Post # 13
DH & I always eat dinner leftovers for lunch the next day. We’re usually excited for the encore (dinner was delicious) & gives our fridge a high turnover. I also usually pack us whatever fruits & veggies are in season; 1 banana each, berries, clementines, broccoli, celery, baby carrots… mmm…. now I’m hungry!
Post # 14
I’m vegan, and usually lazy, so I have definitely experienced the “it’s 2pm, I’ve eaten an apple, and I have lab in a half hour” blues.
I usually cook more supper than I need and take extras the next day. Sometimes I boil pasta and peas the morning of and toss some fake cheese on there for heating up later. I also marinate and fry tofu slices for making my sandwiches less blah.
I’m still guilty of throwing in a bunch of fruit, some granola bars, and a juice box and living with my misery later, though.
Edit: ALSO I love packing a ridiculously big bag of nuts (and chocolate) for just in case. I never eat all of it but it helps me make it to home time.
Post # 15
@pixiecat: Mmm your pasta salad recipies sound fantastic and I’ve added the ingredients to my shopping list. Thanks!
You bee’s eat some pretty delicious sounding things! Thankfully a grocery list is starting to form for me finally.
Post # 16
Assuming heating food isn’t an option, here’s a couple easy ideas. Fruit with yogurt for dipping. Wraps. Chips + salsa….not always healthy, but easy and yummm. Pasta salad. Cheese, crackers, and summer sausage. Dry cereal in a bowl, then add milk at lunchtime.