What are your "go to" healthy packed lunches/meal planning??

posted 2 years ago in Cooking
Post # 2
640 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I do all my meal prep on Sunday for lunches for the week. Chicken breast or extra lean ground beef with either green beans or zucchini. I will also either make some baked yams or bring 2 brown rice cakes and spread 1/4 avocado on them. I have one piece of fruit for my mid morning snack (usually either an apply or 1/2 grapefruit) and my afternoon consists of my post workout protein powder and water and a Quest bar.

Hope that helps!

Post # 3
3514 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Chicken or fish with veggies are usually always my go to! I’m not big on prepping for the week never worked for me. So when I cook dinner I make extra or something new and pack it for the next day. Works like a charm for me. Another big fav is tuna! Just take a wheat wrap with you and there ya go!

Post # 4
1209 posts
Bumble bee

I like to prepack on Sudnsays to if I can, some sort of grilled meat and a salad: I like mixed greens and arugula with either: goat cheese, sunflower seed or pine nuts with a sweet dressing, or boconicni and tomato with oil and vinegar.

I always have a veggie tray in the fridge at work that I snack on. Breakfast at work is usually greek yogurt and fruit. If I’m heading to the gym I have a Cliff bar before my workout and head home for dinner.


Post # 5
347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

ADiamondInTheRough:  I do simple lunches. I usually pack leftovers from the night before. but in the case where they were all eaten up I usually pack the following

  • brown rice tortilla with 1 slice of colby jack, 2 slices of low fat turkey, tons of tomato, and tons of lettuce with 1tbs of hidden valley chipotle pepper sandwich spread
  • 1 cup of baby carrots
  • 1 cup of grapes
  • 1 banana
  • 1 low fat or no fat yogurt
Post # 7
721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Look up mason jar quinoa lunches. That’s my go-to at the moment, and it’s also helping me lose some pre-wedding weight.

The recent issue of Clean Eating magazine is all based around healthy meal planning for the week.

Post # 8
659 posts
Busy bee

The meals I have at work are a bit uninspiring, I tend to save my creativity for tea time at home.

At the moment I’m having the following at work…

Breakfast: Green tea, Greek yogurt with blackberries, granola and pumpkin seeds.

Lunch: Bagel with low fat cream cheese, baby tomatoes & banana.

Post # 9
204 posts
Helper bee

A lot of time I’ll get Chipotle with extra rice, beans, and fajita vegetables and split it into 4 meals. This works for me because I’m super lazy but you have to be willing to eat Chipotle 4 meals in a row. 🙂

Post # 10
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lubeznik Center for the Arts

We do a salad with avocado at the bottom, bacon, a sliced hard boiled egg and plenty of spinach and mushrooms with home made vinagrette. Sometimes also an apple, grapes, cheese, and a hard boiled egg….quinoa with black beans, cayenne, cumin, corn, and sometimes tofu and cheese. That’s kind of weird, but I like it lol.

Post # 11
142 posts
Blushing bee

I do a lot of leftovers, which is boring sometimes but hey, it gets the job done. I have a tendency to make a big pot of something (soup, chili, etc.) and freeze some for later in the week. For example this past week I made chicken taco chili and have been eating that for lunch alternating with some chicken & veg soup I made a few weeks ago.

For snacks I like fruits & vegetables. I try to keep things like apples and bananas at my desk, things that don’t need to be in the fridge all hte time. Carrots and ranch or celery and ranch is another oneof my favorites. I like those laughing cow cheese wedges with some crackers (I do reduced fat triscuts.) Plain almonds, avocados wiht roasted salted sunflower nuts (YUM.) popcorn, etc. The list goes on and on.

Post # 12
3514 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

ADiamondInTheRough:  I usually make either chicken or fish and mix up the sides, brown rice, veggies, wheat pasta salad. Sometimes I just make a crap load of veggies and make a veggie wrap! SOOOO good and takes less than 15 minutes. That’s how I love my meals quick and easy. I use to be a huge red meat eater and would always feel so heavy. I stopped and now I feel so light and so much better. Eating red meat now makes me sick. Even if you’re not trying to lose weight but just feel good, these are AWESOME meals to make. I had a baby 2 and half months ago and lost over 50 pounds and still going!

Post # 13
4649 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

OMGMrsW2B:  I’m totally looking that up! I made quinoa once and LOVED it!

Post # 14
1437 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I’m vegetarian, so not sure if mine will be what you’re looking for:

-0% fat greek yogurt (usually Fage)

-carrots & celery


-piece of fruit

Post # 15
1836 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i love taking leftovers for lunch (which of course varies). every few weeks ill go out to this deli we love and get their house smoked turkey, which is amazing for sandwiches (on good bread!)… i just tire of sandwiches every day.

this week so far i had thai curry turkey meatballs with zuchinni and a turkey sandwich. tomorrow will probably be leftover gnocchi with swiss chard, white beans, tomatoes and italian sausage.

if i’m espeically motivated i’ll cook up a bunch of hummus or baba ganoush on the weekend and take that to work with veggies or triscuits.

we’ve also been doing a lot of marinated grilled chicken skewers this summer and i’ll take a big salad with leftover chicken, tomatoes, feta, cucumber, nuts and beets/avocado if i have them around. i bought little tupperware containers for dressing so i can make my own and i add it right before eating so nothing gets soggy

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