(Closed) Any ideas for healthy lunch options?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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4824 posts
Honey bee

On the go foods

hard boild eggs (make enough for a few days)

bring a container of hummus and sliced veggies

whole wheat pasta salad made with beans and veggies (no mayo, use a vinaigrette)

leftover dinner

Make chicken at the beginning of the week and there are some many options… that can be reheated or eaten cold

add to an omelet 

dice and add tomato, onion, and bake on a corn tortilla (not fried) till crispy then add lettuce, cucumber, tiny bit of cheese and lime and salsa 

mix with red hot buffalo sauce and top on a salad for a buffalo chicken salad 

add to stir fries (buy the frozen mixed veggies for easy quick cooking) 

add 2 TB of BBQ sauce, slice and eat on top of whole wheat toast, lettuce and shredded cabbage for a BBQ sandwich 

make chicken salad using greek yogurt instead of mayo, try celery, red onion, salt, pepper and dill

 OR double or adjust these snack ideas
1 cup 0% Greek yogurt with ½ cup frozen raspberries (120+35 = 155 calories)

  • 1 slice whole grain toasted with 1 slice 2% pepper jack cheese, 1 large slice tomato, fresh ground pepper (100+50+8= 158 calories)

  • 1 medium cucumber with 3 tablespoons hummus (45+105= 150 calories)

  • 1 hard boiled egg and a small apple (70+55= 125 calories)

  • Tomato, basil and mozzarella salad (1 large tomato, 1 string cheese, 3 fresh basil leaves, 1 tsp olive oil, 1 tsp balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper) (35+80+40+5= 160 calories)

  • ½ whole wheat pita pocket filled with 2 tablespoons sliced black olives, 2 tablespoons reduced fat feta cheese, 1/2 cup sliced cucumber, 1 tablespoons diced red onion and 1 leaf romaine lettuce, shredded (70+25+ 40+10+5+5=155 calories)

  • 8 medium strawberries and 10 raw almonds (45+90=135 calories)

  • ½ red and ½ green pepper sliced dipped in ½ oz gorgonzola cheese mixed with ¼ cup greek yogurt (30+50+30= 110 calories)

  • 1 cup lentil soup (150 calories)

  • 1 corn tortilla filled with ¼ cup reduced fat refried beans, 1 large slice tomato diced, 1 leaf romaine lettuce, shredded (55+45+8+5= 110 calories)

 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@lefeymw: Great suggestions!

I will add (sorry if i accidently duplicate):

 

Almond Butter and Sugar Free Jelly sandwich 

Humus and cucumber sandwich

Fruit! Bananas and apples are great for on the go. Also, frozen berries are good

String cheese

rice cakes

V8 (I like the low sodium)

PB or Almond butter and celery

yogurt

homemade smoothie: 

baby spinach

frozen fruit (I change this up all the time but I always include blueberries)

Orange Juice (simply orange)

Skim Milk (or a non dairy “milk” alternative)

one banana

Also, if I have some fruit that is going bad soon I will throw it in their too. I just throw these ingredients together…i dont measure…just eye it. These are so yummy! And put it in a cup with a lid and you can drink it anytime (keep refridgerated if you drink later). also, you can add flaxseed meal, I do this sometimes. 

cheese sandwich

chips and salsa/guacamole

YOu could warm up any leftovers in your oven (chicken, pizza, casseroles, ect)

 

 

 

Post # 5
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3012 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Chicken salad!! Yum.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I take cottage cheese with whole wheat crackers, string cheese, and a banana/carrots a lot.  That’s my favorite lunch!

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