(Closed) Healthy Bee's/ What do you bring to work for lunch besides sandwiches..?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
3120 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
946 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I will usually make chili or some other rice & bean dish and heat it up for lunch. 

Post # 5
2565 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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
2425 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
2324 posts
Buzzing bee

I eat leftovers from the night before – we eat healty – so nothing fried! Usually some protein & a side of veggies / carbs

Post # 8
4272 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
909 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
1474 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Commenting to follow. I don’t like sandwiches either 🙂

Post # 12
2559 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
2226 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Darling Husband & 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
255 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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 # 16
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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.

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