Lunch ideas 💡

posted 4 months ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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1250 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

This is super boring, but I live off of lean pockets, chips, and fruit cups for lunch!

I get the big bags of individual servings of chips (like you get from vending machines, but in bulk) from walmart and we get various kinds of fruit cups. Since everything is prepackaged it takes me, like, a minute to pack my lunch in the morning 🙂

I mostly pack these things because it’s all low calorie (my total calories for lunch are always under 450, usually around 400) but also because I am picky and I like simple things 🙂

Post # 3
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350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

A salad: quinoa, pumpkin, avocado, goat cheese, kale, edamame etc. 

Fruit salad: watermelon, grapes, apples, strawberries etc.

 

Post # 4
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220 posts
Helper bee

I cook extra for dinner and take leftovers for lunch.

Or I buy those little cups of microwave rice and have that with a small tin of tuna. 

Post # 5
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611 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Grilled chicken with steamed broccoli and cauliflower (or whatever veg you like).  You can make or buy different spice mixes, marinate and grill the chicken on the weekend. You can also put the chicken in wraps with hummus and salad. Whole grain penne pasta with pesto sauce and roasted or steamed vegetables is great. I also love simple stuffed sweet potatoes. A batch of lentil and veggie soup will last all week too, it’s also healthy and cheap. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I like to do brown rice, roasted/sauteed veggies, and some type of protein! You can make a big batch of the veggies and rice (cheap!) at the start of the week, and add in leftover chicken/turkey/sausage or whatever from dinner each day. In a pinch I’ll just grab some deli meat from the fridge, just need some type of protein to get me through the day! Haha 

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

pink624 : Salads thing I need to be more experimental with what to put in them. I love sun dried tomatoes, sweet corn and olives. I can take or leave meat or fish, eggs are nice too. At the moment I’m loving spinach leaves. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

pink624 :  if you can find brown basmati rice it’s super quick and you really can’t stuff it up. 1 cup rice to 2 cups water, put it to boil in a small saucepan, then lower the heat and let the water absorb, takes about 15mins. 

Post # 10
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352 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2018 - Emerald at Queensridge

Baby carrots and/or sliced cucumber with a side of hummus, a piece of fruit, and some rice mixed with stir fry veggies topped with a little soy sauce and sriracha 🙂 I’m all for simple! I don’t eat a lot of meat (I’m not a vegetarian but it is cheaper to eat vegetarian in my experience). I would look up vegetarian lunch ideas on pinterest! There are tons and tons of different ideas on there.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I basically eat a salad with 50/50 mix lettuce, a packet of buffalo flavored tuna, croutons, onion, carrots and hidden valley Greek ranch dressing. So yummy! And I bring carrots and whatever fruit we have in the house 

 

sometimes I’ll buy the skip the sandwich wraps (they’re super low carb and Low ww points) and I’ll put turkey, banana peppers, lettuce, onion and mustard in them. But salads are my fave

Post # 13
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228 posts
Helper bee

I like doing hummus, veggies, and pita chips, or hummus sandwiches with broccoli slaw. I also do a lot of black beans and rice with veggies, or pasta with veggies. Stir fry frozen veggies with homemade teriyaki is also easy and yummy, and I also like doing salads with brown rice and chicken. Greek yogurt chicken salad with curry spices, craisins, and celery is another easy go-to. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I usually bring leftovers. Sometimes I’ll pack salads with chicken salad or tuna fish, caesar salads with grilled chicken, sandwiches or wraps, lettuce wraps (I make ground chicken and peanut sauce thai lettuce wraps). Some things are easy to make ahead and portion out, like pastas, stir fry, crock pot meals, simple meat and veggies. I bring a lot of fruit cups or greek yogurt, granola bars. Hummus with carrots are good, mixed nuts are a nice snack.

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