(Closed) NWR: What do you pack for lunch?

posted 8 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I eat Lean cuisine a lot..they are yummy 🙂

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m rather unexciting i’m afraid. It’s normally just sandwiches, filling is dependant on whatever is in the fridge and I take an apple and a small chocolate oat bar.

If I make pasta pesto the night before and have been organised enough to make more, then I take that for lunch the next day. Or, if i’ve see a ready made lunch meal, like a Thai noodle spicy pot reduced in the supermarket then i’ll buy it and freeze it and take in to work sometime for lunch.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I forgot my lunch at home which would have been a sandwich. I just might go get one from Subway.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

leftovers from the night before, or yeah, a sandwich. i always have an apple or an orange too.. but i do end up giving up and getting something from the vending machine…

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i usually eat leftovers or microwavable soups. i’m too sleepy to make a sandwich or anything else in the morning besides coffee. didn’t have any leftovers from last night so today it’s an orange and campbell’s select harvest mexican-style chicken tortilla soup lol

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Sometimes soup, but usually just a mix of things that are usually side dishes.

I’m not a fan of lunch meat and I know that I wouldn’t make a sandwich every morning. I’m just too lazy.

So usually I take 4-6 of the following: string cheese, yogurt, applesauce, cottage cheese, canned peaches/pears/mandarin oranges, V8, crackers, apples, bananas, pears, strawberries, grapes, granola bars, hard-boiled eggs, carrots, celery/peanut butter, raisins.

edit: oh, I’m not really a fan of meat in general, which is why all of this is vegetarian (aside from the eggs)

Post # 9
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Honey bee

Oh it varies… Leftover dinners 

I bake a lot of chicken at the beginning of the week so I can add that to salads (all sorts), veggies such as fresh green beans and tomatoes I can micro, leftover roasted veggies (I make these in very large quantities as well)

I keep boca burgers and canned beans on hand to mix with veggies as well or make a mexican salad out of it.

tuna made with red wine vinegar and/or yogurt instead of mayo

I like to make a large casserole purposely for lunches. Thsi week it was a veggie lasagna with onle two layers of whole wheat noodles and replacing the other noodles with strips of zuchinni, low fat ricotta, mushrooms, onions, spinach, seasoning homemade tomato sauce and a bit of shredded cheese on top. 

I also like to make soups.

If I get sick of eating what I make I freeze it so I often have single servings of casseroles and soups in the freezer I can grab later for lunch.

 

EDIT Types of salads

shredded cabbage and chicken vietnamese salad with vietnemese vinaigrette

mexican (salsa, bean, avocado, veggies)

strawberry pecan goat cheese on spinach

blue cheese and chicken or leftover steak

“normal”

avocado and grap[efruit, cuc and red onion with a poppyseed grapefruit vinaigrette

etc…

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Leftovers! I’m also obsessed with PBJ. YUM.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

When I go into the office, we don’t have a microwave, just a refrigerator.  I eat a lot of salad, pasta salad, sandwiches, and wraps.  Nothing exciting.  🙁

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I do a lot of salads, soups, leftovers…and the occasional sandwich.  I know–so exciting 😉

Today’s is a salad with romaine, leftover grilled chicken breast, diced shallot, a little shaved parm (about a teaspoon), some olive oil, and black fig vinegar.

Tomorrow’s is sitting in the fridge at home, ready to go–quinoa with toasted walnuts and edamame; I’ll probably take a side of lemony sauteed chard if we have leftovers from tonight.

I usually have a mid-day snack, too; anything from a luna bar to string cheese with a piece of fruit to fage with berries (to a couple cookies and a cup of coffee, whoops).

I’m trying really hard to make this week my get-back-to-being-healthier week, so I’m trying to plan out lunches and snacks so there are fewer of those cookies or tortilla chips days!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I do heated ham and cheese on english muffins or wraps with lots of lettuce, cheese and that precooked chicken from the grocery store, plus a lot of fruit. Sometimes I make “baked” potatoes in the microwave and I used to do tuna salad on crackers.

Once I ate an entire can of peas for lunch (with butter salt & pepper) – I’m really lazy about packing lunches.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Today I have Progresso Soup Light Savory Vegetable Barley!  It’s only 1 ww points plus per serving and it’s delish!

 

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