Post # 1
Just trying to get some ideas for healthy lunches. I have been packing lunches for a while, but getting pretty bored of turkey, carrots, apples and salads. It is so frustrating to watch the rest of my colleagues eat thai and other yummy things after a while! What do you usually pack for lunch? If you have any good recipes please share!
Post # 3
Do you have a microwave? This will make a big difference in suggestions
I usually just bring dinner leftovers from dinner.
Post # 4
My go to lunch which I have about twice a week is a half of a can of tuna, steamed broccoli (or any green veggie) and a half a package of the Uncle Ben’s brown rice and quinoa instant rice. I mix it all together and add a little pepper and a sprinkle of parm cheese.
Other than that I usually pack leftovers from the night before or soup.
Post # 5
I love making random ingredients salads. Today I have mixed greens with hearts of palm, carrots, turkey torn up and thrown in, spoonful of hummus and fresh brocoli. I am a huge fan of throwing leftovers on top of a salad too like veggies from the previous nights fajitas or stir fry.
Post # 6
I have greek yogurt and a piece of fruit!
Post # 7
Something new I’ve discovered/invented: chick pea salad. I open a container of chick peas, chop in tomatoes and cucumbers and a little cilantro. Salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle some olive oil and vinegar on top. A little pinch of minced garlic (if I remember) and refrigerate. This salad is SO good when it’s cold!
Post # 8
I usually pack the lame turkey salad combo you mention, but when I want to go out, I go to Whole Foods, where they have a 4 for $4 deal…it’s 1 container with 4 sections and you can pick from things like superfood salad, sweet potatoes with almonds and cranberries, quinoa salad, white bean salad, etc…
Post # 9
@ThreeMeers: Yes we have a microwave at work! Leftovers are always good…except when FH decides to eat them all as a late night snack! *facepalm*
Ohhh all of these suggestions sound so good!
Post # 10
@MrsDeLovely: We cook a big meal on Sundays and then have a few lunches each for the week. On the remainder of the days I have stuff like tuna sandwiches… which are a lot less boring if you’re only eating it a day or so per week.
We’ll roast a chicken and make tons of veggies and rice, for example. As long as you keep the portion sizes reasonable, it’s really not too bad.
Post # 11
I’m a big salad and grain fan. Chop up raw cabbage or kale really thin and toss it with brown rice or quinoa and a little vinaigrette, plus any veggies you like. Also if you blanch things like broccoli it makes them a little more interesting than raw or steamed. If you’re feeling really creative, make up some healthy desserts. Like avocado chocolate pudding: http://weddings.gatheringguide.com/ac/wedding-menu-ideas-trends/avocado-dessert-fruit-of-the-year (Just learned about that and haven’t tried it yet but I’m super excited to.)