(Closed) What healthy lunches do you eat when you are home and don't feel like cooking?

posted 5 years ago in Cooking
Post # 16
1355 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Modern, Classic, Fun

theatrejulia:  that’s totally my go to salad!! I’ll pair that with a healthy canned soups like Amy’s organic for lunch or dinner. 

Post # 17
1379 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

What about when you cook on Friday and Saturday nights making enough leftovers for lunch? I’m a huge fan of leftovers and always cook more than I need for just that reason.

My other go-to is homemade hummus/guacamole with sliced veggies and baked pita chips. I slice up some cheese and an apple to go with and voila, it’s enough for a full meal!

Post # 18
238 posts
Helper bee

Salad (you can buy the leaves washed and chopped) with nuts or carrots; a seitan hot dog; peanut butter on whole wheat bread and a banana or apple; a whole wheat tortilla with mustard, swiss or feta cheese, onions, and a mix of greens

Post # 19
233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: Banquet hall

If I’m in a hurry, I’ll go for a couple pieces of beef jerky and a Baby Bell cheese to tide me over until dinner. If I’m home alone with time to kill, I’ll sit down to a dish of fresh salsa and tortilla chips! My grandmother always recommeneded yogurt for lunch, but I’m slightly lactose intolerant and have a better relationship with good cheese than yogurt. Salsa and chips always makes me feel good without weighing me down.

This week I made (for the first time!) Burgoo, a stew native to Kentucky. Fiance and I ate it all week for lunch and I had some left to freeze! We tried it at a restaurant and felt very energized afterward, so I decided to give it a shot!

You basically boil cheap cuts of pork, chicken and/or beef with 1tsp of cayenne pepper, 1tsp of black pepper and 1 tsp of salt. Then you strain the broth into your crock pot and shred the meat to add back to it. (I used 1/2 lb pork steak and 4 chicken drumsticks.) Then, you can add any vegetables you like, but I added three cubed raw potatoes, 1C of sliced carrots, 1/2C sliced celery and then one can of strained green beens, one can of strained spinach, one small can of unspiced tomato sauce and one unstrained can of diced tomatoes. Then you cook it until the potatoes and celery have gone soft. (I cooked it on high for about an hour and then on low for about five hours.) The only thing that has to be added is the can of tomato sauce to complete the soup base, otherwise you can substitute whatever vegetables you’d like! (Beans, okra, onions, etc.) It’s close to a minestrone soup and oh so yummy!

Post # 20
1444 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I don’t know why so few adults make and eat one of my favorite snacks: ants on a log.

Post # 21
446 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Firehouse Restaurant

string cheese with an apple, oatmeal with honey and almond butter, 90 second quinoa and kale (from costco), protein bar, avocado with a little salt, or a handful of almonds. All high in protien or healthy fats:)

Post # 22
2878 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I’ll mix up a soylent & protein powder shake and eat a few fiber, omega 3 and biotin gummies. 

I’m really lazy on the weekends. 

Post # 23
1551 posts
Bumble bee

I’m so lazy on the weekend. If I don’t do toasted cheese sandwiches, we’ll go out and buy subway or a meat pie!

When I’m feeling better behaved, but still lazy, I’ll take a bag of steamed mixed veggies (the frozen pre-chopped kind) and tip a tin of tuna on top. Or just have an avocado. Mmmmm….

Post # 24
7553 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

My husband I are always munching on whole wheat wraps. I cook chicken with some fun seasoning (cajun, lemon pepper, etc) about once a week and then we can throw it in with veggies and condiments. Yum!

Post # 25
1936 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I forgot about V8! I love that stuff. I could drink it like water.

Post # 26
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Other than salads, my fave easy meals are veggie burgers or a healthy microwave meal (like Amy’s). Trader Joe’s also sells some frozen fried rice dishes that I like to make on the stove. 

Post # 27
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Greek yogurt with protein powder mixed in! 

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