Yeah, do you have a place to warm up lunch? I have some ideas for that.
Provided you can warm things up, or get a wide mouth thermos:
Cajun Lentil Stew www.recipe-ideas.co.uk/recipes-1/Cajun%20L
1 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup onion,chopped
2 garlic cloves,minced
1 1/2 cup water
1 bay leaf
1/2 cup lentils
15 oz tomatoes,whole,peeled(can)
1/3 cup dry red wine
3 tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp basil
1/2 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
2 cup zucchini,chopped
Heat the oil on a 3-qt saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring until softened.
Add the water and bay leaf and bring to a boil. Stir in the lentils and return to a boil.
Reduce the heat and simmer 30 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes with the liquid, breaking them up with the back of the spoon.
Add the wine, tomato paste, sugar, basil, oregano, thyme, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce the heat and simmer 10 minutes longer.
Add the zucchini and simmer 15 minutes longer. Discard the bay leaf before serving.
This stew is a Louisiana-style chili. You can also serve it as a sauce over polenta or brown rice.
Asian Vegetable Bowl
by Robert C. Atkins, Atkins for Life.
6 c. Reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 tbsp Lite (reduced-sodium) soy sauce
2 c. Sliced bok choy
4 oz. Sliced mushrooms of your choice
2 Quarter-size slices fresh ginger (optional)
1 Garlic clove, very thinly sliced
1 Thai or Serrano chili, seeded and minced (optional)
1 cup Diced tomatoes
1/2 c. Sliced green onions
1/2 of 1box (12.3oz.) of tofu, diced.
1 Medium carrot, peeled and shredded
4 tsp. Chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
In a large saucepan, bring broth and soy sauce to a boil. Reduce heat; add bok choy, mushrooms, ginger, garlic, and chili; simmer 5 minutes until bok choy is tender-crisp and mushrooms tender.
Add tomatoes, green onions, tofu, and carrot; heat for 1 minute. Sprinkle with cilantro, if desired.
You can use No-Chicken broth or vegetable broth.
Do you eat fish or seafood? What about chicken or turkey? I have other recipes I can suggest.