We almost always have leftover from dinner so when I put them away, I pack some up for me to take in my lunch at the same time, making it easy for me to grab it on my way out the door in the morning.
I bring a salad just about every day too. When I buy lettuce I cut it up and fixup several small salads with tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots. Then I just have to grab that on the way out the door as well. I keep dressing at work so I don't have to worry about that.
Breakfast for me is usually yogurt and a banana or peanut butter on a whole wheat tortilla with a banana. Something I can eat in the car or once I get to work.
Fitness Minutes: (39,435)
1,812 9/6/12 3:16 P
I like to take one stalk of celery and two green onions, dice 'em up fine, add that to a can of tuna I've shredded up into a ziploc baggie, and add about a tablespoon of light mayo or greek yogurt and a little spurt of a nice stoneground mustard (and sometimes some garlic powder). Mush the baggie up to combine, toss in the fridge, and eat for lunch with some crackers. No dishes to do, the baggie is its own transport system, and it tastes good!
Fitness Minutes: (15,220)
666 9/5/12 11:07 P
Greek yogurt Special K with Protein 1/4 fruit Mixed
Breakfast or lunch: baked sweet potato (bake them at the beginning of the week and store in the fridge) with lowfat cottage cheese. Add some chile sauce if you like spice.
Breakfast - smoothie. Takes a few minutes to make, but then it's portable so you can drink it on your commute, or at your desk.
Lunch - chicken, egg or tuna salad made with Greek yogurt instead of mayo. Either add extra veggies to it (celery, green onion, even peas) and have it with RyVita crackers or a sandwich thin, or with veggies (over a bed of romaine, or cut up carrots, celery, bell pepper, broccoli or cucumber)
Bean salad - I like blackeyed peas for this because they will hold up in the salad all week. Add bell pepper, onion, celery, jalapeno, cherry tomatoes, etc. Also good with tuna mixed in for a really high protein lunch.
Hummus and a variety of veggies to dip in it. Add RyVita crackers for more substance.
Fitness Minutes: (16,977)
1,138 9/5/12 9:13 A
My new favorite for lunch:
1/2 red bell pepper diced 1/2 cucumber diced fat free italian dressing add salt and pepper to taste Very easy, light and low cal.
I just made a lovely quick breakfast and was under 200 calories. I have 4 wholeweat crackers ( like Crackerbread ) with 2 tablespoons of homemade hummus ( no oil ) spread over them with 4 cherry toms sliced a handful of rocket, and a good lot of fresh ground black pepper was lovely and filling ( suprisingly)
Fitness Minutes: (3,880)
268 8/19/12 10:17 P
after breakfast I get my veggies like mushrooms, onions, sweet peppers, cauliflower, and zucchini and throw them on low in a covered skillet with like some fresh garlic, black pepper and like a quarter cup water and place it on low to cook as I shower. then I just place in a container ready to warm up for lunch... what makes this a whole lot easier is that when I get my veggies for the week I take the time to cut into strips, floret's, or slices and place them all in zip locks so that I can then just throw them together in less time...
Breakfasts- oatmeal with blueberries Plain yoghurt & add fruit banana with peanut butter
Other meals- soup with cheese & crackers prepared salads - make up a large green salad with lots of vegetables and for each meal add a different protein such as chicken, shrimp, hardboiled egg, or cheese.
I like to make things in advance when I have more time so I can throw them together when I'm in a hurry. For example I will roast a whole pan of veggies and cook a whole box of brown rice. Then I'll portion them out to grab and go for the rest of the week.
When I have to hurry or eat on the run for breakfast, I grab fruit and a hard cooked egg or low fat cheese; or a quick sandwich of ANYTHING on a low cal English muffin. I always try to have a significant source of protein just to make it stay with me.
Prepackaged salad mixes with sliced grilled chicken or tuna work well for me, but in a hurry I often do something similar to the breakfast choices. I have found monotony is okay sometimes!
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