There is a new Crockpot called the LunchCrock which can make leftovers from the night before...plug it in when you arrive at work and have a hot meal by lunchtime.
Also you could pack a Colman cooler with maybe an avocado and crabmeat or chicken salad with a tad of mayo on a bed of lettuce which is about 6 carbs in the cooler.
Here is a favorite of mine Kidney Bean Salad 1 can of kidney beans, drained 1 Tablespoon of Relish 1 1/2 Teaspoons of grated onion 2 Tbs. of mayonaise Dash of salt and pepper
Mix all together and chill a few hours. Stir before serving. When ready to serve cut a tomato open like a flower and put kidney bean mixture ontop or just serve alone as a side.
Mix up some ground turkey, shredded pork loin, shredded chickenwith taco mix and your favorite stuffings for tacos...take 2 tacos in a baggie and stuff with lettuce, refried beans or whatever you like....tna tacos, salmon tacos, scrambled egg tacos...there are no rules.
Edited by: SUNSHINE6442 at: 2/15/2013 (08:53)
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I do a lot of planning for my lunches and I have to aim for low sodium so the canned soups and or frozen meals are not a good option for me. I usually cook a big batch of soup on the weekend ( My cream of Cauliflower is here on Spark) or I make something that will have leftovers for lunches and dinners during the week, like a low fat version of Ziti or chicken breasts etc. For lunch I am at staying under 400 calories and if I make a sandwich I use thin bagels or thin buns and have fresh veggies in stead of chips. Here are some typical lunches I do: 1 C soup 2 slices Heathy Ones turkey (thin sliced) 10 baby carrots 1 dill pickle spear
left over Ziti String beans steamed 1/2 a banana
1 Tin of sardines or can of tuna (both drained) 4-5 saltine crackers 1/4 C blueberries 1/4 C strawberries *drizzle with .5 T honey 10 celery sticks 5.5 oz of low sodium V8
1/2 chicken breast w a slice of provalone cheese and roasted red peppers 1/2 C steamed asparagus 1C roasted sweet potato
I always use Spark to plan my meals the night before so I get a good portion at each meal and spread the calories out over the day. Hope this helps!
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