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CARILOUIE
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12/29/12 10:08 A

I like The New Moosewood Kitchen by Mollie Katzen. Good vegetarian recipes that freeze well and are easy to reheat for lunches.



NIRERIN
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12/29/12 8:41 A

try checking out cookbooks from your local library to see what you like.
the clean eating cookbooks by tosca reno have some pretty decent options. the south beach books and cookbooks have some as well [think tuna or chicken salad served in a tomato or pepper], though some stuff works better served fresh as dinner.
some of my favorites lately are vegan on the cheap by robin robertson, the tassajara lunch and snack one, and the mediterranean vegan kitchen. and you don't have to be vegan to like vegan recipes. i've made the white bean and barley risotto with kale and tempeh without the tempeh as a main for veg and non veg alike and it has been a hit. and you can also do a vegan side dish to a meat main if you wanted to. but the thing i like most about robin robertson and the med. vegan kitchen is that they use regular grocery store stuff. the med vegan kitchen has tofu as the most processed and hardest to find ingredient. and while robin robertson does use meat subs a little more frequently and there are a few more obscure ingredients, she tends to add notes for what you can use instead [ie if you can't find the fancy sauce or don't want to buy a $5 bottle of sauce to use a teaspoon of, you can mix these four common ingredients together to get the recipe done].



MICHELLEXXXX
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12/29/12 8:02 A

I'm all about convenience at lunchtime. My favorite suggestion when packing a quick lunch:

1/2 bag of lettuce or spinach
tuna or salmon packet
1/2 bag frozen veggies
1T EVOO

Cook veggies, mix everything together.




BIGTHINKER_HD
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12/28/12 8:03 P

You may want to check out www.eatingwell.com. I have found a number of recipes on their site. I have recipes that you can make in a slow cooker as well as recipes that can be made in 30 minutes. I like the one pot type of recipes which I make during the weekend and then put them in 1 or 2 cup containers that can be frozen or refridgerated for lunch.

Another great website for healthy recipes is www.hungry-girl.com. I hope this helps.

Hazel



KRISTEN_SAYS
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12/28/12 7:57 P

Make homemade versions (ahead of time) of these convenience foods and freeze in single portions. When you want them for lunch, pull them out and bring them with you to work with you or wherever you happen to eat lunch and heat them up. Simple :)



URBANK9
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12/28/12 7:40 P

Help? I have a lot of trouble at lunch with eating healthy, I am trying to find ideas for healthier and more fresh/not processed foods for lunch? Or if anyone knows good recipe books for lunches?
I usually eat processed stuff like canned soup, frozen dinners(Healthy Choice or Lean Cuisine), or sandwich with cheese or ham, or Mac and cheese, canned ravioli, etc... It is ok in the calories usually but I just want to go more healthy and less packaged meals.

I need like recipes or ideas for meals not just a list of things (more in depth info) so I don't just do the quick and easy thing.



 
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