So Bored with Lunch, Ideas?
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Celery sticks stuffed with almond butter or hummus, or make chili but use Jennie O 99% Fat Free Ground turkey instead of Ground beef...it tastes the same. The 99% fat free has no skin added to the mix. Low in calories.
Easy Pork Chops
A chop has about 200 calories! Get center cut or loin chops which is leaner.
Grill chops 8 minutes on one side, 7 minutes on the other and then add a dollop of ketchup and a dollop of sour cream ontop and grill or broiler an additional minute. Skio the sour cream if you cant tolerate that and use steak sauce instead.
How about turkey burger, topping it with a slice of tomato, red onion or the ones you can tolerate, between slices of romaine. Add an apricot...One apricot has just 17 calories and 4 grams of carbohydrates
A red baked or microwaved potato...Red potatoes have less starch in them.
Three quarters of a cup of fresh blueberries have 62 calories and 16 grams of carbohydrates add them to Fage 0% plain Fat Free Greek yogurt to sweeten.
1/4 cup wild rice
1 3/4 cups water
1/4 cup brown rice
1 teaspoon instant chicken bouillon granules
1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon ground sage or nutmeg
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped celery (1 stalk)
1/3 cup sliced green onion (3)
1/2 cup sliced almonds or pine nuts, toasted (optional)
1. Rinse uncooked wild rice in a strainer under cold water about 1 minute; drain. In a medium saucepan combine wild rice, the 1-3/4 cups water, uncooked brown rice, bouillon granules, and sage. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.
Maybe add some shrimp ontop or whatever you like.
Lentils are load with soluble fiber, fiber for weight loss which curbs cravings and fills you up....good B vitamins too! Add to salads or have lentil soup made with a few carrots and low sodium bouillion.
Raw Spinach contains a mere 7 calories per cup. Instead of lettuce use spinach leaves....make a spinach salad...Consider adding fresh fruits like strawberries, blueberries, apples, or a few grapes to your salad with olives, celery and avocado...Kindney Beans, Black Beans or chickpeas add fiber to any salad. Baby Spinach has a milder taste.
Chickpea & Tomato Salad
Toss together 1 can of drained chickpeas with 3 cups of freshly chopped tomatoes.
1/4 cup of fresh dill, and 1/4 cup of fresh basil both chopped
2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil and 1 clove of minced garlic
Let stand 15 minutes, then season with a sprinkle of sea salt optional and some pepper.
1/2 lb ground turkey, shredded pork loin, shredded chicken
1/2 can whole kernel corn, drained ( freeze rest with liquid)
1/2 onion diced small
1 can green chili's (optional)
1/2 packet of taco mix or less to flavor
Shredded lettuce, chopped tomato or salsa
A dollop of sour cream ontop
Brown turkey meat & onion in a little Olive Oil or sprayed with Pam...add drained corn, taco mix. Prepare taco shell with a little lettuce, chopped tomato or salsa...add mixture and serve.
Add refried beans for variation. Or just use some left over spaghetti noodles with the sauce and fill the taco....it's really good! Try tuna or salmon tacos too! Breakfast taco, scramble egg with green pepper and onion, Stuff the taco with mix and lettuce and top with chopped tomaoes or salsa...Have 2 Skip the sour cream if that bothers you.
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. Check it out at Walmart or target...It is perfect for Dorm use and the office...from soups, oatmeal, veggies, meatballs, pasta, leftover casseroles.
Edited by: SUNSHINE6442 at: 4/16/2013 (10:41)
One of my favorite lunches is a turkey sandwich on whole wheat with sliced tomato, sliced pickles and lots of honey mustard !!
Sometimes I buy a rotisserie chicken from my supermarket. You can make chicken salad, chicken quesadillas, chicken sandwich, etc etc
Baked potato with toppings like salsa , veggies, low fat sour cream etc
Hummus and crackers or carrots
Since you are home ,make an omelet. Eggs are so versatile.
What about wraps ??
A bowl of Kashi cereal
1 pound tri-colored spiral pasta
1 (8 ounce) bottle Paul Newmans Italian-style salad dressing
2 cups cherry tomatoes, diced
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 small can of chopped black or green olives
1 cucumber sliced
1/4 red onion sliced
2 stalks celery sliced
Add protein like :
slices of deli turkey , cubed
hard boiled eggs
a can of drained tuna
slices of chicken
Cook pasta to box directions
Mix all veggies, pasta and dressing in a big bowl
Toss and refrigerate overnight.
Edited by: SNOOPY1960 at: 4/11/2013 (23:07)
If you live in a country that has oat yoghurt or another yoghurt substitute you can eat: yoghurt with frozen berries. I like to prep four servings at once and keep in the fridge.
I would suggest some kickass puréed soups, but then I realised you said you are bored with soups.
I swear I intended to be more helpful.
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