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IMSIMPLYD SparkPoints: (9)
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8/27/13 12:27 P

Thanks so much!

IMSIMPLYD SparkPoints: (9)
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8/27/13 12:11 P

Great suggestions. Thank You!
He will eat just about anything.

SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 2,216
8/27/13 7:13 A

Make your own Bento Box....2 hard boiled eggs, 4 whole grain Wasa Crackers, 1/4 cup of hummus, 6 baby carrots, English Cucumber stix, 1 Ounce or 1 square of Dark over 70% Cocoa, 1 apple quartered

Stuffed Celery with Gorgonzola, with antipasto consisting of 3 slices of Oscar Mayer 97% Fat Free Balogna, Green Pepper slices, Anchovies, Prosciutto, Greek salad peppers, Oil and Vinegar, No Bread...5-6 black olives

1/2 Avocado with stuffed crabmeat 4 ounces crabmeat with mayo on a bed of lettuce about 6 carbs...Peanut Butter with Celery Sticks...handful of walnuts

Tuna Waldorf
1 chopped apple,1 can of tuna in water,4 chopped walnuts,1tsp of lite mayo
romaine leaves
2tbs of Fage 0% Fat Free yogurt in a small container to pour over the salad
3 Graham crackers with a tad of peanut butter

Chickpea Toss
In a bowl mix 1/4 cup of chopped tomatoes, 1/2 cup of rinsed canned chickpeas, 1/4 cup of chopped red onion, 1 tsp of red wine vinegar, 1 tsp of olive oil and a sprinkle of garlic powder and black pepper. Chill.

In small bowl, mix sour cream, white vinegar and pepper; then add cucumbers and onion. Chill in refrigerator overnight and pack as a side for lunch.

Some soups help you feel more satiated, make you eat less, avoid blood sugar and insulin spikes, target belly fat & burn more fat. Try Beef Barley, Lentil soup, Black Bean Soup, tomato soup, minestrone.

Gouda is a good source of protein...get the low fat variety,,,add Kashi whole grain crackers with a ...
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.
Chill Makes 4 servings.

Kidney Bean Salad
1 can of kidney beans, drained, 1 Tablespoon of Relish, 1 1/2 Teaspoons of grated onion
2 Tbs. of mayonnaise, Dash of salt and pepper
Mix all together and chill a few hours or overnight Stir before serving. Serve alone or pack some chopped tomato in a separate container and he can add that in when ready to eat.

If he has dairy..try cottage cheese mixed with Matchstick carrots

Just some ideas

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8/27/13 3:09 A

I would get you husband to write a list of all the things he likes, and you can then create a 3-4 week revolving menu. He wouldn't get bored and you would know where you are.

Also, when you do things like a salad, think of a variety of salads - greek one day, and another type another, or just use different flavoured dressings. Have any dressings in a little snap-lock bag so that he can add them when he wants them. A Mixed Bean Salad in a tin would be great for an emergency or if he is extra hungry - if it isn't a self-opening tin, make sure he always has a can opener.


8/26/13 1:14 P

I don't think it is the type diet; rather your "packaging tools"

I find that a good insulated thermos will keep most soups, stews, casseroles hot until lunchtime. As I am heating the food item in the microwave to boiling hot; I poor boiling water in my kid's thermos prior to using to heat the inside. Dump out the water, add the hot food---and it stays hot until lunchtime. This will work during non-raw vegan times.

The same for the cooler foods. Have them well chilled in your refrigerator. Use a good insulated bag and cooler packs. Do not over stuff the cooler---allow space for the coldness to circulate around the food.

I find that with these resources I can pack almost any type food.

Your SP Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

IMSIMPLYD SparkPoints: (9)
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8/26/13 12:46 P

Hello All!
My husband is a vegetarian and often enjoys vegan recipes as well as dedicates time throughout the year to go Fully RAW.

The Struggle:
I need some ideas on what to pack him for lunch because he gets tired of eating the same old things. Its difficult because he's on the road during the day, so I need solutions that will keep in a cooler.
Please Help, Thanks!

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