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WOW me with your go-to portable lunches!!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

May 1st and beyond I'll be commuting and won't be able to return home for lunch to cook me something fancy and healthy - I've had it good for 12+ years. In preparation for this life changing event I'm planning to buy a fabulous lunch bag with containers to carry all my yummy lunches and snacks. Here's where I ask for your help . . . I need great lunch ideas. I'll have a microwave and a small frig to help me out. I'd like to put together five or more complete lunch ideas so I'll never be caught without options or be forced to eat out.

So, WOW me with your go-to portable lunches!! All ideas are welcome, I'll modify for my food restrictions.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SGRAY478 5/14/2012 8:30PM

    One of my favorite lunches is a luna bar, a light yogurt, an apple and some crackers with a laughing cow light swiss cheese.

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ABB698 3/29/2012 9:41PM

    add some shredded chicken to hummus, and dip with veggie sticks and pretzel crisps-my fave go to lunch meal!

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ADZY86 3/29/2012 5:41PM

    i tend to cook something up on Sundays and then divide them into 6 pieces, to have for the 5 work days for lunch, and then Saturday afternoon before I've had a chance to go grocery shopping. My latest thing is 'Crustlses quiche' which is amazing and you can change it up every week with your own fillings...I've done ham and cheese, brocolli and ham, and minced beef and mushroom. Check out the Spark recipes area for them...

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ENDUROVET 3/29/2012 3:33PM

    Well I haven't had a chance to blog about what I'm going to try most days as my "go-to" lunch routine...
I'm going to try a variation of the Budwig anti-cancer diet protocol, which involves eating 6 oz of nonfat cottage cheese w/flaxseed oil. Yesterday I scarfed this down w/a handful of blueberries shortly before my workout & it went pretty well - it didn't weigh too heavily on my stomach, but kept me satisfied till the end of my workday.
I also have a box of my "seaweed" bars, Raw Revolution Spirulina bars, in my desk for snacking & supplementation. They're kind of an acquired taste, but I think they're pretty good now! (I commonly eat one for breakfast before I ride; it doesn't do for me to eat very much)

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WOUBBIE 3/29/2012 2:32PM

    Oh! And I forgot to mention that I'm usually doing this on Saturday around lunchtime and the skin is my Saturday lunch. (Most people think OOHHHHH SO MUCH FAT!!! but it's actually high in protein and... well... yummy!)

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WOUBBIE 3/29/2012 2:14PM

    I do what's called "rubber chicken" on the weekends. I usually buy a full chicken roasted, but sometimes I roast one from fresh or frozen.

Divvy it up based on what you prefer different ways. I don't like the breasts much, so I cube it all and use it for regular chicken salad or buffalo chicken salad. I keep the thighs and drumsticks as is and just reheat them. I generally just use seasoned salt, and put them in baggies to grab quickly in the morning. If you prefer you can reverse that.

The rest of themeat goes into the soup pot with the bones. I use Better Than Boullion for seasoning, and then add some medium carb veggies, including a bit of julienned carrots.

I also do a dozen or more boiled eggs every weekend. My go-to breakfast is egg salad and that takes 10 eggs for 5 mornings' worth, and the others are for quick grabs or for the kids to gnaw on.

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