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Baked Oatmeal is tempting



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I start my morning off at work with my cup of fruit, dump a little Raisen Bran on top along with some yogurt and stir.......yummy



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I eat breakfast at home but if I need to take a lunch I put it in a cooler so it stays fresh. Sandwiches, fruits, carrots, celery, radishes, small whole tomatoes, peanut butter, hummus in snack pack container, breads, crackers or a few chips to eat with the hummus. I might take left overs if they are the type that are good cold. But the point is I take what can be eaten cold since there is no way to cook and the ice packs replace the Fridge. I do have a container that keeps soups pretty warm and a nice Thermos for water to make tea if it is winter. I usually pack the lettuce and tomato separately from my sandwich so the bread doesn't get soggy.



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I say forget the diets for one morning and go by the local doughnut store. Grab two dozen doughnuts, one for co-workers and the other one, just eat nine of them on the way to work and save the other three for the drive home. You have to do these things as a reward for doing something good, like walking the little older lady across the street. You can have a salad for dinner. Then have to hit the gym extra hard with a high intensity workout. Just keep back and live life!!!



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I say forget the diets for one morning and go by the local doughnut store. Grab two dozen doughnuts, one for co-workers and the other one, just eat nine of them on the way to work and save the other three for the drive home. You have to do these things as a reward for doing something good, like walking the little older lady across the street. You can have a salad for dinner. Then have to hit the gym extra hard with a high intensity workout. Just keep back and live life!!!



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Baked Oatmeal - Serves 6
2 medium ripe bananas, (the riper the better) sliced into 1/2" pieces
1 tbsp honey
1 cup uncooked quick oats
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp nutmeg
pinch of salt
1 cup fat free milk (or any milk you desire)
1/3 C egg substitute
1 C pumpkin puree
3 tbsp brown sugar substitute
1 t vanilla
Preheat the oven to 375 F. Lightly spray a 9 x 13" ceramic baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.
Arrange the banana slices (I've also substituted peeled, sliced pears) in a single layer on the bottom of the ceramic dish. Sprinkle 1/4 tsp of the cinnamon, honey (I've substituted maple syrup - I'm a Canadian girl after all) and cover with foil. Bake 15 minutes, until the bananas get soft.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the oats, half of nuts, baking powder, remaining cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg and salt; stir together. In a separate bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, brown sugar, milk, egg, and vanilla extract.
Remove the bananas from the oven, then pour the oat mixture over the bananas.
Pour the pumpkin mixture over the oats, making sure to distribute the mixture as evenly as possible. Sprinkle the remaining nuts over the the top.
Bake the oatmeal for about 30-35 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the oatmeal has set. Serve warm from the oven or store covered in refrigerator and reheat for 1.5 min in microwave.


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Boiled egg and 5 saltine crackers for breakfast.
Use a lunch bag with an ice pack and salad/sandwiches for lunch.

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Egg Wrap, peanut Butter Sandwich or any sandwich with deli meat. Just use a lunch bag.

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what's the recipe for baked oatmeal



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I use to make sure I get in my 5 a day, and eat more whole foods. I have to eat what I pack, so if I pack a piece of fruit, carrot sticks with hummus, celery with peanut butter, cucumber with a yogurt based dip, a salad, or a barley/bean salad, and a zip bag of nuts, I'm good to go.

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greek yogurt and a piece of fruit work really well for me.


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Sounds yummy Mojoone. One of those, a yogurt an a cup of coffee would do quite nicely for breakfast.

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There are great recipes for protien bars on here. I make one with chocolate protein powder and dry oatmeal.



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I just pulled a pan of baked oatmeal out of the oven. There are six servings so that'll do breakfast all week. Banana, pears, oats, milk and pumpkin all in one yummy dish and under 200 calories. Delocious.

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I boil eggs on the week end, so I have them for the week. I usually have 2 HB eggs (protein) and a Del Monte grapefruit cup. 200cals!
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Great ideas here! I am just now starting to try more weight watchers and hungry girl recipes. I would love to try some of the ideas listed here!



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I do the microwave omelet thing ALL the time. I'm not supposed to eat right after taking my thyroid meds when I first get up, and I always get up with JUST enough time to get ready and run out the door for work, so I throw all the ingredients in a 2 cup pyrex bowl sprayed with cooking spray, so once I get to work and boot up my computer, I can throw breakfast in the break room microwave. That, and greek yogurt with a bit of honey, some fruit, and a sprinkling of nuts are my two favorite go-to weekday breakfasts. :)



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Thanks for sharing. I will try this soon. I usually cut up celery, bell peppers, baby carrots, cucumbers and put in a Tupperware bowl put in icebox at work. Then at lunch time I grab my ranch dressing and a bowl and eat about 1 cup of the mixture.

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I have found Belvita crackers and they are great for me with a cup of coffee or even water for any meal or snack. I also do apple slices with peanut butter. I don't like the PB and bananas. I tried that one (yuck). So if there is not a fridge or microwave there is also instant oatmeal made with water from the coffee maker.
On the real tip though I usually have soup and salad for lunch and oatmeal, yogurt or fruit for breakfast. emoticon

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The Hungry Girl cookbooks have a whole series of mug breakfasts. You spray a coffee mug with non-stick cooking pray, throw a bunch of chopped omelet fixings, add egg substitute, nuke in the microwave for 1 minute, stir, cook for another 30 seconds and you have an almost instant breakfast.Yummy, quick, easy clean up.

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http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=2599916

1 min egg sandwich:

1. crack egg, put into small round dish, whisk put into microwave for 45 seconds on high
2. Toast a whole grain english muffin
3. Salt/pepper egg, add dab of cheese
4. dab of hot sauce (optional of course)
5. assemble sandwich.



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Great ideas! I'm a big fruit person so I usually have some fruit and yogurt for breakfast. Snack on fruit or veggies throughout the day. We have a fridge and microwave where I work so lunch usually isn't an issue for me. Love the jar salad idea though!



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Great ideas so very glad am retired and no longer have to pack a lunch
Will be using some of these delicious combinations right here at home
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I often take a sandwich (weight watchers bread of course) and veggies and dip for lunch. We have a fridge at work, but the veggie container I have is a kids one, about 3x5x2". It has a reusable ice block that fit in the top. Not sure it would keep the meat cold enough till lunch time, but it would certainly keep the veggies nice and crispy.

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i PURCHASED THIS PLASTIC SALAD BOWL THAT HAS LIQUID SEALED IN IT. yOU FREEZE THE BOWL AND THEN ADD THE SALAD AND TAKE IT WITH YOU. iT EVEN HAS A SEPARATE LITTLE CONTAINER IN THE TOP FOR DRESSING. MAYBE THERE IS A STORE IN YOUR AREA THAT SELLS SIMILAR!



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Some great ideas here, I'll be sure to try peanut butter & apple slices (I adore PB, not sure how well it'll go with bananas) and since I love cottage cheese and honey, I'll try it with fruit.
Another one I've done is cottage cheese with spices (black pepper, red pepper, curry powder, salt). I make omelettes in a cup since I have access to a microwave and I put in a spoonful or two of oats instead of buying bread (makes me feel uncomfortable;)
Also, sometimes I take a boiled egg with me - boil it hard enough and that doesn't need to be refrigerated for the day.

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MARYALICE411, LOL!!! I have the same at my work.....I pack stuff to eat cold too, mainly salads as well, but I'm not a vegetarian, so sliced lunchmeat or smokies work well when I need some protein as well as a jar of stashed peanut butter with celery sticks....


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What about a tossed salad in one of those cooler packs and an individual can of tuna or salmon. Lots of veggies, omega 3 and protein and you don't need a fridge or stove. Just a can opener.

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I remember the pile of frozen peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in the freezer. Yep! emoticon



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My mom always froze our sandwiches the night before, they were defrosted and cool by lunch time. So I would pack a standard lunch: Sandwich (freeze it), carrots or celery, piece of fruit (or dried fruits and nuts), plus whatever tickles your fancy (cookie or small candy). Sometime soup or leftover vegetable curry and rice in a thermos.



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I have a fridge at work I don't use because it has "science experiments" in it. I carry an insulated lunch box with one of those blue ice things. I'm vegatarian so I can't say about meat, but I've carried yogurt and pasta salads, the kind you eat cold.

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I like to bake a dozen hearty muffins and stash them in the freezer. Take one or two out when packing your daily lunch for work; the frozen muffin(s) will thaw by lunch time. I love the 100% bran muffin recipe on the box of !00% Bran Cereal (no oil- uses applesauce!) and they are only 2 WeightWatcher Points each. A muffin or two with a banana and peanut butter makes a great lunch without needing a cooler.



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The Hungry Girl recipe series has some interesting cold oatmeal parfaits you could pack in a container an take it to work. Layer oatmeal, yogurt and fresh fruit.

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this time of year I love to take a thermos of vegetable diet soup. It is delicious and gives me my servings of vegetables for the day.



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I have made myself a couple green smoothies in the past, but I wasn't a regular smoothie maker. I started a new job 2 months ago and a couple of my co-workers have smoothies for lunch everyday. I've been inspired now to get creative with my smoothies and try to bring them to lunch everyday. If you don't have a fridge, you should be able to keep it cold in a cooler/cooler bag. You can pack a lot of veggies in a smoothie and not even know it!



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great ideas here



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Thanks for sharing

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I use a product called Bernardin No Sugar Needed Pectin and the recipes they provide, although the strawberry-rhubarb-pineapple is a recipe that I found on the internet. It called for a packet of regular strawberry jell-o to help set and suggested you freeze it, but I substituted sugar free jell-o and added a packet of the no sugar pectin and it's keeping perfectly in jam jars in my cupboard.

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that sounds good, making jelly and jam without sugar.

Years ago, I borrowed a cookbook that had low sugar and honey used instead. They used a product that had you use 1/2 the amount of sugar or honey. The only thing is, that is was more like syrup, but did have a pleasnt flavor.

I see jelly sweetned with fruit juice and someohow it is thick.

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My usual work breakfast is a fat-free fruit yogurt used as a dip for fresh fruit (fresh strawberry slices, pineapple chunks, blueberries, sliced pear - whatever's in the house) an 1/3 C oatmeal cooked in the microwave or a thin bagel or 2 slices of weigh watchers whole wheat toast with homemade no sugar added jam. Yummy, includes multiple food groups and I never get bored because I can always change up the fruit, the yogurt flavour, the source of the carbs and the kind of jam. I made strawberry-rhubarb, strawberry-pineapple and peach last summer.

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The fastest breakfast I have made is a Peanut butter sandwich with multigrain bread

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Very easy, fruit and salads or cereal , tuna fish sandwiches ......etc......



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I enjoy salads but there has to be a variety otherwise, I will eat the wrong foods.

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I want something different...



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A protein shake, granola bar or a piece of fruit works for me.



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Soory, to the girl who said she was doing care giving for her mom : I meant good your taking care of her, not taking care of " you". However one does have to take care of oneself not to get burned out and respite care is helpful.



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I love granola bars and some cup of soups just require hot water not necessarily a microwave and the soups often have low sodium versions.

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I absolutely love this topic! My husband was just complaining this morning that he was tired of sandwiches for lunch everyday. He has access to a fridge and microwave only certain days of the week so he usually carries an insulated bag with an ice pack. My kids don't have access to a fridge or microwave at school so they always get insulated bags and ice packs. I can't wait to try some of the great ideas shared.
I loved the book "A Month of Fun and Healthy School Lunches" and so did my kids. They loved some of the fun ideas, and even some of the different options.

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I love the salad jar idea...it's crafty and simple. I'll try this next week for lunch. I prepare my meals on Sunday for the work week and bring them in an insulated bag with a freezer pack. I invested in a mini fridge that I keep at my desk so I have everything I need at my convenience: meat, cheese, yogurt, and salad dressings remain in the fridge. I also have a snack drawer with almonds, protein bars (Kind, Nature Valley, Quaker), and pretzels and bring fresh fruit on mondays and leave at work to snack on throughout the day.

I use the freezer pack and insulated lunch bag to leave snacks in my car when I'm at the gym in the afternoons.



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FYI, I have been doing this for years, any container will do. I put dressing on the bottom (in a corner) and salad the rest of the way and mix when I am ready to eat.



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My "go to" right now for breakfast is a banana wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla with peanut butter on it.

If I didn't have access to a fridge or microwave my breakfast/lunch bags would include: nuts, peanut butter, dried fruit, fresh fruit, fresh veggies that last, whole wheat tortillas, potentially whole wheat english muffins, honey...those are some of my staples anyway...even with access to a fridge/microwave!



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When I'm in a hurry I grab a low fat & sugar protein drink and some dried edamame. The protein keeps me going.

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The salad jars are a great idea even if you are at home and have a busy day planned. My mother is bedridden and I take care of her so this will work for me emoticon !!

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I love the Mason jar salad idea! That is great!



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Yummy!



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that's a clever idea! Yum and easy emoticon



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Geminisue, thanks for sharing this! I'd seen this idea a few months ago on facebook and had forgotten it. I think I will try it next week.

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Muffin sized fritattas and quiches made on week ends are great grab and go proteins
A little ricotta or cottage cheese keeps thetexture nice all week .
Make up a dozen at a time but vary the meat and veggies in the muffin cup add the egg cheese over the top and its good to go
Apples and berries are also nice if you aren't counting carbs


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hey great idea! emoticon emoticon



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Sandwiches, fruits, certain vegetables, canned items (like tuna, which doesn't have much sodium). Sorry I can't think of more.

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Mason Jar Salads

Can make four at once, put in frig. Use one a day.

On bottom of Jar Put your Dressing
then your Meat/Poultry/Fish
then, Cherry Tomatoes, and Mushroom Slices,
then toward middle use shredded, or diced Onions, Celery, Radishes, Carrots, and
top with the lettuce/spinach,
This leaves the leaves out of the dressing, until you are either ready to empty onto a plate with the dressing being poured onto the whole salad or if necessary to eat of of jar,
Turn the jar upside down so the dressing going all the way to the lid. Much easier if you can empty it out.

Enjoy! Remember a fork?plastic is fine.

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