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7/22/13 8:31 A

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Hi Liz,

Congrats on your new career - that sounds exciting!

I always, always take my lunch to work, but it's more because I'm too cheap to eat out every day :)

I'm really good about the "snacks" part of my lunch - I have that down to a science, but I struggle with the actual "lunch" portion. It usually just ends up being a small dish of leftovers from dinner. Here's what I normally bring for my whole work day:

Breakfast - oatmeal with fruit (whatever is on sale)
1st snack - greek yogurt and fresh vegetables (carrots, peppers, celery)
Lunch - usually leftovers or a pb&j sandwich. Today is creamed spinach and a hard-boiled egg because I'm trying to pack in the iron to donate blood tomorrow.
2nd snack - hard-boiled egg & fresh fruit

It's a nine-hour day, and I find that I eat way less if I have healthy snacks every few hours, not to mention that it keeps my blood sugar more steady and I don't get shaky mid-afternoon.

I LOVE hard-boiled eggs for a snack! and for lunch, and pretty much any time! It's a lot of protein (and very filling) for just a few calories (about 75). Plus, they're highly-portable, and easy to grab out of your lunchbox on the run if you're really busy.

Good luck on your new career, and if you find some healthy lunch ideas that really impress you, let us know about them!

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7/20/13 9:49 P

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Welcome Liz. Congrats on your new career change. You chose a noble profession.

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7/20/13 9:30 P

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Hi Liz. I am so glad to have you join the club!! I am trying to bring the team back, to make it what members want. I know there are idea threads, including recipes shared in the past which have not been active in a while. I started one, a challenge to share wrap ideas. No interest there either.

I am currently retired but taught school for 42 years and took my lunch most days. I have learned so much since coming to SP. I'm sorry to say, my lunches back then weren't always the healthiest.

But even though I'm retired, I still pack my lunch for the next day. I don't have the time to be in the kitchen all the time. Having a lunch packed lets me take it with me wherever my schedule takes me that day. :D

So you are welcome to start new questions in discussions. I am always ready to put in my 2 cents worth of ideas and show off my vast knowledge of fast lunch food packing. ; )

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7/20/13 9:14 P

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Hi guys! Not only and I new to sparks but I'm about to take my boards to become an RN. I have two children. One going into 1st grade and one Pre-K 4. I looking for any healthy lunch ideas for myself and my boys. My job now has me working all kinds of hrs and I'm sure once I become a nurse it will get wilder lol. So far I'm loving sparks and all the great idea! So please hit me with some more! Thanks LIz!

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