I'm a big fan of Greek yogurt with fruit. You can put it together ahead of time, and have it ready to go. I like to use frozen fruit, and put the yogurt in the bottom of a small mason jar, then add the fruit on top while it's still frozen. Screw on the lid (you can get plastic lids) and let it sit overnight and as the fruit thaws, it will release juices. Mix it all together before you eat, and you will have naturally sweetened, fruit flavored yogurt. Add a Tbsp of granola on top after stirring if you want a little crunch.
Edited by: HEATHERPOLU at: 8/22/2016 (10:22)
Fitness Minutes: (10,452) Posts: 384 2/2/16 9:49 P
I like to keep a container of salad greens, shredded cheese, and dressing (love the Bolthouse Farms Yogurt dressings!) in the fridge at work. I also keep some packets of tuna and/or salmon at my desk that are ready-to-eat. Also tend to keep a couple pieces of fresh fruit at the desk.
Due to trying to hit my macros as well I've started to keep some Greek yogurt and/or cottage cheese around.
Dried fruit used to be a favorite, but I mostly gave that up once I started actually losing weight preferring to go fresh.
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Fitness Minutes: (6,830) Posts: 465 9/16/15 11:35 A
I like wraps or salads in the spring/summer. I top my salads with a protein (hardboiled egg, chicken, nuts etc), a oil/vinegar dressing & some extra fruit or veg (pear, walnut & bluecheese is good or egg, feta, dried cranberry etc). Now that it's fall, I'm all about soups. I use my LooneySpoons recipes usually. Make a double batch & freeze whatever I won't use that week. I portion this week's soup into containers straight away. Snacks are usually veggies & dip (hummus, natural peanut butter, soft cheese) and an afternoon fruit & seed snack. For nights that I work, I carry dried apricots & almonds in my bag to munch on the way home to make sure I skip any fast food urges.
I usually just end up taking leftovers. Since I'm only cooking for me, I usually make a whole recipe 4-6 servings and then put the other servings in containers and freeze/refrigerate the other servings. They make perfect "freezer meals" or lunches to take with me.
current weight: 146.0
Fitness Minutes: (4,016) Posts: 321 8/28/15 10:38 P
We basically made a list with 5 groups: protein, grain, veggies, fruit, and dairy. We have a bunch of single serve items prepped and use 2 oz portion cups for a lot of the items. We choose one from each group for lunch every day.Some examples of the things on the list are below:
Protein: Ham, turkey, pistachios (shelled), peanut butter, boiled eggs Grains: Wheat tortilla, bagel, whole grain bread, Clif bars, popcorn, pretzels, animal crackers Veggies: Fresh broccoli, celery, carrot sticks, bell peppers Fruits: Strawberries (we buy 5lb frozen at Sam's and thaw a cup the night before), grapes, apples, oranges, fruit cups, dried fruits (raisins & cherries so far) Dairy: Baby Bel cheese, Cow Pals, lowfat yogurt, milk, cottage cheese
We occasionally add a sweet treat, like homemade cookies or Nutella for dipping animal crackers. :)
Fitness Minutes: (10,452) Posts: 384 8/25/15 11:20 A
Soy Yogurt or fruit and nuts are my go-to snacks now that I don't hit the vending machines anymore. I also have some oatmeal cups in my desk drawer that I keep forgetting about. They are a good idea - they're just not my habit (yet).
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Hi everyone! Trying to get back on the bandwagon. The weight has definitely creeped up over the past few months. What are your favorite healthy snacks and lunch ideas?
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