I love to make fresh baby spinach with honey-mustard and fresh chopped tomatoes, spreading lite cream cheese w mild chilies onto the zero-carb tortilla before rolling it all up. So Very, Very Good. What I love most about it....being able to cut it in half and putting it in a sandwich bag as a Take-along almost anywhere I go.
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Fitness Minutes: (2,562) Posts: 1,436 12/5/12 1:10 P
The soup idea sounds great! I love the idea of having something on hand and ready to go, no fuss! My favorite is a pecan, strawberry and orange salad with raspberry vinaigrette -it is a little sweet so it fixes my sweet tooth and fills me up without weighing me down!
~ Karri But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. ~Psalms 59-16
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Fitness Minutes: (10) Posts: 3 11/26/12 6:00 P
I also make a large batch of vegetarian vegetable soup every other weekend or so (with whatever veggies I have on hand or sounds good at the time, and some type of beans, , and/or pasta) in the crockpot, then I put some in several individual containers to grab for lunch at work during the week. If you don't have a way to heat it up, use an old-fashioned thermos. I take along a roll or rice crackers or piece of naan to go with.
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Fitness Minutes: (10) Posts: 3 11/26/12 5:55 P
every about three days cook up a lot of brown rice and then keep in the fridge to eat with whatever veggies/soya/tofu mix I like. On chickpea salad - it is one of my favourites, with diced onion, diced tomatoes, diced cucumber, peppers, whatever else have - and a dash of tabasco, lots of lemon juice, lots of mint and a tiny bit of olive oil. I make a big bowl as it gets better over time as the flavours mingle
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Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 123 11/20/12 4:18 P
I have to plan ahead or end up eating salad. Nothing wrong with salad but it can get boring after five days lol.
I make sure I always have bags of baby spinach, lettuce, onion, celery, hummus, and some sort of beans on hand.
On weekends I'll make a HUGE pot of either veggie chilli or lentil soup (which comes out like a stew). Package them in single serving containers and freeze.
Another quick idea is chickpea salad: can of chickpeas, onion, celery, (whatever other veggie you want)-toss with a little bit of oil and vinegar and garlic powder.---DELICOUS (Better if you put feta cheese crumbles in it if you're not worried about fat and eat dairy).
Fitness Minutes: (43,765) Posts: 7,530 11/19/12 11:36 P
At home, a quick & easy go-to meal is whole wheat pasta with a generous serving of steamed broccoli, topped with a dab of olive oil and parmesan cheese. Vegans could use nutritional yeast (I do, too!). Goes together really fast, only takes one pot as my large kettle has a steamer tray insert.
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Fitness Minutes: (25,983) Posts: 4,174 11/19/12 11:12 P
Funny you should ask that just now. This morning I found myself making white bean hummus because I didn't have anything to take for lunch. (Also didn't have any prepared chickpeas!) Grabbed the package of pitas from the freezer and went to work. And tonight I was too hungry to prepare anything and ended up eating a banana, carrots, edamame & avocado, and a piece of bread. One of the things I really love about being vegan is I find I can just throw a few things together like that and feel happy and satisfied. But normally it really does work better if I do as the others do and make large amounts of dishes on the weekend.
Some people think the “plant-based whole foods diet” is extreme. Half a million a year will have their chests opened up and a vein taken from their leg and sewn onto their coronary artery. Some people would call that extreme. - Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, “Forks Over Knives”
Fitness Minutes: (43,765) Posts: 7,530 11/19/12 10:15 A
I would love for you to share you ideas on your latest go-to lunches? Those days when you come home late at night and too tired to prep your lunch the next day. Then in the AM you wake up too tired or running late for work. What do you grab-and-go for lunch?!
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