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GEORGE815
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12/12/13 5:49 P

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Sounds like a winner. Thanks!


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12/11/13 2:03 P

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My fave lunch right now is to boil and shred chicken, add salsa and taco seasoning in a pan and get it nice and hot, place some in a bowl and add sauteed onions and peppers, squash and zucchini and mushrooms, low fat shredded cheese and sour cream, black beans, pico de gallo and jalapenos.

So yummy and filling!



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6/22/13 10:14 P

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Great idea with the Mason jars. Veggies perish so fast.


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Aren't they great? And you only have the clean up mess from prepping veggies once!! What a time saver!! And they are so pretty!!

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6/15/13 3:40 P

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I have been making salads in mason jars. I can make 5 salads on Sunday, layer the ingredients in a mason jar and I have a salad for every day at work. They stay fresh all week,


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Today I had homemade vegetarian chili with cabbage stew, and a side of a grain fruit salad I make (rice, yogurt, red grapes, apples, reconstituted dates for sweetener, celery) Everything was leftovers from meals earlier in the week.

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I am a big fan of a little bit of everything. I try to cover veggies, fruits, protein and a healthy fat in every lunch. I make them the night before, especially if I know I'm working through lunch. I've started posting my lunches in my spark blog actually in hopes it will give ideas to someone else. Pictures have really helped inspire my lunches so maybe mine will do the same!

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5/18/09 10:24 P

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I like to make a tuna salad. I use Kraft Olive oil mayo, and any veggies I'm in the mood for and sometimes I add a boiled egg to the mix. I pack that in a bowl and take along some Romaine lettuce leaves. Then I assemble the wraps (using the lettuce leaf as the wrap), at the table. I also pack some baby carrots,celery sticks, and some apple slices, for something sweet. Sometimes I throw in a little natural peanut butter, or other nut butter, for the apple slices or celery sticks. Lots of water too.

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5/18/09 10:12 P

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I like to make a tuna salad. I use Kraft Olive oil mayo, and any veggies I'm in the mood for and sometimes I add a boiled egg to the mix. I pack that in a bowl and take along some Romaine lettuce leaves. Then I assemble the wraps (using the lettuce leaf as the wrap), at the table. I also pack some baby carrots,celery sticks, and some apple slices, for something sweet. Sometimes I throw in a little natural peanut butter, or other nut butter, for the apple slices or celery sticks. Lots of water too.

My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart,and my portion for ever.
Psalms 73:26


But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
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"If you always do what you've always done,
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5/18/09 9:22 P

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I'm the same - if it's not packed the night before, it's not going to happen. I love the flat out wraps with an LCLW smeared and packed with zuch, cucumber, spinach, shredded carrots, onion, sunflower sprouts, mung bean and sometimes a heated up boca burger.

Since my other half refuses to eat leftovers (his loss) very often lunch is whatever was for dinner a few nights ago. Smaller portion with veggies for dipping on the side.

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VANILLA_SUGAR1Q
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5/18/09 8:49 P

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If I don't make my lunches the night before, i won't make it at all and end up buying something that's usually not very tasty.

I've been doing alot of salads lately and letting the lettuce be my canvas. Last week it was arugula with sliced strawberries, walnuts, and raspberry dressing. Tomorrow might be romaine lettuce with grilled chicken, sliced almonds, orange pieces, and ginger dressing.

Another good idea to go with a small salad is a whole-wheat tortilla spread with one wedge of light laughing cow cheese topped with lowfat turkey and slices of roasted red pepper. Roll it up and slice into spirals.


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5/18/09 7:56 P

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I like pita-pizzas.
-whole wheat pita bread
-pizza sauce
-lite mozzerella cheese
-diced turkey bacon (already cooked)
-diced green pepper
-diced onion
-cooked in an oven toaster or broiler for about 10min
yummy! takes about 5 min to prepare and 10min to cook



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5/18/09 7:22 P

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I don't like soggy sandwiches. I will pack my sandwich fixings separate to assemble at lunch. I toast the bread, use mustard and any lean lunch meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato, sprouts, cucumber or whatever. That way my sandwich tastes fresh and crispy and not wet and soggy.
I also like to use flatout flatbread and pocket pitas. The same holds true as I assemble at the table and I'm ready to eat in minutes. I like to make tuna salad, turkey salad, chicken salad, or egg salad and stuff my pita in the last minute as well. I hope these tips help you enjoy a healthy lunch.


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5/18/09 6:13 P

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I eat plain oatmeal, it's VERY easy and it only takes 2 minute to cook! the great thing is that it fills me up and only 100 Calories. sometimes I add some fruits for some flavor (since oatmeal basically has no flavor at all)

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5/18/09 6:10 P

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sandwiches are always so easy for me to eat at my desk at work with no prep so instead of high sodium lunch meat I oven roast a few chicken breasts on Sunday, slice them thinly and have chicken sandwiches all week. I buy the sara lee light wheat bread that is very low cal, add a little fat free miracle whip, some lettuce and tomatoes and viola - a yummy sandwich for under 200 calories, I combine it with some fruit and it makes a very tasty lunch

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5/18/09 6:00 P

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I buy the double packs of cooked brown rice, add some leftover chicken, beef or fish,some frozen stir-fry veggies, put everything in a bowl, heat in microwave for lunch. Very filling!

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5/18/09 5:16 P

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I love the Green Giant frozen veggies packs for immunity/digestive/vision health. Each package has 2 servings, but I usually eat the whole thing (180 cals) to get 2 servings of veggies in.

I'm also a huge fan of fresh berries and yogurt with granola :)


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Subway...Turkey breast on Wheat with no Mayo and Dijon mustard, plus ALL the veggies. $5 foot long, half today half tomorrow, cant beat that.


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5/18/09 4:30 P

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Hi and welcome.
Thanks for the ideas, gang - fab stuff!
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5/18/09 3:25 P

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I try to cook almost every night and I always make the healthiest things that I can. I make a little extra and pack it up for lunch. Everyone at my office is always envious of my tasty meals while they're eating bland sandwiches or spending money ordering in.


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My boyfriend and I tend to grill out on Sunday nights and I've started having him grill a few extra chicken breasts for me at the same time. It makes putting lunch together so much easier, not to mention that you can do a lot with grilled chicken. I'll add it to salads, or chop it up and throw it in canned soup for a little extra protein. My current favorite easy lunch is a couple of teaspoons of miso paste, a little ginger and dried seaweed, a splash of soy sauce and some chicken - voila! easy, quick miso soup, and all I have to do at work is add water and heat it up!


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5/18/09 3:11 P

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hello! i am new to the team and really looking forward to getting new ideas. i hate thinking up healthy lunches i am busy during the day i already have to make breakfast and dinner i don't want to muck around in the kitchen in the hot afternoon! anyway, one of my favs is a low carb tortilla, or a wheat one, put one tbsp light ranch in it, tysons diced chicken breast, some salad greens. wrap it up and for about 200 cals you get a delicious lunch, you could also add almonds for more protein and a side of fruit so you feel like you get more.


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I too need ideas. I love salad, unfortunately after about two days of it my body gives up digesting it. I cannot do the frozen meals, all the preservatives make my stomach go on strike, and that aint pretty. I need some ideas that wont take forever and give me enough to get through.


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When I do salads, I like to add imitation crab meat or shrimp. I add some cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, black olives. I like to vary the lettuce I use so it doesn't get boring and the salad dressings. Sandwiches are good too. I put hummus on the bread with some turkey or ham slices, tomatoes and cheese.

Boring food but if you vary it it helps. I look forward to getting some more ideas from this group.


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5/18/09 1:30 P

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Wow that sounds really good to me, I usually just do a salad or sandwich that is why this is a great club some of us boring people can get some great ideas.emoticon


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Ok, I am the first to admit how lazy I am. I hate making lunches! What do you make that is super healthy and super easy to brown bag it? Believe me ... I need more ideas!! I personally need to include more protein in my lunches & overall I am lacking in calcium and iron!

My typical brown bag lunch might included:

Mid morning snack: All-Bran or Kashi granola bar
Lunch: Some veggies, a hard boiled egg, sprouted grain wrap with 1/4 c shredded cheese melted on it and 1/2 c. salsa to dip it in.
Mid afternoon snack: piece of fruit and almonds

Help me spice it up!!!!!!!!


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