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2/4/08 10:07 P

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I like the leftovers, and the soup ideas too.

Something else I like to do is create my own salad bar: I have one of those party containers that are divided into sections, and I chop and shred lettuce and/or cabbage and put them in a sealable bowl, then chop my veggies all up and put them in the party container to store in the fridge~ you know, chopped or sliced tomatoes, carrot and celery sticks, sliced radishes, maybe a can of garbanzo or kidney beans, some olives~ even sunflower seeds! Then they're all ready when ever I need something quick. I can throw them in a pita, or toss them with some greens and a tiny bit of feta cheese and some lemon and EVOO... and at the end of the week I take what ever's left (cut it smaller if need be) and throw it in a soup pot with some chicken or beef and a few seasonings. Then I just start over. Saves a LOT of time~ it even encourages DH to have healthy snacks too, 'cause he can grab a few celery sticks and fill them with creamy peanut butter, or eat a handful of carrots because they're handy...

I also have an apple/almond salad I like to make. It can be a small meal or a nice snack~ or dessert... One red delicious apple, one half cup sliced celery, one quarter cup slivered almonds, two tablespoons lite or fat free miracle whip or mayo, and a dash of black pepper. Makes enough for two, unless you want it all for yourself! LOL Even if you do eat it all, it's not too much. Easy to adapt to feed more too, and I do serve it sometimes to company... It also keeps well for the next day. The apples won't turn brown if they're well coated and kept covered. Or if you want, you can rub each piece with a lemon slice first~ but I don't usually bother with that. hehe

Use your imagination, it's fun! And good luck~ all the nice things you're learning will help your little one too!

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Edited by: I.M.MAGIC at: 2/4/2008 (22:08)
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Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

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1/31/08 11:11 P

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So many good ideas!

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1/30/08 5:47 P

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Progresso can soups,Whole Wheat Pita and brunswik
sardine, wholewheat pasta and 2 boiled eggs(white)-
sprinkled with some olive oil and seasoning........

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1/30/08 3:38 P

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Could you make your lunch the night before so all you have to do is grab it. My daughter used to grab an apple or some fruit until she had time to make something when her daughter was little. Mary :)

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1/30/08 2:27 P

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I do that too on weekends, make soup and usually a casserole. I tend to use whole wheat noodles or a special kind with fiber and calcium in them.

I'll freeze them too so there are portions for lunch during the week. I'm on a college campus, but the food tends to be a little expensive, so I pack my own lunch. It's great to have something made. I also have a lot of meals that are quick to prepare. Try Rachel Ray's 30 minute meals for some ideas. There also are some really good ideas here on line. Freezers are wonderful, just don't freeze a big bunch but smaller portions.

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1/30/08 1:48 P

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I have been making a pot of soup on the weekends and eating that for lunches during the week. A big salad works well that way too. Either eat with a fork or pop into a wrap or pita. Last night's leftovers maybe?

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1/30/08 1:18 P

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(whole wheat pita bread with hummus.

frozen veggies you steam in the microwave.)

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MARGOT777's Photo MARGOT777 Posts: 191
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I need some ideas for lunch can you help?
I don't have a lot of time with a 10 months baby
to cook or prepare something so usually I eat on fat free yogurt emoticon

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