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11/28/12 6:30 A

100% Whole Wheat Pita
Mixed greens
sliced cucumbers
a couple slices of tomato
any other veggie of your choice (olives, artichoke hearts, carrots, scallions, etc.)
hummus /tztiki/tahini (any of these)
crumbled feta

Easy, delicious and nutritious.

IVFNURSE1 Posts: 138
11/26/12 12:16 P

My quickest lunch; 3oz cooked shrimp (I keep a bag in the freezer - like the type you would use if you were putting out shrimp cocktail), over a bed of spinach sprinkled with sunflower seeds and a balsamic vinaigrette. On the side, I like a little crunch so I'll have a Wasa mulitgrain crispbread. The shrimp takes less than 5 mins to thaw in a small bowl of water.

I've never been a fan of leftovers so they only work out for me if I have left over grilled steak or chicken to put on a salad.

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11/26/12 12:06 P

I mostly eat leftovers but when I'm in a pinch I like to eat peanut butter on round bread (which adds up to 195 calories - makes a great snack, too), some mixed veggies and a piece of fruit (like an orange).

I also like to eat white albacore tuna in water right out of the can. Sometimes I'll put it in a wrap with some veggies. Add some yogurt and that makes a great meal.

APPRIL Posts: 2,239
11/26/12 11:53 A

Home-made soups, quinoa/veggie dishes, hummus n veggie sticks, smoothies.
A fruit, a grain, and a veggie will supply full protein.

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11/25/12 7:45 A

These are great ideas. Thanks everyone for sharing. emoticon emoticon emoticon

SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 2,314
11/25/12 6:28 A

1/2 Avocado with stuffed crabmeat 4 ounces crabmeat with mayo on a bed of lettuce about 6 carbs

Spinach Salad with 2 slices of crumbled bacon, 1 Sliced Eggs, 10 Sliced mushrooms, sprinkle of of Parm, 1, medium tomato into wedges or 10 grape tomatoes, Ken's Ceasar Lite Dressing, Spinkle of flaxseeds on top.

2 chicken legs w/o the skin are 74 calories each.

A turkey burger ... low-carb meal. Bring your burger to the next level by topping it with a slice of tomato, red onion, reduced-fat cheese between a slice of rye topped with a lettuce leaf

Trader Joes, Has Jalepeno chicken links, no preservatives, 100 calories each
THEY ARE PRE-COOKED ...ZAP IN THE MICROWAVE ..add a slice of rye and some gardinera

KAPELAKIN Posts: 1,984
11/25/12 12:54 A

I like to make a salad of canned tuna and lentils with celery, green onion and Greek yogurt for the dressing, and eat that along with a bunch of cut up veggies. Another lunch I have frequently is cottage cheese and a baked sweet potato. Hardboiled eggs are another good option.

CUSH1932 SparkPoints: (82,548)
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11/25/12 12:11 A

I actually eat leftovers now but plan to commit to eating salads after Christmas and a cup of beans. I am following the Eat to Live plan.

KRISTEN_SAYS SparkPoints: (82,009)
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11/24/12 9:50 P

I make oatmeal banana pancakes quite a bit for lunch - 1/2 cup old fashioned oats, 1/2 cup liquid egg whites (~3 egg whites), 1 banana, dash or 2 of cinnamon. Blend it all in the blender or food processor, let it sit in the fridge for an hour or so then cook like regular pancakes. I top mine with fresh strawberries or apple slices. You can also stir in a serving of chopped walnuts in the batter before putting it in the fridge. Super yummy and filling.

NIRERIN Posts: 14,299
11/24/12 5:18 P

soups and stews are great for bulk cooking and freezing so that you can easily have some on hand. and there are tons of veggie and bean soups out there so that while it's the same thing, it's also different.
curries are also great for using up the last of any vegetable and are on par with soups and stews for freezing and ease of use.
hardboiling eggs is another easy way to make something whole grab and go.

Edited by: NIRERIN at: 11/24/2012 (17:19)
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11/24/12 5:00 P

A salad (warm or cold) of cooked grains, beans and vegetables is easiest. You can easily make enough to last a few days.
is one I've enjoyed recently.

You can also make up a frittata- cooked vegetables, egg whites, herbs, milk and a bit of cheese (if that's not too processed for you- you can always omit it), mixed together and baked in a pie pan.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,540
11/24/12 1:28 P

Leftovers from dinner is a good option. Also look at what you eat for dinner and eat something similar for lunch.

A salad with some protein and carbs

a sandwich on sprouted grain bread with hummus, avocado and veggies. Or some left over meat from your dinner

FTSOLK Posts: 1,400
11/24/12 10:24 A

The first option people are going to give is leftovers. Just make a little extra at dinner and pack some away for lunch the next day.

AMYLNORRIS SparkPoints: (13,291)
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11/24/12 10:01 A

I've lost weight with SparkPeople before, about 20 lbs 3 years ago. I've gained it back since having my son 20 months ago. I cannot remember what I used to eat for lunches when I was on SP last, though I'm thinking not all of it would be options now, since my husband and I have adopted a whole foods diet since then. I stay at home with my 3 year old and 20 month old, so quick is the name of the game.

Ay suggestions? Thanks in advance!

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