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MIAMI_LILLY SparkPoints: (203,052)
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8/6/13 9:46 P

I like making home made soups packed with veggies. Or a bean chili made with ground turkey.

-CORAL- SparkPoints: (40,297)
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8/6/13 7:20 P

today for lunch I had a dish of garbanzo beans, lentils, tomatoes, tofu, and shredded carrots simmered in a small amount of broth with curry and other indian spices. It was delicious.

ICEDEMETER Posts: 1,332
8/6/13 4:28 P

Quinoa loaded up with onions, mushrooms, spinach, almonds, and either a cheese or meat. This is good both heated or cold.

Left-over stirfry from the night before (or left-over whatever you had for dinner).

Big bowl of lightly steamed broccoli and / or cauliflower, with some shredded cheese, and smothered in marinara sauce (or any tomato sauce - I like mine loaded up with onions, mushrooms, carrots, celery, and a ton of spices, so I make a huge batch and freeze in single portions to heat and put over whatever I'm in the mood for).

MCASKEY6 SparkPoints: (29,237)
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8/6/13 3:58 P

Half a cup of a chicken breast, marinated in lite Balsamic Vinaigrette and grilled. With grilled bell peppers and onions. Throw in a little Feta Cheese. I used an Oroweat pocket thin, (100 calories) to make it a pita sandwich.

FITFOODIE88 SparkPoints: (2,019)
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8/6/13 3:45 P

*chili --heats up really well if you freeze individual servings

*soup --something hearty like a broccoli potato soup would be good with whole grain toast

*fruit salad with a cup of greek yogurt and an ounce of nuts

*pasta salad with ww pasta, italian dressing, artichoke hearts, kidney beans, tomatoes, and grilled/baked chicken/salmon or tofu --eaten cold. Or you can use marinara sauce for a hot variation.

*rotisserie chicken--shredded into taco meat or made into enchiladas

*brown rice bowl with stir fry veggies, chicken/tofu, and homemade or low sugar teriyaki sauce

MANDYMAE3386 SparkPoints: (2,024)
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8/6/13 11:38 A

wow, I did not even think of that stuff, you guys are so great, I was getting really down and frustrated with my plan but this is super helpful!!

JAMIRBLAZE Posts: 1,837
8/6/13 11:03 A

I make a regular meal on the weekends for throughout the week. This week, it's chicken "taquitos" with baby carrots and a small banana (or other fruit). Last week was sweet potato and chicken hash and carrots.

Some of my standbys:

-1 c. fat free cottage cheese, a fruit (Strawberries, melon, pineapple, grapes) and a veggie (baby carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumber slices)
-mini turkey meatloafs, a veggie and a fruit
-chicken stirfry and brown rice
-chicken sausage and sauerkraut skillet
-small twice baked potatoes with turkey sausage and broccoli

A lot of them are recipies from Eatingwell. I also keep reduced fat cheese sticks and other portion controlled snacks at the office for that 2:30-3:00 pm hunger. I don't expect lunch to last me until I get home at 6-6:30.

DROPCONE Posts: 1,592
8/6/13 10:19 A

I like black beans topped with salsa on a corn tortilla. You can add cheese or sour cream, or even plain (not vanilla) yogurt.

MANDYMAE3386 SparkPoints: (2,024)
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8/6/13 9:36 A

THANK YOU!!!! this helps me allot!!

SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 2,320
8/6/13 9:29 A


2 chicken legs w/o the skin are 74 calories each. Add a veggie & a cup of applesauce.

Make chili but use Jennie O 99% Fat Free Ground turkey instead of Ground tastes the same. The 99% fat free has no skin added to the mix

A little tuna salad, or Chicken Salad, lettuce - 0 carbs

Hebrew National 97% fat free hot dog, scramble with egg whites...some onion or green pepper for variation, no bread, no bread, no preservative, no fillers, no nitrates the best dog or pair 2 sliced dogs over sauerkraut w/caraway seeds

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

1 Pork Chop 200 calories, 1/4 Head of Cabbage with butter and caraway seeds, unlimited green beans with 1 tsp. of sesame seeds for crunch and cholesterol health.

How about 2 taco's about 110 calories for both...fill with shredded lettuce and you choice of scrambled egg whites & onions, tuna tacos, salmon tacos, chopped tomatoes or salsa, and a dollop of sour cream.... Add refried beans for variation. Or just use some left over spaghetti noodles with the sauce and fill the's really good!

Chickpea and tomato salad, kidney bean salad

Gorton's Grilled Garlic & lemon 2 Filets are 200 Calories, 2 carbs Add some steamed green beans with sesame seeds or almonds

MANDYMAE3386 SparkPoints: (2,024)
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8/6/13 8:52 A

I am super tired of eating sandwiches and salads are not filing at all, does anyone know any other lunch ideas? I cannot choke down another turkey sandwich

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