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Please give me ideas for bag lunches

Hi, I am getting so sick of the food I bring to work every day. I have been buying food at lunch b/c I hate eating the same bagged lunch every day and I need some suggestions! I don't really have a lot of time to prepare, so I need something rather quick. This is what I am sick of:

hard boiled eggs
yogurt
soup
lean pockets
string cheese
carrot sticks
apples


If you have any other ideas for quick, healthy bagged lunches, please let me know!


Wed. Aug 15, 11:21am

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orange, peach, nectarine, grapes, banana
veggies and hummus
amy's frozen veggie pockets and burritos
salad

Wednesday, August 15, 2007, 11:27 AM

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Leftovers from dinner - those are my favorite!

-Turkey avocado sandwich (or really, any sandwich) - just use whole grain or low calorie bread
-baked potato topped with veggies
-lean cuisines
-tuna (sandwich, salad, or with whole grain crackers)
-banana and peanut butter


Wednesday, August 15, 2007, 11:42 AM

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smoked fish on crackers
white bean paste instead of hummus once in a while
applesauce cups
raw nuts (almonds are great)
fruit leathers
yogurt and fruit smoothies in a thermos
cottage cheese w/ fruit


Wednesday, August 15, 2007, 12:01 PM

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I'm into packing a salad w/lotsa veggies on it.
Often I will cook up a few chicken breasts one day a week & separate them into bags. It is a little bit of prep. work, but is nice to have lean protein over my salad.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007, 12:12 PM

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Not the og poster but wanted to say good idea 12:12. I think I will use that one. Thanks!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007, 3:35 PM

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I make extra salad for dinner and take some for lunch then top with a little protien, leftovers from dinner or canned tuna, sometimes a little feta cheese or sprinkling of almonds or walnuts, and my favorite low fat dressing. Add a piece of seasonal fresh fruit. I never get tired of this and it takes almost no extra time to make.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007, 10:38 PM

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I make extra dinner and take the left overs the next day. Tomorrow I am having an asian noodle salad for lunch (at work) and a turkey, tomato, eggplant and yorshire pudding casserole for dinner (also at work). The second one sounds gross but man is it amazing! Its even a Richard Simmons dish lol.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007, 11:47 PM

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Being single and living alone I use my crock pot to make massive amounts of soups, stews and chicken, then portion it out all at once to make like 7 portions, one for each day...it seems to work. 4 chicken breasts, one quart of salsa, frozen corn for 6 hours...YUMMY!

Thursday, August 16, 2007, 12:53 AM

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I love the cooking ahead ideas! I am a college student and yesterday was my first day back to class. I arranged my schedule so I would have 45 min. for lunch. I went and stood in line for 40 min and never did get any food errr so I am packing my lunch from now on. Also I will bring some almonds in a snack bag, they really seem to help. I don't want to get home and pig out because I am starved from no food!! I loved the idea about cooking a bag of chicken a week as well as the crockpot idea. I am not sure if there is a microwave around so I will make cold stuff until I find out! Thanks ya'll

Thursday, August 16, 2007, 7:47 AM

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Cooking ahead is the best idea. Or just making extra and bringing the leftovers for lunch the next day. Here's what I like to make:
- chili
- soups and stews
- salads
- sandwiches
- bring fixings for burritos - lettuce, tomato, beans, tortillas, cheese - and make them for the week
- fresh fruit
- nuts
- applesauce


Thursday, August 16, 2007, 1:01 PM

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What about a turkey wrap. I have found that Philly fat free cream cheese is excellent with it. And low cal.

Thursday, August 16, 2007, 4:17 PM

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Here's a filling recipe that you can make for dinner one night and take leftovers for lunch the following days...Turkey chili, it's from Men's Health magazine...
1 lb lean turkey, browned
Add 1 can Rotel(diced tomatoes), drain canned sweet corn, 1 packet (or I add 1/2 packet bc of sodium) taco seasoning, 1/4 cup water (or more to taste), and 1 can drained and rinsed black beans. Heat through about 20 mins. YUM, lots of protein.

Thursday, August 16, 2007, 5:14 PM

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Bumble Bee Tuna's spicy thai pepper(something like that) and add it to a pack of Uncle Ben's microwavable brown rice.

Thursday, August 16, 2007, 5:16 PM

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Bump

Thursday, March 20, 2008, 9:45 AM

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If you have access to a microwave, I've found that the Smart Ones meals are awesome!!! I usually have one and then some fruit, veggie or yogurt.

Thursday, March 20, 2008, 10:41 AM

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I eat a salad
my husband likes those southbeach wraps or southbeach sub sandwiches
grapes are great
any 100 calorie snack pack
sugar free pudding
soup

Thursday, March 20, 2008, 6:52 PM

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If you don't have access to a frig then the one serving bags of tuna are great: I dress mine with a made ahead mix of lime juice, chili sauce and small amount of pickle relish. You can put it on a salad, or use crackers, bread or a wrap, if allowed.

I also love this mix: when the tomatoes are good, it's my first choice:

2 tomatoes chopped 1/2" (I like to drink the juice of the mix to top off my meal, but, it won't be as wet if you squeeze out some juice and seeds first)
1 chopped red or green pepper
1 or 1/2 chopped celery stalk (your choice)
About the same amount chopped cucumber as tomato
Pressed garlic, if desired
1 T of Balsamic vinegar, or to taste (I like it tart!)
Handful chopped fresh basil
2 oz crumbled feta
Salt and Pepper

The entire recipe is only about 210 calories, with medium tomatoes and full fat feta. I usually only eat half: it makes a lot! It's great by itself, in half a whole wheat pita, over a salad.


Friday, March 21, 2008, 10:56 AM

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I'll take some leftover pasta and some leftover beans, add chopped Roma tomato, fresh basil, grated cheese, olive oil, and basamic vinegar in a container; throw in a couple of olives. Make the night before.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008, 1:11 PM

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Want to really lose weight???

Don't eat lunch, eat healthy snacks every 2 hours.

banana, tuna, V-8...
those Bumble Bee Tuna's spicy thai pepper are delicious but FULL of sugar - just bring a can-opener and eat tuna out of a coffee cup with a plastic spoon with mustard and relish - 150 cals almost all protein & a little omega 3

gross ? - who cares !

Wednesday, April 09, 2008, 1:30 PM

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L-E-F-T-O-V-E-R-S !!!!!!!!!!!!

Be creative in the kitchen for dinner - try Rachel Ray 30 min meals or something - and then eat that for lunch the next day

Wednesday, April 09, 2008, 2:22 PM

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