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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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