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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
lean pockets
string cheese
carrot sticks

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

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 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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