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January 29, 2013 11:48 AM
i usually try to cook something on the weekend to take all week for lunches. this has been turkey meatloaf, turkey burgers, chicken sandwiches, pork sandwiches, lasagna, or i just bring left overs from the night before.

i dont care for cold lunches, so if i have to throw it in the microwave for 2 minutes, so be it.
January 29, 2013 11:49 AM

I usually cook enough for dinner to bring for lunch. Does the trick.
Oorah, Looks like you are a Marine wife!! I'm a Marine Mom so the pic caught my eye.
I'm with you though just cook enough at dinner time for lunch the next day. That seems to
be the easiest.
January 29, 2013 11:49 AM
I usually pack a lunch (dinner leftovers).
Jimmy Johns delivers so I do that if I forgot.
Otherwsie I keep a stash of crackers and soup, tuna and pickles, low sodium V-8, and other random things I can eat for lunch if I forgot and don't want a sandwich.

I made a large pot of the Eating Well Garden Veggie Soup on Sunday. That will be my lunch for the majority of the week, with some crakers today, and bread rest of the week (if I remember to make some tonight). We're not planning on dinners this week where we'd likly have leftovers.
Edited by Jaulen On January 29, 2013 11:49 AM
January 29, 2013 11:49 AM
I've been making a large pot of soup every Sunday and ration it out through the week with a half sandwich. It's Mullagatawny this week.
January 29, 2013 11:50 AM
oh yah im not much of a cook either. I hate it. I cook once a week and store it. Preplan!
January 29, 2013 11:50 AM
I cook and freeze my meals on the weekend. I make chicken, fish, or pork chops. Then I just buy frozen veggies and put a serving in with either some black beans or roasted potatoes. Its pretty quick to just grab one and heat it up for a few minutes.
January 29, 2013 11:52 AM
On the weekend, I grill or broil a couple boneless/skinless chicken breasts, freeze them and then reheat them with Green Giant boxed vegetables. Also sandwiches, left overs or frozen lean cuisine or smart ones pasta dishes. I always add a salad or soup on the side.

I bought one of the desktop crockpots to heat my lunch at my desk and avoid the lines for the microwaves. I highly recommend one!
January 29, 2013 12:02 PM
Thanks everyone really appreciate all if you for giving me some new lunch ideas :)
January 30, 2013 11:16 AM
special K has some really good breakfast sandwiches for 240 calories a piece ... and then I just add apples or yogurt etc.
January 30, 2013 11:43 AM
I like the salads at Which Wich. My fav is 220 calories. Black Bean Patty Bowl with Spinach, Avocado, Carmelized onions, Mushrooms, Tomatoes and Cucumbers. Then add your dressing. I like Honey Mustard. Lots of fiber and veggies in that one! It keeps me super full all day at work!

I also like to bring raw veggies and hummus and have them along side these little souffles from Costco called Garden Lites. Those are only 150-170 calories each.

It's not a bad idea to eat more calories than that at lunch, but that's what works for me. And it leaves a little cushion for a treat like dessert or a glass of wine with dinner.
January 30, 2013 11:50 AM
This needs more ideas and to keep the thread going:
I do an avocado w/ a lime and some chile sauce.
I make sandwich thin w/ roast beef and some horseradish dip light sour cream/yourt
Always an egg
Tuna or egg salad either w/ a sandwich thin or just lettuce w/ fat free mayo or yogurt or only 1tbsp of regular mayo
My gallon bag of vegetables
A piece of fruit
Thermos of some kind of soup...last one was lentil yum!
Cottage cheese w/ tomatoes
Cucumbers w/ light sour cream and yogurt
mini pizzas on a sandwich thin w/ mozzarella, turkey pep, veggies, and some spaghetti sauce
Dinner left over, I ususally dont do this because my dinner is the most caloric rich meal
Chicken salad w/ fat free mayo or yogurt or 1tbsp of regular mayo
Veggie patty your choice of fixins sometime bbq sauce, or a taziki, or hot sauce on a sandwich thin or just lettuce

Keep the great ideas coming...
February 1, 2013 7:42 PM
Grill veggies [spinach, zucchini, mushrooms, etc] with fat free feta cheese, sometimes I add tofu and a low cal, low carb flat bread

1/2 cup cereal with milk and side of fruit

cottage cheese and 5 or 6 stacey's pita chips and a fruit

combine red chopped cabbage, some lime juice and greek yogurt with pita chips or crackers

hard boiled egg, fruit and chopped veggies like peppers, carrots or cucumbers

smile I agree- everyone's suggestions are helping me to expand what I eat. It's funny how you just continue to make the same thing until you hear ideas. This was a great question!

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