Low Carb Frequently Asked Questions - Ideas for portable lunch other than salads?
02-03-2011, 12:42 AM
I've just started a new job, and have to bring a lunch. Due to some health issues I really can't tolerate lettuce very well, so what low carb ideas can I pack for lunch? Not even sure I can get to the microwave, so it needs to be self contained.
Also breakfast ideas are welcome. Low carb works well for me but I get stuck when I can't figure out these kinds of issues and just give in and eat the high carb food that is available.
02-03-2011, 12:52 AM
Ms Bento Lunch jar. Totally worth the cost! Just check through the other sizes for what you actually want/need.
Or the Lock & Lock Lunch set. We have a few of those too. Again... check through sizes.
02-03-2011, 12:55 AM
hard boiled eggs, cottage cheese with low carb fruit, peanut butter, bacon strips, - for breakfast stuff
lunch - soup in a thermos, low carb tortilla, with cheese and lunch meat, tuna, hummus?? grilled chicken,
Just a couple of ideas....
02-03-2011, 01:02 AM
I like to take Fage Greek Yogurt and dip persian cucumbers into it and I also crunch on almonds as well. You could also toss some olives in there. Yum!
Sometimes, I just take turkey cold cuts (low sodium) wrapped into some Munster cheese. It's super quick and filling. I don't do the tortillas at this point but if you do, then you could just wrap it in that.
02-03-2011, 02:29 PM
Thanks for the ideas, any more are welcome!
03-23-2011, 11:08 AM
I like omelettes, even at room temperature. Even for lunch and dinner.
What about no-lettuce salads? Cucumber/tomato/onion in balsamic, or greek style with cucumber and olives?
Those mini-cans of tuna are really, really convenient!
03-23-2011, 11:15 AM
I second a low-carb tortilla filled with a variety of stuff... sometimes I do grilled chicken, some chredded cheese and a little salsa, or I'll use canned chicken or tuna to make chicken/tuna salad using mayo and sugar free relish!
And does spinach cause you problems?
08-25-2011, 08:17 PM
I almost always eat in and keep packets of tuna, salmon or chicken in my desk. Then on the way to work I drive thru McDonalds or Wendy's and pick up a side salad. Easy easy. Then I eat and read on my lunch hour.