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HungryHungryHippo
12-13-2012, 10:55 PM
Sometimes I do these decorating jobs that go over the lunch hour. I can eat while I work, but it has to be finger food, and it can't be messy. I usually have almonds as a protein, and I have been doing popcorn as a veggie, but I know that's a stretch, and I just googled it, and, in fact, it is a grain. Any other veggie ideas? I've done baby carrots, but they're a little unsatisfying without any dip or dressing. I have thought about kale chips--but $4.99 a serving is a little pricey. Thanks!


Fluffypuppy
12-13-2012, 11:11 PM
How about edamame? If you have a microwave. Or does it need to be raw?

LockItUp
12-13-2012, 11:13 PM
I'm a fan of sliced cucumber. I love sugar snap peas too. Those would both work probably.


twinieten
12-13-2012, 11:17 PM
My first thought was baby carrots.... Honestly, i think any veggie leaves much to be desired without dressing to dip, but I try to avoid the dips. Sliced green peppers, cucumbers, or raw broccoli or cauliflower are good. Maybe a little salt if you can stop and sprinkle. If you're worried about food poisoning and letting them get warm, pack a little lunch bag with an ice pack in it, something small that might even fit in your purse.

Edemame, even if you warm it and it cools would be good. Pop them out of their shells and just carry a baggy full of beans.

You can always buy the green smoothie mixes, but those are probably a little bit on the spendy side. You might just have to get used to eating your veggies "dry".

scoutycat
12-13-2012, 11:47 PM
veggie soup in a thermos you can sip from?

scoutycat
12-13-2012, 11:49 PM
or a veggie wrap - light cream cheese, whatever veggies you like on a rolled tortilla

happynottsgirl
12-14-2012, 04:25 AM
cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes

losermom
12-14-2012, 07:14 AM
My fav is a sliced red bell pepper. Yumm!

newleaf123
12-14-2012, 07:23 AM
Zucchini spears

Misti in Seattle
12-14-2012, 07:50 AM
My fav is a sliced red bell pepper. Yumm!

Exactly what I was going to say! They are delicious.

Cauliflower would also be a good one.

dstalksalot
12-14-2012, 08:53 AM
What about something like baked veggie chips? This may be more of a snack, but they are worth looking into.

I love snap peas!

sontaikle
12-14-2012, 11:01 AM
Asparagus steamed ahead of time is like potato chips to me

krampus
12-14-2012, 11:17 AM
Cherry/grape tomatoes. I know they're technically a fruit...

elvislover324
12-14-2012, 11:18 AM
I have thought about kale chips--but $4.99 a serving is a little pricey.

Kale chips made at home would cost less than half of that and you'd get 3-4 huge servings out of one bunch!

I wouldn't buy bagged ones; they aren't half as good as homemade with a light coating of evoo and a sprinkle of salt or nutritional yeast. They will last a day or 2 in a zip lock back. YUM!

gardenerjoy
12-14-2012, 12:09 PM
Would it be possible to re-think your day? Call whatever you eat at noontime a "snack," say nuts and fruit, and then fix a giant salad when you get home, calling it lunch. I have weird days sometimes and that's how I handle it.

Jentry07
12-14-2012, 12:09 PM
Kale chips made at home would cost less than half of that and you'd get 3-4 huge servings out of one bunch!

I wouldn't buy bagged ones; they aren't half as good as homemade with a light coating of evoo and a sprinkle of salt or nutritional yeast. They will last a day or 2 in a zip lock back. YUM!

I was going to mention this as well!!! Making your own Kale chips at home are so easy and so much cheaper than buying them! I even add some different spices, like chili powder or onion powder, to give them a bit more satisfying flavor!

Missy Krissy
12-14-2012, 03:18 PM
I second the sugar snap peas - they're portable, require no prep whatsoever, and are delish!

HungryHungryHippo
12-14-2012, 11:01 PM
Thank you guys for all the great suggestions!! I'll do sugar snap peas next, and look into making kale chips. I'd also forgotten about sun-dried tomatoes and dried peas.

Riddy
01-06-2013, 01:54 PM
I love those little multi colored bell peppers - just hold the stems and eat around the seeds.

MarjorieMargarine
01-07-2013, 01:57 AM
I'd be careful with dried veggies- esp. sun dried tomatoes, they can be high cal. Can you bring a little tupperware cup of dressing/dip? I agree with grape tomatoes...they're super good. Especially if you brought a string cheese along with them and ate a bite of string cheese and then a little tomato. You can also stuff pea pods with ff cream cheese or light laughing cow or something if you have the time in the morning and then eat like a finger food.