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tolose85
08-14-2006, 08:59 AM
I need to keep myself inspired and excited so let's talk about Lunch.

This will help keep us accountable AND give each other some ideas on lunch!


I'm Having:

Healthy Choice Chicken and Veggies meal - 160 cal 3 g fat
1 Peach-skinned 100 cal
1 Chocolate drizzle Special K bar 90 cal 1.5 fat

350 cal and 4.5g fat.

What's in your lunch box today?


nelie
08-14-2006, 09:43 AM
My lunch is...

1/2 cup mixed nonfat yogurt/nonfat cottage cheese, 1/4 cup wild blueberries, 1 tbsp flax meal

1 cup carrots, 1 tbsp hummus

1 cup brown rice, 1/2 cup kidney beans/black beans/tomatoes mixture, 1/2 cup eggplant/tomato mixture

That includes my lunch and snacks for the day.

BreakingFree
08-14-2006, 10:12 AM
My lunch is a combo of leftovers and new stuff:

1/2 wrap leftover from brunch - eggs, buffalo meat (!), cheese, fresh salsa
Steamed whole okra (leftover from dinner)
Orange bell pepper strips
grape tomatoes
peach

Also packed snacks:
Fat free yogurt
Fresh blueberries (to go in yogurt)
Granny Smith apple

I always pack a lot of food b/c getting too hungry is a recipe for disaster for me!

Hope everyone enjoys their lunch.


irisheyes213
08-14-2006, 10:25 AM
I am at home today but so far the lunch and snack plans include:

yogurt and strawberries
1/2 cup peanuts in the shell
celery with 1tbs cream cheese
Michelina's pepper steak frozen dinner
nectarine
1 oz cheese, 1/2 serving of turkey pepperoni

YP1
08-14-2006, 01:29 PM
Today I had a salad with spinach, sugar snap peas, red onion and beansprouts, 2 apples and a yoghurt for my lunch/snacks.

Sheila53
08-14-2006, 02:46 PM
My lunch will be a salad with garbanzo beans, red cabbage, romaine lettuce, spinach, radishes, cucumber, 1/4 avocado, grated carrots and a dressing of balsamic vinegar mixed with a tsp. of EVOO.

Jen415
08-14-2006, 03:45 PM
My lunch will be a salad with garbanzo beans, red cabbage, romaine lettuce, spinach, radishes, cucumber, 1/4 avocado, grated carrots and a dressing of balsamic vinegar mixed with a tsp. of EVOO.

Gotta ask...what is EVOO? (Knowing me, I bet it is something obvious!)

My lunch today: leftover chicken breast with a mix of peas, corn and lima beans, and a pear

newfiedarling
08-14-2006, 03:55 PM
Gotta ask...what is EVOO? (Knowing me, I bet it is something obvious!)

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Kashi
08-14-2006, 05:13 PM
• Tuna sandwich: 1/2 can of tuna (my lucky cat got the other half! ;)), Orowheat high fibre bread
• One sliced red bell pepper
• Two apple cinnamon rice cakes

It was very filling!

finn
08-15-2006, 06:57 AM
I've got 2 wholemeal pitta breads filled with mixed green leaves, cucumber, cherry tomatoes and a little salad cream. I've also got a mango and a raw carrot to much on :-)

Laura Philly
08-15-2006, 07:13 AM
A weight watchers chicken enchilada. It's quick and doesn't require much thinking on my part, that's when I get in trouble. I put a little fridge and microwave in my office. I keep carrots, celery and tomates on hand to snack.

howie6267
08-15-2006, 10:36 AM
I will be having beans and rice that was cooked with homemade salsa and lots of veggies added in. 1 apple and 1 peach.

Nori71
08-15-2006, 11:39 AM
I don't go to work until 1 today, so will not "pack a lunch", but I'm having a
Protein shake with berries - 160 cal
3/4 oz pepper jack cheese -75 cal
a peach - 60 cal
5 almonds

DeafinlySmart
08-15-2006, 11:49 AM
I took canned chicken (drained) and mixed it with lemon juice, pepper, almonds, 1 tbsp mayo. Spread it on one peice of toast (whole wheat double fiber bread). Then I topped it off with petite diced tomatos. YUM!

Short version: Ck salad on toast with tomatoes.

Approx (depending on your ingredients): 350 cal, 10 carbs, 39g protein, 7g fiber

newfiedarling
08-15-2006, 01:30 PM
Today I have leftover beef and broccoli stir fry, various chopped veggies, cottage cheese and a banana.

~Dee

mandalinn82
08-15-2006, 01:40 PM
Lunch today is leftover beef stew from last night.

I'm always amazed at how low cal a beef stew can be, yet soo satisfying.

Gardenwife
08-15-2006, 01:55 PM
I just had lunch, but this thread is still making me hungry! ;)

I had this for lunch:

1. One 2oz beef/pork hot dog with sauerkraut on a white bun (not the best choice, yeah...It was a leftover hot dog from a pack we bought at farmer's market, so at least they were better quality hot dogs, LOL)

2. A big, juicy fresh tomato from the garden

3. A big, crisp dark green bell pepper from the garden

I love veggies! :) Breakfast was steel cut oats with a tablespoon of peanut butter and 1/2 cup skim milk, so I'm doing well today in all.

YP1
08-15-2006, 04:03 PM
Today I had a cous cous salad with chickpeas, pine nuts, dried apricots, prunes and spring onions, with yoghurt and two apples. And some Green & Blacks...

Sheila53
08-15-2006, 04:08 PM
What are Green & Blacks??

I had the same thing I had yesterday (salad w/chickpeas and lots of veggies) because I liked it so much. Actually, I eat so many little meals that I don't really know which is lunch. :) I suppose the one closests to a normal lunch time??

jtammy
08-15-2006, 05:19 PM
I had leftover homemade chicken fajitas with two whole wheat tortillas. Chicken with green pepper, red pepper, onions, mushrooms, and zucchinis. Mid-afternoon snack was yogurt with fresh blueberries and strawberries and a Tbsp of grape-nuts.

DollyR
08-15-2006, 06:48 PM
My lunch was:

albacore tuna with light mayo
whole wheat wrap
nectarine
12 almonds
skinny cow sandwich

tolose85
08-15-2006, 08:49 PM
well- I worked straight through lunch on a huge client account. I had a granola bar-- but for dinner I had a very light version of Chicken cordon bleu... one chicken breast sliced a piece of FF cheese and one piece of low fat low sodium ham baked with fresh garlic, pepper and a few sprays of Parkay spray. Green Beans and for a little treat, a small DQ Icecream All for under my daily calories! I sneaked a peek-- I'm now down 8 lbs too! But I promise not to look again until Sunday!

tolose85
08-16-2006, 12:19 PM
Today (Wednesday) I had 7 peices of lean smoked turkey (only 50 calories too!) 2 pickle spears (0 cal) 1 serving of WOW chips (75 cal) and 20 table grapes (90) cal. So lets see thats.....215 cal and that's a lot of food for those calories. This morning I had a special K cereal bar for 90 cal so I'm up to 325 for the day and I'm having a take out big grilled chicken salad for dinner tonight. Sorry if this is boring stuff... Posting it keeps me motivated!

Anybody else wanna share??

nelie
08-16-2006, 12:30 PM
I just have to say that I love hominy. I think I'm going to have to eat it more often than I do.

Anyway lunch/snacks today are:
an orange
nonfat plain yogurt with blueberries and flax meal
carrots and hummus
brown rice with green beans, black bean/kidney bean/tomato mixture, eggplant/tomato mixture and hominy/fava bean mixture (basically small portions of leftovers over brown rice)

tolose85
08-16-2006, 12:33 PM
Nelie-- you eat so healthy! I wish I could eat more of the "health/super" type foods but I REALLY feel like I'm dieting then and it really plays mind games with me Maybe that will be the next phase into my diet... once I get the swing of things I can intro some of that food stuff.... GOsh, I feel so BAD in comparison to what you eat! You go girl!

What is flax meal? Sorry--- its probably a little dumb for me to not know but I don't know!

DeafinlySmart
08-16-2006, 12:43 PM
Tuna and 10 wheat crackers.

nelie
08-16-2006, 12:51 PM
Gretchen, I try to eat healthy and really it has been a process for me. My current stage is trying to cut back on the amounts that I eat and to portion control myself. Also when I eat this way, I really don't feel like I'm dieting, but I also think it is because my taste buds have changed and I really like the food I eat.

I think flax has lost popularity in the US but it is making a come back I think. Basically flax seed is a tiny seed that is full of omega 3 fats and fiber. Those are the same fats found in fish and fish oil. Our body has a hard time breaking open the flax seed, but if you grind it up, you make flax meal. So I add a little flax meal to my yogurt because it adds fiber (helps fill me up) and a healthy fat.

tolose85
08-16-2006, 12:56 PM
Thanks Nelie!

BreakingFree
08-16-2006, 01:15 PM
What are Green & Blacks??


I think it's chocolate, maybe dark chocolate.

nelie
08-16-2006, 01:39 PM
I was thinking Green & Blacks were olives... You know Green olives, black olives :)

YP1
08-16-2006, 03:23 PM
It's chocolate :)

Today was the same as yesterday, tomorrow I'll either be in a meeting (sandwiches and fruit) or I'll venture into the cafe at our Sheffield office which I have never bought lunch from before (I don't usually work out of that office). Looking at their menus they usually have some fairly healthy options, so fingers crossed!

finn
08-17-2006, 06:48 AM
Today I've got pasta with onions, garlic, red peppers, cherry tomatoes and spicy chilli sauce....with some fresh mango for a snack..yum!