Simply Filling/Core - Help Need Lunch Ideas!!!!

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08-14-2006, 10:13 AM
Hi! I've decided to try core and need lunch ideas. My problem is I do NOT have access to a refrigerator or microwave at lunch. I do have access to a cooler. Any help greatly appreciated!


Oh yeah does SF cool whip count as core?

08-14-2006, 10:57 AM
I'll answer the easy question first. No Cool Whip is Core. Some are low calorie enough that one serving is no points. I don't count points for my Cool Whip unless I use a lot in a recipe.

Yikes on lunch! I have a hard time and I'm retired. I think salads and fruit with FF cottage cheese would work for you. Consider soup in a thermos. I love Healthy Choice split pea with ham and Progresso Lentil. I make a Cornmeal chicken recipe that I absolutely adore cold. It's on our menu board. Hope this helps.

08-14-2006, 01:56 PM
I think you need to think about salads, or cut up veggies and maybe some tuna salad or egg salad or chicken salad made w/ff mayo? I agree that sliced cold chicken breast on a salad is also great!

Soups in a thermos as Vickie mentioned should also work - as would some stews or pasta dishes using whole wheat pasta?

Good luck!


08-14-2006, 04:10 PM
Hard boiled eggs or raw veggies.

08-14-2006, 06:55 PM
That's a tough one! I like to cook chicken in the crockpot in ff italian. It is very good cold and would make a good sandwich or topper for salad. Or just by itself! Some homemade core hummus or other dip, veggies, core cheeses, soups....hmmm, I'm repeating everyone else here....I'll think about it!

08-14-2006, 08:25 PM
I make a couscous salad with diced cucumber, tomato, and scallion. I make the couscous with low salt chicken broth, fluff it, add the diced veggies, a splash of olive oil and I use apple cider vinegar. It's yummy cold or room temperature. Hope that helps.

08-14-2006, 08:39 PM
Are you able to take a cooler that has a cold-pack inside to keep things sort of cool? A baked potato with FF cheese and sour cream would keep well, as would bananas and apples, sliced tomatoes, even light string cheese (only 1 point).

08-14-2006, 08:57 PM
Taco salad! :T

08-15-2006, 09:51 AM
Thanks for the info. My cooler does keep things cold.