Breakfast and Lunches for work

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JettaGurl

Joined: Aug 12
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Posted: 27 Aug 2012, 07:29
I try to bring my breakfast and lunches to work with me everyday, and I have a good mix of breakfasts that I eat:
- Oatmeal with frozen berries all warmed up together
- Egg whites with toast (we have a toaster and microwave at work)
- Egg whites with herbs, or salsa (makes an nice omlette)
- Cereal with milk
etc.

But the trouble I seem to have is coming up with lunch ideas! I like my veggies and salads and all, but there is only so much salad I can eat. I'm also pretty picky on salad dressings and only really like one or two. Besides salads, I try to bring soups, sandwiches, etc but I'm really looking for some new ideas.

Can anyone provide some new and 'exciting' lunch ideas that I can take to work? Even just some kind of new sandwich... different from the bread, meat, lettuce, tomato, pickle sandwich I seem to make and eat repeatedly!
thynes

Joined: Mar 11
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Posted: 27 Aug 2012, 08:15
I'm all about the left overs! I make chicken and pork enderloin alot so I'll throw that in a container and then a small salad or some veggies to munch on. A Rice bowl you can premake and warm up maybe. As for sandwiches I use hummus or taztziki instead of mayo. Other condiments could be a healthy homemade pesto, toamto sauce, etc... Tuna and tatz with cucumber slices and spinach leaves or Tukey, hummus and roasted red peppers in a low carb wrap are a couple basic faves. Grilled veggies that are left over with slaw mix in a low carb pita or wrap with hummus is yummy too. Whatever I have for leftover I throw in a wrap.
Peak and other's food diaries, you'll find greeat ideas!
Neptunebch

Joined: Jun 12
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Posted: 27 Aug 2012, 08:31
Preparing meals for work helps me too. To keep my salads from getting on my nerves I make my own salad dressing so I have the flavors I like instead of store bought. I make a lemon, Dijon, wine vinegar, EVOO that I love and keeps me liking my veggies. I add chopped jicama instead of croutons, chop up baby carrots in little round disks, broccoli & tomatoes with romaine. I know you wanted sandwich ideas but I never get full with a healthy sandwich AND I want to get my veggies in early with the salad. I agree with Thynes, sneak around at the other diaries. Enjoy!
cerobit

Joined: Jul 12
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Posted: 27 Aug 2012, 09:17
My wife is finally bringing leftovers into work. We make sure to always at least double our meals so we have plenty of leftovers. And I keep lots of fresh veggies in the fridge, so she can just grab and go.

Also, I keep plenty of rice, potatoes and squashes, cooked and ready to go. Easy to add leftovers to those. And I keep sauces ready to throw on top.

Sure beats the sodium laden frozen meals, and saving us some dough too!
dx w/inoperable brain tumor 9/12, so nutrition is vital. Dedicated to slaying this beast.

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