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Posted: 09 Mar 2011, 13:19
ok, this might not be revolutionary to you all, but I tried it today and wow was it great.

Let me preface by saying that I don't eat any of the frozen meals out there, because i cannot stand the flavor, but i tried a green valley fresh steamer today called "Healthy colors". Its a steampack of tomato, zuccini, peppers and carrots in an olive oil herb sauce - I added some chicken to it and for under 300 calories, I am litterally STUFFED!!!

Anyone else do this or have any of your own clever ideas on lunch options?

Serving Size 1/2 cup cooked (111g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 10Calories 40
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 220mg 9%
Total Carbs 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 1g

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Posted: 09 Mar 2011, 14:25
I have a non-sandwich lunch favorite that also happens to be low-carb, even though I'm not low-carbing. I make a simple egg salad with 1 or 2 hard boiled eggs and 1 Tbsp of light mayo, some celery salt, onion powder and pepper to taste. Then I put that on a bed of raw baby spinach leaves and crumbled two strips of either turkey bacon or lean center cut regular bacon over it. I call it my "egg-spinach-bacon" salad and it's delicious!

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Posted: 09 Mar 2011, 14:43
I cook a big batch of something on Sunday, and then bring it to work during the week. Last Sunday I marinated albacore tuna steaks in ginger, garlic, and mirin then broiled them, stir-fried bok choy in garlic and ginger, and made a winter squash, corn, and lemongrass soup. I'm not a great cook by any stretch of the imagination, but my own cooking is a million times better than anything prepared, and the whole operation took me around an hour.

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Posted: 09 Mar 2011, 15:19
I'm also big on leftovers- just make a big batch of something and put it away in portions, then add fresh fruit and veggies on the side for a full lunch.

In the absence of leftovers, I'll sometimes nuke a whole potato in the microwave before I leave in the morning, then cut it in half and put it in a container, dump a bunch of frozen brocolli on top and take it to work. At lunch time, I'll heat it up and then mash in a wedge or two of laughing cow light for an easy "stuffed baked potato". Salads with grilled chicken are also easy to do. Fill a large container with the lettuce, dry toppings, and chicken, then add the salad dressing when its time for lunch.

@ Katballew- I like your lunch idea- I'll have to give it a shot sometime soon! I love egg salad and I always forget about it. And bacon makes anything better!

@ Hoster - love your idea too. I've never really cooked tuna steaks and have been meaning to give them a shot and your preparation sounds simple and tasty. I'm going to pick some up this weekend!
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