Easy to pack for school/work High protein meals

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  1. LaurenAshley

    LaurenAshley We are all made of stars

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    I have work from 9:30-12:30 and class from 1:00-4:00 so I pack lunches for myself.

    I am trying to eat small meals during the day that are high in protein, low in carbs, and low in sugar.

    Some of the ideas I have are to pack some whey protein powder and a bottle of water and just shake it up for one small meal.

    Then my other idea was to get some of the sliced grilled chicken that you can used for salads and some fruit for a small side.

    I'm trying to think of ideas that aren't too expensive and don't take a lot of preparation.

    Let me know what ideas you may have. Thanks!
     
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    Creator The Creator Has a Master Plan

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    homemade protein bars
    deli meat
    cans of tuna
    nuts
     
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    LaurenAshley We are all made of stars

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    Thanks for the advice! Great ideas. How do you make a protein bar?
     
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    Do you have access to a fridge?
     
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    - Whey protein in a bottle. Just fill with cold water when ready.

    - Beef Jerky. High in sodium but fits your criteria otherwise.

    - Nuts/Seeds. Pumpkin seeds are my favorite.

    - Greek yogurt. If you freeze it the night before, it should thawed by the time you eat it a few hours later I assume.

    - Protein bars (if you want low sugar, do home-made).

    - Get some low carb bread and cut 1 slice in half for a half-sandwich and load it up with deli meat.

    - Low fat string cheese (awesome high protein snack and very portable).
     
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    roasted soy beans.

    note: high in fibre though, so get ready for the shits in the middle of class :o
     
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    and :werd: to the homemade protein bars. just google it dude, lots of good recipes out there. I rock those during the 10am class everday :coold:
     
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    at work I will from (9:30-12:30)
     
  9. LaurenAshley

    LaurenAshley We are all made of stars

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    I didn't realize string cheese had protein.. I LOVE STRING CHEESE

    Thank you so much for your ideas :)!
     
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    LaurenAshley We are all made of stars

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    :mamoru: where do you get these? Are they high in calories?
     
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    LaurenAshley We are all made of stars

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    that's the point..

    I need food that's easy to bring to class.. stuff I can munch on, easy to make, but high in protein, low sugar, low carbs.
     
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    baggie of almonds + fruit
     
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    :mamoru:

    i don't bother to heat my shit up. Cold chicken and hard boiled eggs and veggies. Cold steak and brown rice and veggies and sweet potato.

    Shit is still :bowdown:
     
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    I dont even heat my shit up at work and people are mostly used to my 'strange' eating ways.

    Nuked chicken is fucking gross.

    I just made chicken with fucking mustard though and holy hot digity damn is that good, how'd i never do that before
     
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    The Frigo lite string cheese has 2g fat, 1g carb, 8g protein PER STICK.
    I used to regularly bring 2 of those + 1 oz of almonds + 1 scoop whey as a snack during class.

    That right there is over 45g protein and less than 10g carbs.

    Another go-to for me when cutting was peanut butter sandwiches on low-carb bread + 1 scoop whey.
    If you look hard enough you can find bread at trader joes or whole foods with only 8-10g carbs per slice. It fills you up quite nicely.
     
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    Yeah, microwaved chicken is gross.

    I used to fill tupperware with the barilla protein plus pasta (higher in protein and fiber than other pastas) and throw in grilled chicken, salt, pepper, oregano, and drizzle italian dressing on it. Put it in the fridge over night and the next day it tastes great when cold. It's like a cold chicken salad or anti-pasta type deal.
     
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    chicken breast, fish, protein shake, etc... mix with some sort of healthy fat like avocado, olive oil, etc (unless it's fatty fish).... Refridgerate at work, eat between work and class. done. If you can only eat in class then munch on some fruit/nuts on the way there and then have a shake or something while in class... I always thought it was weak how people would eat a whole meal throughout class saying they had no time elsewhere when I had a crazy schedule and was still able to get 3500+ calories in every day without ever eating anything in class. It's rude to be distracting yourself and others with containers, filling the air with nasty smells, chewing loudly and whatever else comes along with eating in that environment. Unless you're a jacked ass Frank Dux then it's justified.


    The easiest way to cut down on prep time is just make extra food when you cook your dinner and separate it into a container for the next day.
     
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    Maybe I'm a little paranoid, but the phytoestrogens in soy worry me too much to consume it regularly.
     
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    fuck soy, and deli meats too. I mean a sandwich is okay every now and then but I wouldn't eat that all the time. Too processed
     
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    Is there a trick to buying bags of beef jerky? I swear everytime I buy a bag I get 8 big pieces of jerky which is the equivalent of chewing on a sole of a shoe. Then maybe 6 or 7 small pieces of decent beef jerky.
     
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    best snack evar:

    Cracked Pepper & Olive Oil Triscuits:

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    Sliced turkey breast:

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