What can I pack for lunch that is healthy?

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  1. Malice

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    Lunch seems to be the hardest meal to deal with, there is so much fast food shit, what are some things I can take with me to work so I dont eat shitty food?
     
  2. Lurker111

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    If you have a microwave and refrigerator at work you can take practically anything you want. If not what is available at your workplace?
     
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    on sunday, cook a shit load of lean meats (chicken) and veggies. Put in tupperware containers and place in fridge.

    take w/u to work. serve and enjoy :yum:
     
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    Since I mostly eat frozen vegetables I don't even cook them at home. I just toss them in some tupperware still frozen and cook them in a microwave at work.
     
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    how long would that last in the refridgerator? would it last the whole week?
     
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    yep..chicken should last 5 days in the fridge sealed in a container
     
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    10oz top round steak
    Potato and Prawn salad with olive oil dressing
    2 servings of low carb GROW! as a drink
     
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    I take salads and meat, low-carb bagels made into sandwiches (lean turkey bacon, fat-free cheese, alfalfa sprouts)..cottage cheese with cinnamon and splenda..take anything if you have a fridge to work with.
     
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    every night i cook 6-8 chiciken tenderloins throw in the brown rice and eat it through out the day, been doing it for 3 yrs now.
     
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    damn rights. that's what i do. 10 tupperware containers for my 5 day work week (2 meals a day at work).

    I spend 2-3 hours saturday or sunday afternoon cooking. Rice, potatoes, noodles, chicken breast, beef, frozen veggies.

    1 of my meals looks like:

    1 Cup Beef Stirfry/Chicken Breast
    1 Cup Noddles (With 1 Tbsp sausce)/Rice/Mashed Potatoes
    1/2 Cup Frozen Mixed Veggies.


    Example:
    Code:
    Chicken: 221/5/0/42
    Noodles: 212/2/40/8
    Mixed Veggies: 54/0/12/3
    
    For a grand total of Calories: 450, Fat: 7, Carbs: 52, Protine: 53
    
    And it's cheap too! 10 meals of that size are about $2.00 Cnd. Freeze it, toss it in the microwave for 4 mins and voila! Instant full meal at work. Follow up with a piece of fruit or protien shake. :yum:

    I need to do an EDU on this next week. From shopping to end product :).
     
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    Oh yeah, dont cook with butter/margerine. Pam and teflon FTMFW. Also cut out salts and use more spices like oragino, rosemary, cumin, currey. The Asian Food's section at your local market can make these meals really interesting. I'm addicted to a Greek Flavouring spice. :drool:

    Eating health with preped food doesn't have to taste bad at all!
     
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    DEFINITELY in for this :wiggle:
     
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    Please do....I can't wait for this write up.
     
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    In for the EDU.

    What I do right now, is pretty similar.

    Every week, I fire up the smoker, and toss on a ton of chicken breasts, pork and beef.

    Then I slice up the meat on a daily basis, and toss it on some whole wheat bread, and pair it with a Yogurt and fruit.

    mmmm... Smoked Chicken for lunch today...

    Dammit. Now i'm hungry!
     
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    I'm starving now..
     
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    i just had the most wonderful breakfast ever
     
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    What I brought today:
    1 cup cottage cheese, 1 mini fruit cup
    Can of Campbell's Chunky Soup- pick 'em right and they're a decent lunch
    Low-carb bagel
    Big salad with 1/4 cup fat-free grated cheese and 4 oz of chicken

    That'll be my meals today at work, with plenty of crystal light, water and diet coke.
     
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    5 oz lean beef steak
    1 cup tomato sauce
    1/2 cup onions
    3 cups broccoli cuts
    1 1/3 tsp olive oil

    i cook the meat on the george foreman to medium rare
    slice it into small pieces and throw in the skillet w/ the olive oil
    after cooking meat for ~1 min or so throw in sauce and onions
    cook frozen broccoli in microwave and then dump into the skillet
    final cooking of all ingredients / stir together for ~1-2 mins

    dump all that goodness into a mid-side tupperware container

    i usually repeat this process 3 more times and now have 4 excellent lunches for work
     
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    it's supar easy... the steaks i use are these 5 oz bacon wrapped filets that come in "two-fer" packs at my HEB grocery store. :yum:

    i cook the steak on the george foreman and then take the bacon off and toss it before i throw the meat in the skillet. :mamoru:

    also if you don't want to take the time to chop onions i sometimes use canned chopped tomatoes "italian style" that comes with chopped onions and green chiles inside. will use 1/2 cup of this instead of the onions. :wiggle:
     
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    ^ if you buy the 8 oz canned tomato sauce and use the canned chopped tomatoes and onions as mentioned above you hardly have to do any work at all!

    :big grin:
     
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    Tuna out of teh pouch ftw.
     
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    Lately I've just been going to the store and getting either a tuna pouch, the tuna lunch kit (tuna, relish, crackers), or a sandwich from the store with pretty much no mayo or mustard, mainly just meat, some pepper jack, lettuce, tomato, and onions.
     
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    tortillas
    chicken/turkey
    salad/lettuce mix
    walnuts/almonds
    a bit of ranch dressing

    wraps for the win
     
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