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Old 04-22-2012, 04:01 AM   #1
 
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I am trying to find new foods for work lunches. I've been alternating between soup and sandwiches but I want something different. I'm thinking about filling salads. Because of crappy jaw issues I can't have anything too chewy or crunchy for the time being but it has to be filling. I'm trying to lose some weight too.

What's your favourite work lunch?
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:17 AM   #2
 
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Humous and yummy things to dip

I used to make up little risottos or stews and take them in in a wider hot flask.

I hate sandwiches *shudder*
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:20 AM   #3
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Tortillas w/ all kinds of yumminess in them...ham, chez, cream chez, turkey pepperoni, etc...
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:42 AM   #4
 
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On my last maternity leave I started having Healty Choice frozen meals because I was too busy/ tired to cook every day and didn't want fast food. I now have about 3 a week, usually chicken & veggie.
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Pasta Primavera - You can throw some chicken in there and you'll have all your food groups covered.

Yogurt

Hummus/pita

burritos

falafel
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I'm not sure if this helps, but I make dinner large enough to use for dinner and next day's lunch.

I pack it in my Ms. Bento. The bag holds my lunch and has room for my protein shake bottle.

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Yeah - dinners left over from the night before are great as lunches!
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:11 AM   #8
 
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Salads with a risoni/quinoa/coucous base can all be quite filling and healthy.
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:08 PM   #9
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Get some reheatable lidded glasses bowls and put leftovers in them after you head dinner. It's easy to take and it's something you will be able to chew.
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Because I don't have a lunch break, I eat whenever I get a chance. The phone is always ringing or someone is coming through the door, so whatever I eat can't be super messy, hard to eat, elaborate, or super stinky.

That said, my work lunches/dinners usually consist of snacks and appetizers, and that works for me because I am a grazer by nature. My normal eating habits involve shoving a little bit of everything in my mouth throughout the day.

For my "lunch" today, for instance, I packed tortilla chips and pico de gallo, carrot sticks and Catalina dressing, cheese cubes, and a buttload of blackberries. I also consider the coffee I sip on for 3 hours to be a snack.

I think if I had a proper lunch, I would bring left overs, and pasta, veg salad, fruit salad, chicken, wraps, potatoes-- pretty much anything that can be eaten cold or that can be popped into a microwave for 3 minutes or less.
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Old 04-22-2012, 01:59 PM   #11
 
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I've really been into the Starbucks Bistro Boxes lately.

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So, this week, I bought all the ingedients to make them for the week. This week, I'm making the Protein box. I just finished boiling my eggs and cleaning my fruit.

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Old 04-22-2012, 07:56 PM   #12
 
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If you make a batch of soup each weekend, then eventually, you'll have quite a bit of variety. You can alternate between chills, creamy ones, veggie ones, clear soups, noodles soups, etc.

Other options
Summer rolls
Stuffed grape leaves
Pâté or chopped liver with crackers not exactly low fat though.
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:47 PM   #13
 
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A favorite of mine is a can of tuna, chopped celery, 1/2 chopped apple, some hummus, and relish mixed together. Very filling!

I'm on a cottage cheese kick right now, so I like cottage cheese + chopped apple + some yogurt. It shouldn't bother your jaw.
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:06 AM   #14
 
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Hummus with carrots and celery and kalamata olives
Soup: I have corn chowder and carrot soup in the freezer
Dinner leftovers
Lettuce wraps
Sandwiches/wraps (rarely anymore)
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If you make a batch of soup each weekend, then eventually, you'll have quite a bit of variety. You can alternate between chills, creamy ones, veggie ones, clear soups, noodles soups, etc.
Yep, that's what I do. I freeze them in 1-cup containers so I just grab one and go. Today it's split pea soup
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I'm a big proponent of leftovers. I don't know if this is available in the UK but I LOVE mine. It's a huge lifesaver in terms of packing a warm lunch.

It will spill a bit for soup but I don't do that often. I bring it in and plug it in when I get to work and by lunch I have a warm, yummy lunch! For soups I pour it in when I get there.

I will often make up a batch of burritos on Sunday and take them all week. I do chicken/brown rice/black beans and whatever veggies you want. I hate a soggy tortilla so I fill them at work after I heat up the insides.
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If you make a batch of soup each weekend, then eventually, you'll have quite a bit of variety. You can alternate between chills, creamy ones, veggie ones, clear soups, noodles soups, etc.
Yep, that's what I do. I freeze them in 1-cup containers so I just grab one and go. Today it's split pea soup
Today it's basic asparagus soup. I added a bit of lemon zest this time and it really adds a nice springy punch.

I'm home a bit more right now since we had to unexpectedly pull the kiddos out of school. On the upside, I'm cooking more "thoughtful" meals. So lunch today was tuna salad w/ a bit of curry powder and fresh lemon on bavarian rye and carrot cake for dessert.

Here's the carrot cake recipe I used:

carrot cake with maple-cream cheese frosting | smitten kitchen

I didn't use any ground ginger (I was out) added, 1/4 tsp of clove, and added 1/2 tsp of vanilla. I also substituted grapeseed oil for canola because I don't use canola.

I'm making meatballs tonight for dinner and that will turn into lunch for tomorrow as meatball sliders.
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Wow.

Great suggestions, thanks.

What are meatball sliders?

I'm thinking of getting one of these for lunches.



I can always reheat anything with the microwave at work.

I really need to restock my freezer with soup. Today I was supposed to take soup but left it at home and had to buy some from the shop near work, it was lentil and very yummy. I think I'll have to make some of that.
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meatball sliders=mini meatball sandwiches

Basically, tiny rolls (I love hawaiian rolls, even though they're not exactly good for you) + meatball + tomato sauce. Parmesan or mozerella cheese optional.



you can also make them with other toppings such as bbq sauce.
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Today it's basic asparagus soup. I added a bit of lemon zest this time and it really adds a nice springy punch.
I do that (and some lemon pepper) in my roasted broccoli soup.
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