Tuesday, June 3, 2008

A Food Request

I'm getting bored with cooking for myself every night. I'm also getting bored with my lunch meals. I'd like to hear from you all in my comments section: What's one of your favorite lunches to bring to work (and yes, I have access to a microwave AND a fridge at work)? What's one of your favorite *healthy* dinners to make? I'll gladly accept any recipes, links to recipe websites, or links to a recipe on your or someone else's blog. I think this ambivalence towards food is another reason for my f'in plateau! Thanks for your help!!


Rachel said...

I swear by Lean Cuisine and Smart Ones meals for lunch. I don't have the time or the patience to make myself a lunch every day, so these are what I live on at lunchtime, Monday-Friday. I've found that the Lean Cuisine ones taste quite a bit better than the Smart Ones, though. And, happily, for those like me that hate looking up points values...they now print the WW points values right on the Lean Cuisine boxes!!

Anonymous said...

Lean Cuisines are great, but watch the sodium. I also like Laughing Cow or other cheeses and Triscuits/Kashi crackers along with fruit or veggie sticks and yogurt. I also bring salads or the classic PBJ if time is tight. I don't really have a normal lunch hour - just grabbing something during my office hours or between lectures.

Keep up the good work!

KK said...

I love light laughing cow cheese wedges with veggies. Also, I eat salads all the time for lunch--lots of fresh veggies, beans, tofu or meat, etc.
What about making soups or stews and bringing some for lunch? I have found some great soup recipes on sparkpeople.com

good luck!

Mary Ellen said...

My two new favorite things have been:

Spinach salad with carrots, cucumbers, a few craisens, almonds, and orange slices for dressing. This is always filling and the spinach gives me a huge energy burst!

Garbanzo been soup with a lot of veggitables and you can add brown rice if you want the carbs too. If it is too hot, I'd suggest making a garbanzo bean salad-I love epicurious.com for recipes.

I can easily prep both of these the night before and they are yummy!

mrsdanigirl8 said...

Check out my blog. Most of the entries have WW points on them. I usually take left overs for lunch and reheat but love using flatout wraps for various things (quesadillas, wraps, burritos, etc).

I usually don't buy frozen dinners for meals and always bring veggies to steam in the microwave to go alongside my meal. GL!

ptg said...

I usually take a LC frozen meal for lunch along with raw veggies. I second (or third?) the recommendation on the Laughing Cow wedges.

I've been diggin' gazpacho soup lately and made a HUMUNGO batch tonight. I've also been known to take mini shredded wheats into small plastic bags as a treat as well.

Natalie said...

i like to make sandwiches using alternative brand bagels (i buy them at walmart in the fridge section). they are only 1 pt and it is something other than the plain ole bread. i use some turkey and ff cheese and heat it up. yummy!

Ready Maid said...

I'm one of those more-volume, fewer calories eaters. I want a MOUND of salad, about 4 oz. of broiled chicken, and some steamed veggies.

Remember, breakfast like a king; lunch like a prince; dinner like a pauper.

Anonymous said...

I try to avoid packaged and processed stuff and I often eat at my desk and I'm gluten intolerant. LOL so my situation is sort of constrained I guess. I love apples and peanut butter. An apple with a tbsp of natural peanut butter is a good 200ish calorie meal and satisfying as heck. I also make a whole crock pot slow cooker full of low fat chili and freeze it and take that for lunch. It is great with some carrot sticks. Falafel patties can be made in reasonably large numbers and chilled and taken to work and reheated. I eat them wrapped in a large lettuce leaf with a bit of tzatziki with some tomato and cucumber and a little red onion. YUM. It is winter here so home made soup is a great option too.

Karen said...

I eat heaps of salads. I try all sorts of combinations. Spinach, chicken and cranberries is good. I added strawberries and mandarin segments to the one I had yesterday.

I also agree with comments about Laughing Cow wedges. really good smeared on apple slices. Someone else also mentioned the Alternative bagels from Walmart. Good smeared with Laughing Cow cheese. tastes better than cream cheese.

I make this recipe up, which is on my blog http://kiwibyrds.blogspot.com/2008/04/caribbean-chicken-stew.html

I freeze it in meal size portions.