Similar to the idea below, I like to make burrito bowls (you can buy pre-made vegetarian refried beans- trader joe's has pretty good ones) and Asian-inspired bowls with peanut sauce and prepared baked tofu (this is a recent 'find' for me and I am on board! I prefer the nasoya brand to TJ personally, but see what you like!).
Sometimes I make a batch of falafel (which is pretty fast as long as you pre-soak the chick peas) and then pack with hummus and veg, with or without a pita.
Veggie loaded fresh rolls can be quick to prep if you have the veggies prepared- you just have to dip the rice paper into water and load up with veggies and any protein you choose to use. Just pack with a side of dipping sauce and you're good to go!
Nut butter + fruit sandwiches sometimes hit the spot :)
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10/31/17 1:05 A
I'm a fan of quinoa bowls. Top quinoa with your favorite veggies for a good lunch. Season the quinoa with chili powder, turmeric and cumin, and add black beans, corn, and tomatoes along with your favorite green veggie for a yummy dish. Season with basil and oregano. Add tomatoes, a green if you'd like, chick peas and diced mozzarella for another good dish. I add greens - spinach, kale or whatever to just about everything. Just my preference. I might use low sodium V8 as a sauce in one of these bowls.
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4,676 10/21/17 8:53 A
Prep a pot of soup on the weekend. 1 pound of meat, 1 quart of broth (chicken, beef etc), a bunch of bags of pre-cut veggies (kale, cabbage slaw, diced cauliflower/broccoli, the onion-carrot-celery mix, etc) . Salt and pepper
Brown the meat (can be browned by baking in the oven. Toss all ingredients in a big pot. Bring to a simmer, put lid on, cook for 2 hours on low. Check if it needs more salt and pepper.
Toss in small can of diced tomatoes. Bring to a boil again, lower heat, and then simmer for 30 minutes.
Use no seasonings and rely on flavors or add spices you like. A sprinkle of chili peppers if you like.
For me, this usually makes about 8-10 servings of 1.5 cups. With all the veggies, it can be dense. The extra can be frozen in servings size and then microwaved for lunches.
Plain greek yogurt with 1 tablespoon of agave nectar to sweeten each 4 oz of yogurt, and fresh fruit. I like pineapple ring slices (1 per 4 oz of yogurt) or 1/4 peach per 4 oz of yogurt, or 1/2 plumb, or 2-3 strawberries per 4 oz of yogurt etc.
Chef salad - 1 cup of baby spinach/red leaf lettuce mix, 1 sliced hard boiled egg, 1 oz of raisins, 10 oz of shredded carrots, 1 oz of shredded colby jack cheese, 1-2 oz of ham (I dice up a ham steak). I buy the carrots shredded already, the hard boiled eggs already prepared at the store, the ham steaks that are already cooked. With an egg cutter, I can make this salad in minutes.
1 can of tuna fish with a little olive oil mayo, maybe a little pickle relish, or mustard, salt and pepper on an open face whole grain bread slice with some fruit.
1 cup Red leaf lettuce/spinach mix with 8 fresh raspberries, 1 oz of crumbled feta cheese, .5 oz of sliced almonds, 2-3 oz of diced grilled chicken breast with a raspberry vinaigrette.
1 slice of whole grain bread, 1-2 tablespoons of peanut butter (just salt and peanuts peanut butter...not the mass marketed stuff with sugar and palm oil added), or a different nut butter, 1/2 of a banana on top, drizzled with a kiss of agave nectar with a glass of almond milk (and a bottle of water LOL).
Cut colby jack cheese sticks in half lengthwise. take a slice of deli lunch meat and add a mustard you like. Maybe a kiss of olive oil mayo too. Wrap that around the cheese, then wrap that in 2 leaf lettuce leafs. Have that with some fruit.
Edited by: FREDDYTT at: 10/20/2017 (00:45)
9/19/17 9:31 A
Sometimes, the quickest, fastest lunch is just something leftover from dinner the night before. Or cook enough at dinner one night, to leave you leftovers for several lunches.
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9/17/17 7:43 A
Beans with yellow, red pepper, onion and whole grain toast.
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4,676 9/13/17 4:28 P
Tri-colored peppers cut into small bits and tossed with vinaigrette and some cooked wild rice.
9/12/17 7:34 A
I gave up meat a while back and am looking for quick and fast, and of course healthy options for lunch.
So far, I've been a fan of hummus and was going to make a wrap with spinach and tomatoes.... at least that's the plan for today's lunch.