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Cheap, quick, healthy, bearable? (Lunch)

 
Old 10-25-2007, 08:20 PM
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Default Cheap, quick, healthy, bearable? (Lunch)

Not really trying to lose weight as much as i am trying to keep from gaining.
I'm 5'11" and 172. Don't want to go higher.

So my question is, with my busy schedule (work 8-4, school from 5-10) what are some good ideas for the above title? If there is such a thing?

I usually bring a sandwich baggy of frosted mini wheats for a mid-morning snack or breakfast. Usually for lunch i end up getting some form of Wendys. Usually a sandwich, potato, and water. Or a salad and water.

Oh ya, we have a fridge and a microwave at work. So brining food and heating it up is fair game!

Thanks for takin the time for lookin and hopefully you guys have some good advice!

P.S. - Noone likes eating bland food, gimmie something with a lil flavor
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:56 PM
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meal replacement shakes?
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Old 10-26-2007, 04:29 AM
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Here's a few good threads where I get some recipes from:
https://honda-tech.com/zero...age=1
http://www.musclewithattitude....98939

Usually though I cook up some chicken, steak or fish along with some green pepper, red pepper, and onion. At times I'll it just as is, or I'll eat it over brown rice or whole wheat pasta. You could also make a sandwich with it or a wrap using whole wheat or the spinach wrap.

To change it up instead of peppers and onions I'll boil green peas, carrots, broccolli, or green beans.

This usually take about 10-15 minutes to put together. To make it easier the night before I'll take the meat out of the freezer and put it in the fridge to thaw, so by the next day when I get back home its ready to be cooked. Also, I cut up an entire green pepper, red pepper and onion and keep it in zip lock bags in the fridge. So when I need it, it is already pre-cut. When the bags get low I'll refill them.

For lunch today I made Tuna Burgers from the first link page 8.

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Nick M &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">
Tuna Burgers
Ingredients:
1 can solid white albacore tuna
2 egg whites, large
8 low fat whole wheat crackers
Mrs. Dash seasoning (to taste)

Directions:
1). Open your can of tuna and thoroughly drain the liquid from the can. Put tuna into a mixing bowl and chop the tuna into the smallest pieces possible.
2). Crumble the crackers into small crumbs and add them to the tuna. Add two egg whites. Add Mrs. Dash seasoning to suit your taste.
3). Stir the four ingredients until they are mixed and semi-solid so you can form them into a patty.
4). If your mixture is too liquid, you can add more crackers. Form burger patties with your hands and compress them tightly. Place tuna patties in a fry pan coated with non stick cooking spray such as PAM.
5). Cook on medium heat until the burger is lightly browned and solid enough for easy flipping. Flip your burgers and then cook the other side. Makes two burgers.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 329
Protein: 46.5 g
Carbs: 22.6 g
Fat: 4.5 g
</TD></TR></TABLE>

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Cook up your lunches on the weekend for the week. For example some rice and chicken. Just re heat at lunch and you dont have to worry about making your lunch everyday.
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Old 10-26-2007, 04:23 PM
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1st Lunch = Cup of berries, and some water...
2nd Lunch = Protein shake with milk and Pb & J
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Old 11-01-2007, 08:33 AM
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Some common snacks of mine:

natural PB with raisins (eaten straight, with a spoon, no sandwich)
tuna + EVOO + Old Bay
cottage cheese + cheese cubes OR jelly/fruit
"Proatmeal": oatmeal + protein powder + natural PB
slice of bread/english muffin + almond/cashew butter + raw honey

mmmmmm, calories...
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My breakfast
1 bowl of kashi cereal (13g protein 10 gfiber)
2 whole eggs
4-6 egg whites
2 slices of whole grain toast
2 slices of center cut bacon.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by apeng09 &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">meal replacement shakes?</TD></TR></TABLE>

fast digesting protein shakes is better than nothing but it is not a good choice over protein packed food.
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Old 11-06-2007, 10:08 AM
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Turkey meat costco 5.99
Premade salad mix costco 1.99
Franks hot sauce huge bottle from the ghetto store...3.99

I eat this almost every day..hot sauce is the best salad dressing...zero calories and a **** load of flavor
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Can of tuna + Hawt Sauce
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:44 PM
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50lb bag of brown rice = $58. That's enough to feed you for about 300 years.

What you do is buy yourself a few packs of those Ziplock resealable bowls. They're awesome for storing lunch and super cheap to boot.

Now boil up enough rice to last you the entire week (2-3 uncooked cups should do). Once it's finished boiling add in one can of chicken broth and a very small amount of butter. You've now got yourself some tasty chicken and brown rice. Now scoop out the rice into your Ziplock containers, store them in the fridge and you now have meals for the entire week.
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