What's for lunch?

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  1. CFClassroom

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    I'm looking for inspiration for the new year?

    What will be in your lunchbox?
     
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  3. chebrutta

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    Chicken and turkey roll ups (just smear with a smidge of veggie cream cheese), Fresh veggies and fruits, almonds, yogurt with granola & fruit, salads with chicken or fish, leftovers, and always, always one cookie. I'm trying to not drink soda with my lunch now, so we'll see how long that lasts during school.

    (Plus some cup o'mac-n-cheese for those days.)
     
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    a screw-top plastic container in which there is:

    about a cup of nonfat Greek yogurt,
    2 Tablespoons of natural peanut butter (oil drained)
    a sprinkle of cinnamon
    a teaspoon of stevia
    a touch of honey

    Some people will look at it (or read this) and say "yuck!", but it actually tastes a lot like a PB cookie after you mix it together, and it has way less than 300 calories. Lastly, it is a perfect balance of protein, carbs, and fat (just the amount the body needs to keep my energy up and not make me hungry later in the day).
     
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    I like to make something on Sunday that my husband and I can have for lunches that week. (Pulled pork BBQ, egg salad, chili, soup etc.) Leftovers or plain ole sandwiches otherwise.
     
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    I am determined to stop the frozen diet meals because of the preservatives and other stuff I would like to avoid. Not too mention I'm bored with them. I liked the grab and go, so I am looking for things I can make on Sunday or maybe twice a week and have ready for the mornings. It must have high protein.

    So far, I have leftovers for a plan and will make some pb and j to freeze for emergency grab and go. I make the peanut butter by blending peanuts so it avoids the added sugars. I'll be following this thread for ideas. :)
     
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    I love making a big pot of soup, and freezing in small containers for the week. I can add more food, or not.
     
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    I love leftovers, big salads with lots of fun fixings, and Spaghettios for days when I need comfort/junk food.
     
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    My lunches are boring. I typically pack a sandwich (ham & cheese or PB), wrap, or leftovers. I usually have cottage cheese and a piece of fruit to go with it.
     
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    In the warmer months I bring hummus and veggies, maybe some almonds, fruit, and string cheese as well.

    In the winter, I typically make a pot of soup on Sundays and bring it in a thermos. Seriously one of the best $16 I've ever spent. I LOVE not having to wait for the microwave.
     
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    I tend to bring a lot of sandwiches. I think I am going to mix it up a bit by bringing pitas and sub sandwiches because I do get so tired of regular sandwiches. I also bring soups in the colder months as well. Anytime I have leftovers I take that as well.
     
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    I often take big salads with some grilled chicken. I also like to make a big pot of taco soup or turkey chili and freeze it in individual containers. I keep several of these in the freezer at school for the days I don't have time to make a lunch or forget my lunch.
     
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    This year, I'm planning to use my crock pot because it's awesome to throw ingredients together at night and wake up the next morning with lunch.

    1. Chicken Marsala over rice (mmm!!)

    2. Turkey Chili (delicious, healthy and hearty)

    3. No shell turkey tacos over cilantro rice (ridiculously simple to make...cook the meat, toss in a El Paso taco seasoning packet, pop seasoned meat into the food processor to ground, then boil some rice with a handful of cilantro, pinch of salt and the juice of one lime.)

    4. Spaghetti

    5. Steak salads

    6. Sandwiches (Pastrami, Hot Mustard, Cheddar and Cucumber slices are delicious, but I pack the cucumbers separately to prevent soggy bread)
     
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    Yum! Love all these ideas.

    I buy green leaf lettuce to make "boats" or "wraps" with any left over meats, cheese, and either salsa or dressing.
     
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    All kinds of salads...
    My current faves:
    Pkg slaw mix
    Can mandarin oranges drained
    Add in: toasted:
    Pepitas
    Sesame sticks
    Walnuts or almonds Or both
    Make dressing:
    Olive oil
    Sesame oil
    Lime juice
    Honey
    Peanut butter
    Add in dried cranberries


    Salad #2

    Black beans...can, drained
    Tomato..seeded, chopped
    Avocado..chopped
    Corn, fresh, kernels
    Red onion, diced

    Toss with lime juice
    Olive oil
    Cumin
    Cilantro
     
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    A caprese salad- lettuce, mozzarella cheese balls, grape tomatoes, croutons, Parmesan cheese
     
  18. MzMooreTeaches

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    Great Ideas! I will be following this thread... I'm probably the worst with bringing lunch and normally end up eating a school lunch... or suffering through the school day.
     
  19. Caesar753

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    We used to have a kitchen supervisor who would make a special lunch for teachers. It was always something of the homemade variety, something that required a real recipe and real ingredients, not the prepackaged garbage that the students have to eat. She'd also always have homemade pies around, usually pecan or pumpkin. They transferred her to a different school, and the new kitchen supervisor doesn't staff the teacher window (it opens into the faculty lounge). If we want to eat school food, we have to yell through the window to get someone's attention, and even then our only options are the nachos or nasty pizza, both with a side of fries or tater tots, that the students get. Very disappointing. I haven't had school lunch in years, even when I've forgotten my lunch. I would rather go without than eat that garbage. And that's saying something because I'm a person who loves food that's bad for me!
     
  20. redheadkate

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    I'm terrible, I usually just run out and get something and come back. I never really bring lunch, lol. The chains that are close to my school is Subway, Mcdonalds, and Wendy's. Total junk but it works.
     

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