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Lunch Ideas

alkight84alkight84 Posts: 64Member Member Posts: 64Member Member
So I am a busy mom of 2 girls and I work full time. To help with my fitness I go workout on my lunch break and then eat lunch at my desk afterwards. I usually have a salad but I'm looking to venture out from that. Any quick lunch ideas that I can leave in the work fridge or whip up at work? I don't like chicken salad or tuna salad lol. I LOVE hummus but not sure how to incorporate that for lunch. Thanks in advance!!!


  • nooshi713nooshi713 Posts: 2,084Member Member Posts: 2,084Member Member
    What about a turkey sandwich with your salad? Or leftovers from dinner the night before?
  • fitoverfortymomfitoverfortymom Posts: 3,275Member, Premium Member Posts: 3,275Member, Premium Member
    You can use hummus to dip fresh veggies and crackers in. I'm a fan of the Crunchmaster seed crackers because there is good crunch and effort to eat them. Sometimes I just do some grilled chicken bits with fresh veggies, laughing cow cheese, crackers, and a piece of fruit. Nothing too crazy and very easy to assemble. I like to dip my chicken in BBQ sauce or Bolthouse dressing.

    I also like to use sandwich thins/bagel thins to make a sandwich. You could spread hummus and fresh veggies on it along with a meat of your choice. That's also pretty easy to throw together.
  • alkight84alkight84 Posts: 64Member Member Posts: 64Member Member
    Noosh if we have leftovers I take them but we tend to either eat them for dinner the next night or don't have enough LOL
    Thanks Fit! I forgot I have some grilled chicken in the freezer! I have some broccoli too I believe. Thanks so much!
  • YosemiteSlamAKYosemiteSlamAK Posts: 1,230Member Member Posts: 1,230Member Member
    I make what I call a "Southeast burrito". It's a shredded skinless chicken breast (precooked at home), canned corn (rinsed & precooked at home), low sodium black beans (rinsed & precooked at home), Mexican style cheese and low fat sour cream in a tortilla. I make 4-5 servings out of each can of corn & beans. You can of course add pico de gallo, queso, or whatever else you like in a wrap.
    At work I microwave the chicken, corn and beans for 90 seconds, then the tortilla for 15 seconds, then assemble the wrap. I keep disposable plates in my desk. It's a quick, simple, no utensils needed meal I can (mostly) cleanly eat at my desk.
  • DarianJPDarianJP Posts: 89Member Member Posts: 89Member Member
    I love hummus too! I’ve been mixing my hummus in with a can of tuna with chopped onions and pepper and using that as a kind of dip for vegetables. Or I’ll make a bunch of Greek yogurt with blueberries, cinnamon, chia seeds and peanuts and have a few containers of that ready to go.
  • Jennymarie57Jennymarie57 Posts: 57Member, Premium Member Posts: 57Member, Premium Member
    I do a roasted veggie mix that I pull from daily to bring in..add it to pasta, quinoa, or rice..I also do lots of hardboiled eggs..Pita and cucs, feta, Kalamata olives would go great with the hummus...
    edited April 16
  • ChunkahlunkahChunkahlunkah Posts: 373Member Member Posts: 373Member Member
    I love a pita filled with chicken, hummus, and Israeli salad.

    When I’d have this, I’d make up a big batch of the salad so I could quickly grab it over the next few days. (I left out the lemon until using a wedge when serving. That kept the veg from breaking down. Or I’d skip the lemon and use a little balsamic vinegar when serving.) The chicken would usually be leftover boneless skinless chicken breast that had been in a simple lemon and olive oil marinade (with some fav spices).

    If you made this, I’d bring the salad and chicken in a container and the hummus in its own, and then add it to the bread right before eating it.
    edited April 16
  • jaena4jaena4 Posts: 174Member Member Posts: 174Member Member
    I've been doing instant oatmeal with chia seeds, slivered almonds, and wheat germ added. It's easy to do at work as you just need water and a microwave. I find it very quick, easy, tasty, and filling :)
  • apullumapullum Posts: 2,064Member Member Posts: 2,064Member Member
    Hummus and veggie sandwiches. Keep the hummus and veggies in your fridge at work, assuming no one is going to have a problem with that, and bring the bread from home or keep a loaf at your desk. Assemble the sandwich right before eating. You can also bring seasoned tofu/cooked chicken if you want more protein.
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