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What do YOU eat for lunch?

xSanouraxSanoura Posts: 26Member, Premium Member Posts: 26Member, Premium Member
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Curious and looking for some new lunch ideas 😉.
What I ate today was shredded chicken w/ roasted broccoli, kale, cheese and rice.


  • cwolfman13cwolfman13 Posts: 37,045Member Member Posts: 37,045Member Member
    I often make extra of whatever we're having for dinner and that becomes lunch. Or..if I'm grilling chicken or steak or whatever for dinner I'll just grill a whole mess of it to have throughout the week. My wife usually makes a batch of quinoa or brown rice or whatever on Sunday so we have that on hand throughout the week and then I just need to add a veg to the protein and grain.
  • gocyclegocycle Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    I had a burger topped with tomato sauce and mozzarella
  • BarbaraHelen2013BarbaraHelen2013 Posts: 803Member Member Posts: 803Member Member
    If I eat lunch, which I may if I’ve not eaten breakfast (it’s usually one or the other, rarely both) I’ll keep it simple and have roughly the same thing for a week or so then swap to something else. Kind of depends what’s in the fridge, or how many wraps/pitta/crackers/crispbread to a packet for example. I’ll also alternate lower fat houmus, cottage cheese, a hard boiled egg etc, until the supply of that item is finished.

    I’ll often toast the pitta one day and use to dip in cottage cheese with chopped tomatoes, spring onions and a dash of Tabasco mixed through. Or make a hummus ‘pizza’ by spreading a dab or two of houmus on a pitta, topping with a little red pepper and a few sliced olives, stick that in the oven and top with a spritz of lime juice and some rocket leaves. Or a proper pizza with leftover homemade tomato sauce, or a fig and goat cheese flatbread.

    Again, a Skinni Wrap can become loads of things, houmus and salad wrap, Egg salad wrap, or a quesadilla style griddled wrap with peppers, onion and maybe a few cooked black beans from the fridge and a spoon of salsa to bind the veg together.
  • jthillkjthillk Posts: 12Member Member Posts: 12Member Member
    Baked chicken breast, green beans and one was sour so I stopped at one.
  • weatherking2019weatherking2019 Posts: 337Member Member Posts: 337Member Member
    Warm months: Salad with protein (chicken or salmon)
    Cold months: Soup and dinner leftover

    I make a batch of soup on the weekend so I always have a jar ready to go. Kids will eat after school before dinner is ready. Comes in handy!
  • Pipsqueak1965Pipsqueak1965 Posts: 271Member Member Posts: 271Member Member
    Today was some leftover Mexican bean soup. I'm hungry again though so am eyeing up a massive chocolate cake that is on the cabinet outside my office >:) Hopefully I can either tough it out or go hunt down a healthier snack.
  • gallicinvasiongallicinvasion Posts: 663Member Member Posts: 663Member Member
    I make batches of lunches on Sundays. It varies a lot. This week I made Japanese curry with chicken and veggies, pairing it with brown rice and cauliflower rice. Last week I had creamy salsa skillet chicken. The week before that I made meatballs with spaghetti squash.
  • Hollis100Hollis100 Posts: 347Member, Premium Member Posts: 347Member, Premium Member
    Usually a salad with:
    romaine lettuce
    cherry or grape tomatoes
    marinated mushrooms
    shredded carrots
    green peppers
    sunflower seeds
    light balsamic vinegar

    Sometimes I add a lowfat Fage Greek yogurt. Calories run about 360 to 420, depending on what's in the salad and if I add the yogurt. I love salads and feel deprived if I miss one.
  • tinkerbellang83tinkerbellang83 Posts: 6,722Member Member Posts: 6,722Member Member
    Today I had 2 slices of toast with some mushroom mayo (chopped mushrooms cooked through and mixed with some mayo, black pepper & curly parsley. A 250g pack of Mushrooms will normally make me 2-3 portions.

    Yesterday I had a Tuna & Cucumber sandwich, will be having the same again tomorrow and Friday will be some Mashed Avocado with Chilli, Lemon Juice & Black Pepper.

    I keep a small loaf of brown bread at work so I can just bring a small tub of filling/topping in.

  • hmhill17hmhill17 Posts: 204Member Member Posts: 204Member Member
    I keep things in the fridge about a week. So lunch is usually the prior week's dinner. Yesterday was sous vide bottom round with potatoes and green beans. No leftovers Wednesdays, so today is the lentil and chickpea stew I made with brown rice and mixed vegetables.
  • Nickl140Nickl140 Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    Chicken Salad: Chicken Breast (2-3 servings), Romaine Lettuce, Dressing. Sometimes I'll add tomato/cucumber/Parmesan cheese.

    Healthy Choice Power Bowls

    Or dinner leftovers.
  • cnjg6677cnjg6677 Posts: 137Member Member Posts: 137Member Member
    Turkey sandwich and an orange
  • shaf238shaf238 Posts: 3,412Member Member Posts: 3,412Member Member
    Usually the same thing because of work - chicken, rice or potatoes and sweet peppers.
  • jalapenos6000jalapenos6000 Posts: 13Member Member Posts: 13Member Member
    Eggs royale
  • sweetbe44sweetbe44 Posts: 162Member, Premium Member Posts: 162Member, Premium Member
    I make extra of whatever we’re having for dinner and that’s my lunch for the next day
  • nighthawk584nighthawk584 Posts: 1,229Member Member Posts: 1,229Member Member
    I usually have leftovers , but this was today's lunch. (ouch on the sodium!)
    edited October 3
  • missysippy930missysippy930 Posts: 1,579Member Member Posts: 1,579Member Member
    I have a salad M-F
    Red onion
    Bell pepper
    Broccoli sprouts
    Hard boiled egg
    Fat free blue cheese dressing
    Tbsp blue cheese crumbles

    Piece of fruit. Right now it’s a honey crisp apple.
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 7,445Member Member Posts: 7,445Member Member
    Every single day is freshly made salad that consists of tomato, cucumber, peppers, avocado, olives, romaine and all topped with either previously made or leftover protein. The protein is the only thing that really varies day to day. Easy and nourishing.
  • dianahajen1dianahajen1 Posts: 19Member Member Posts: 19Member Member
    Smoked applewood salmon and broccoli
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