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  • seltzermint555seltzermint555 Posts: 9,920Member Member Posts: 9,920Member Member
    My husband works from home and I work about 2 miles away, so it's pretty convenient for me to just pop home most days. We eat a variety of different lunches but some of the most common would be these...

    veggie burger on toast with pickles, onion, lettuce, etc. and baked sweet potato fries
    egg salad (or tofu salad) sandwiches and broccoli slaw
    taco salad
    crab salad with Thai chili sauce & tons of veggies
    lentils, string cheese & fruit smoothie
    split peas cooked with carrots & onions and a scoop of cottage cheese
    English muffin pizzas w/ mushrooms & peppers & side salads
    tuna melt panini & a peach or pear
    edited October 14
  • zuza0306zuza0306 Posts: 2Member, Premium Member Posts: 2Member, Premium Member
    Love Thai curry (all of them) so try to eat it once per week/two. If not I usually have some rice with chicken or just a salad with chicken and some salad toppers (recently discovered in sainsbury, delicious and healthy salad topper)
  • amusedmonkeyamusedmonkey Posts: 9,684Member Member Posts: 9,684Member Member
    Lunch is my biggest meal, even when I was dieting I used to eat around 600-800 calories for lunch, and now that I'm maintaining I eat more. Basically, lunch is when I have whatever tickles my fancy that day. Usually some kind of homecooked grain and vegetable dish with some kind of sauce and occasionally dessert. If I order in, it's usually for lunch. It doesn't happen often, but yesterday was pizza with lots of fast food sides.
  • suncakemomsuncakemom Posts: 8Member Member Posts: 8Member Member
    Pork steak marinated in paprika and mustard with smoked bacon. It's a long time favorite that always sets things right ;)Pork-steak-recipe-1-SunCakeMom-1024x683.jpg
  • RenaSkamRenaSkam Posts: 14Member Member Posts: 14Member Member
    ALWAYS do my meal prep on Sunday while watching football. 99% of the time it's a baked chicken thigh (boneless skinless) that I've marinaded beforehand. Now that it's squash season I'm addicted to parmesan spaghetti squash so I load up on that!!! Throw in a few roasted brussel sprouts for color too :) Now I'm hungry!!!
  • sammidelvecchiosammidelvecchio Posts: 663Member Member Posts: 663Member Member
    This week I had/am having tuna with mayo on ritz crisp and thins crackers. If I am still hungry I have apples and single serve JIF to go. If i'm STILL hungry I have bananas.
    edited October 18
  • sally_memesally_meme Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    I just bought a packet of frozen Gyozas as they looked pretty low in calories. Thought they'd be good for either lunch or a snack with a little soy sauce.
  • NadNightNadNight Posts: 714Member Member Posts: 714Member Member
    Today I’m having baked sweet potato (200g) with a tuna-mayo-sweetcorn mix and a side of tomato, cucumber, bell pepper and red onion
  • sytchequeensytchequeen Posts: 524Member Member Posts: 524Member Member
    weekdays I have a salad. This is mostly due to having a fridge at work but nowhere to heat up food. Luckily I like salad.
  • nighthawk584nighthawk584 Posts: 1,227Member Member Posts: 1,227Member Member
    Yesterday's breakfast and lunch. Pan seared NY Strip, finished off in Air fryer to medium rare. and a salad ;)
    670 calories total for steak only, 68 grams of protein.
    edited October 21
  • firefoxxiefirefoxxie Posts: 384Member Member Posts: 384Member Member
    For warm weather: A random mix of greens to made the salad base, top off with pan seared chicken, a sharp cheese, hemp seeds, and a vinegar dressing.

    For cooler weather: A stew of vegetables(Tomato/Onion base with peas or cauliflower..etc) and protein(chicken or ground beef) paired with a grain(bulgur, jasmine. quinoa).
  • mwboivin15mwboivin15 Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
    My favorite! Romaine with a few chopped walnuts and craisins and 2 oz grilled chicken with lite Italian Olive Garden dressing. 150 calories! I do like to add feta sometimes too.
  • DRescDResc Posts: 6Member Member Posts: 6Member Member
    ‘Skinny’ Chicken Parm.

    Grilled chicken breast topped with tomato sauce and fat-free mozzarella.
  • kayla8010kayla8010 Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
    Quinoa cooked with chicken broth instead of water, with added red peppers and green onions mixed in. Super yummy and I meal prep it into Tupperware so I grab and go from the fridge to work.
  • LydiaFrancesJonesLydiaFrancesJones Posts: 1Member, Premium Member Posts: 1Member, Premium Member
    What are your suggestions for finding good meal ideas for a 1200 a day diet?
  • corinasue1143corinasue1143 Posts: 2,681Member Member Posts: 2,681Member Member
  • ElizabethKalmbachElizabethKalmbach Posts: 1,217Member Member Posts: 1,217Member Member
    Today I had a toasted English muffin with ham, egg, and swiss (398 cal) and a scoop of protein powder blended with frozen mixed fruit (200 cal).
  • riffraff2112riffraff2112 Posts: 1,533Member Member Posts: 1,533Member Member
    A simple protein shake is my go-to. Anything more than that seems to tire me out. Occasionally a small salad with tuna, or a soup will tie me over if my body is asking for something.
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 7,435Member Member Posts: 7,435Member Member
    Prepped 500g tandoori chicken on the weekend so now I will have that with a tub of salad.
  • gentlygentlygentlygently Posts: 688Member Member Posts: 688Member Member
    Just made a big pan of green lentil, tomato and veg soup (wity paprika and chilli) which I’ll match with rice crackers and humous or toast and a boiled egg. Soup season is well underway in my house.
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