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Old 03-06-2013, 10:08 PM   #1
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Hey guys,I need some healthy lunch ideas. I've come to realize that the days of eating a steak and cheese or gaggahs and coffee milk for lunch are pretty much over. It's not that i'm in poor health or anything,but I could stand to drop a couple pounds...I'm not in my 20's anymore and working in the field has comprised mostly of finish/trim work lately,so it's not been calorie burning enough...any suggestions,recipes,or ideas for a good lunch to pack? My go-to lunch menu is usually PB+J,captain's wafers,granola bars and some trail mix.I've tried salads,but they're pretty suspect by noon in the summertime...
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First things first. Buy a cooler or insulated lunch bag and a freezer pack.

I'm big on eating out for lunch because it's when I do all my office work and calls so I eat at Subway a lot. The sandwiches are okay and the price is good. The BLT with all the veggies and lite mayo is actually pretty healthy and has enough calories to keep me going.

For BYO lunch I usually bring dinner leftovers(learn to cook an extra portion or ask your wife to). If not then it's a PB&J with a banana some carrots, yogurt and maybe some sardines. It doesn't sound good but it's got all the stuff I want. I tend to eat a high protein/high carb lunch and healthy dinner/breakfast.

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I had a bag of starburst jelly beans, Pepsi and a couple smokes for lunch today.

According to the label, the jelly beans are pretty healthy, other then the 300 grams of sugar.
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I had a bag of starburst jelly beans, Pepsi and a couple smokes for lunch today.

According to the label, the jelly beans are pretty healthy, other then the 300 grams of sugar.
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An exercise plan is probably more important IMO.

Fruits, nuts (almonds), yoghurt, cheese with some lunch meat (no bread)

moderation is always the key. Just take it easy on all the goodie stuff. Drop the fried chips altogether. You'll be fine
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What is yoghurt?
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Ethan-good call on the subway BLT,I live near a subway and most of My work is close by so I'll give that a try when buying lunch is the option...as far as BYO goes,I do have a cooler with an ice pack..I've been packing baby carrots lately and yogurt instead of chips,cookies and granola bars...The trouble always lies in matching calories ingested to calories to be burned.....I dunno 'bout sardines though No offense or anything. it's an aqcuired taste,I guess.
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Ethan-good call on the subway BLT,I live near a subway and most of My work is close by so I'll give that a try when buying lunch is the option...as far as BYO goes,I do have a cooler with an ice pack..I've been packing baby carrots lately and yogurt instead of chips,cookies and granola bars...The trouble always lies in matching calories ingested to calories to be burned.....I dunno 'bout sardines though No offense or anything. it's an aqcuired taste,I guess.
You guys from Massachusetts don't eat fish?

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You guys from Massachusetts don't eat fish?

Whoa whoa whoa,I ain't no freakin' Masshole! lol! One would think that growing up in the OceanState that I'd be cool with all sorts of seafood,but in reality outside of quahogs,steamers,calamari,fish n' chips,lobster,baked scrod,clamcakes,clam chowder,lobster bisque,fried clams,cherrystones,shorelunches,clambakes,grilled salmon,smoked salmon,trout,fried walleye and perch i dislike seafood.
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Especially barbacoa......

Or carne asada.....

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Especially barbacoa......

Or carne asada.....

Whatevers on the roach coach. ......
Why I don't eat that sorta thing!
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Just started the Paleo diet a few weeks ago, very very simple diet but takes some getting used to. I eat every 3 hours or so, lean meat (natural sandwich meat, ham is my preference), half a serving of almonds, some veggies, and a piece of fruit. Milk, cheese, bread, oats, wheat.....all the good stuff is a no go. My stomach has been much better since I started this diet, even with all the broccoli.
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Especially barbacoa......

Or carne asada.....

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Heard of it, just never had it....
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Your missing out, Griz.
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Why I don't eat that sorta thing!
Id rather get drop kicked in the nuts than eat chit azz TB. Havent had it since junior year in high school after a power lifting meet .. the missed opputunity is still resonating in my mind.... could of had some real food

Seriously, subway is my healthy choice. Mex food is better.
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Real barbacoa is putting a cow head in the ground for 18 hours and shaving off the jaw meat. It is unbeatable.

Barbacoa in most restaurants, even the hole in the walls I frequent, is basicly brisket. Except on the border where I hunt. Those hole in the walls are the real deal....
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Id rather get drop kicked in the nuts than eat chit azz TB. Havent had it since junior year in high school after a power lifting meet .. the missed opputunity is still resonating in my mind.... could of had some real food

Seriously, subway is my healthy choice. Mex food is better.
Real Mex is good stuff,for sure! Unfortunately,it's hard to find here in New England. My favorite for a good healthy dinner is Thai...got a good place intown here. Awesome for flavor,usually healthy and there's more authentic Thai places than authentic Mex places around here
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Lately I've been satisfied by two apples and maybe a banana.

I may have some cottage cheese in the afternoon.

And drink a lot of water, even in the winter. It never hurts.
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What are gaggahs and coffee milk? Must be some NE thing.

A lot more healthy choices out there now. Most of them involve some.kind of chicken, so I avoid them. Like the plague.

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