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Old 01-02-2010, 05:13 PM   #1
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Need Packed Lunch Ideas

My husband and oldest son (teenager) both want to do Atkins with me. We'll be starting in 5 to 7 days (I can't throw food away and I need a few more days to refresh my mind about this way of eating). The last few times I did low-carb, I just used ****** and tried to make good choices. I actually lose pretty well below 80 carbs a day, but the boys want the induction woosh and I said I would give Atkins a shot, again.

I'm a little nervous though because I work part-time at a law office and I'm a full-time grad student, so I need relatively easy make-ahead meals for them to take with them to work and to school. The teen is used to buying the school lunch (loaded with carbs) and husband is used to going out to eat (although he can probably stay within reasonable limits at Green Bowl), so they both need palatable, portable meals. To further complicate things, the teen doesn't have access to a microwave at his school. We do have thermoses, though.

Ideas?
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Old 01-02-2010, 05:36 PM   #2
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here are some thing I would pack

string cheese
hard boiled eggs
chicken salad
celery with a laughing cows cheese wedge
chicken breast
steak
salad
stuffed bell peppers - prepared and frozen till needed


Thermos ideas:

Egg drop soup
chicken soup -chicken/celery only

thats just of the top of my head

good luck
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Old 01-02-2010, 05:53 PM   #3
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excellent, thank you. That helps me think of others, too.

Egg salad
pepperoni and cheese slices

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In the beginning I do a lot of salads. I bought a few of the Gladware 64oz containers and put in Romaine, celery, Spinach and some feta and crumbled HB egg. with any leftover protein I had thrown in as well.
I would sometimes do Tuna salad as well (transported in a seperate container cause it gets yucky).
Fingertip salads are fun, a small comtainer of cukes, celery, olives, green pepper with a small cup of Blue cheese or ranch dressing.
Rolled up lunch meats and cheese slices, dipped in mustard or dijonaise.
Leftovers are ALWAYS yummo. Chicken wings or a Leg...no need to heat.
I make Deviled eggs and when I pack them for transport I smoosh the deviled sides together for less messy transport.
Quiche without a crust of course. I will make one up on Sunday and cut it into portions and put in ziplock bags for a grab-and-go meal.
Anything wrapped in a lettuce leaf wrap.

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Old 01-03-2010, 03:35 PM   #5
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Try this:
Make hamburger patties, and fry bacon crispy. Put bacon on burgers and melt cheese over it. Refrigerate. Cut each patty into 3 or 4 strips. Serve with a mayo/mustard mixture for dipping, along with some veggies for dipping too. My husbands fave.

Also:
Leftover pork or beef roast can be cut into "fingers" for dipping in the same way.

I often pack a couple of cold chicken legs for hubbys lunch too.

or slices of cheese, meat, pickles, olives.

Tuna & mayo with pieces of cheese for scooping.

Cold hot wings with blue cheese for dipping are so yummy cause their hot and cold at the same time.

Cold meatballs are great too!

Smokies or hot dogs are great too.
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Old 01-03-2010, 05:25 PM   #6
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Try this:
Make hamburger patties, and fry bacon crispy. Put bacon on burgers and melt cheese over it. Refrigerate. Cut each patty into 3 or 4 strips. Serve with a mayo/mustard mixture for dipping, along with some veggies for dipping too. My husbands fave.
Great ideas, but the above will especially go over well. Thank you!
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if they are into soups you can do a chicken or pumpkin curry, cheeseburger, cream of any induction veggie with added meat, chilli. you can do sheppards pie with faux taters made from cauliflower as the topping. Cleochatra has a recipe for making faux noodles from zuchini and cauliflower along wiht the famous cauliflower pizza crust that are all induction legal. and you could make a nacho cheese soup with salsaand cheese for dipping those beef or chicken fingers into.

if you have a wide mouth shallow thermos you could do chicken salad or deviled eggs or ham for lunch.

for quick breakfasts you can make egg muffins ( omlettes baked in a muffin tin) and store in the freezer as individual servings then nuke in the AM and they got a hot breakfast to go.
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I like to get a pack of turkey bacon, cut all pieces in half and cook or fry. They drain and dry and put in little snack baggies. Its like my beef jerky. Beef jerky is so expensive as it is. I also recommend hard boiled eggs as well. They are great for lunch!
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i buy the mini slim jims, do turkey or ham rolls with cream cheese and green onions in them, the boiled eggs, cheese slices / bites, veggies with ranch, berries (when you can), small salads, tuna salad, and low carb wraps. the scotch eggs are a good idea too pickle halves. im a big believer in left overs though!
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Thanks

Great ideas, keep 'em coming! Please!!
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today for work i have:
deviled eggs
turkey and cheese slices
a pickle spear
left over 3 cheese spinach

that will incorperate into lunch / snack, etc.
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Old 01-05-2010, 02:23 PM   #12
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left over 3 cheese spinach

what is 3 cheese spinach ?? You got my attention ! Yum
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Fill up a soup thermos with hot boiling water and put in some sausages or hot dogs. They will still be hot at lunch time.
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My hubby and sons really enjoy thin deli slices of good quality roast beef rolled around a dill pickle. Or plain with a little ranch or blue cheese dressing to dip them in.

Also salami stacks - good quality dry salami stacked with a mix of cream cheese and grated horseradish, four or five slices high and then sliced into wedges.
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what is 3 cheese spinach ?? You got my attention ! Yum
it is HEAVEN

under my pictures - i have a pic with recipe under! if u cant find it, let me know and ill post it. soooo good!!
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it is HEAVEN

under my pictures - i have a pic with recipe under! if u cant find it, let me know and ill post it. soooo good!!
Found it ! Looks alot like spinach quiche...

Im going to make some spinach mushroom quiche today, Linda Sue's receipe....so yummy

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me too you can actually add mushroom to mine. its so scrumptious! i just cut up fresh mushrooms real small add sautee them with the onions!! not a quiche for sure... no eggs or anything. just an amazing spinach side... or for a meal... or snack... or whatever lol! im eating my little bowl of left over now. i havent tried one of lindas quiche's yet but i hear good things. i want to try the mushroom cheddar one.
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My hubby and sons really enjoy thin deli slices of good quality roast beef rolled around a dill pickle. Or plain with a little ranch or blue cheese dressing to dip them in.

Also salami stacks - good quality dry salami stacked with a mix of cream cheese and grated horseradish, four or five slices high and then sliced into wedges.
Hot damn that sounds silly good....meat around a pickle. epic.

I like to make what I call meat sandwiches...one piece of romaine, one slice of (favorite deli meat), mayo, one slice of (fav) cheese, spicy mustard, a few pieces of turkey bacon, more cheese, piece of romaine...voila, a pseudo sandwich.
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lol when i had the pickle spears, cheddar slices and turkey slices, i was thinking of doing that but didnt want to sound silly, LOL
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Bwah! L/c Lunches are never silly!!! Man I just remembered that I got a Summer sausage for Christmas....LOVE that dipped in some yummy mustard.
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Sandwich meat rolls with cheese and mustard are good as well.
Tuna Salad is great
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