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Old 11-09-2011, 08:52 PM   #1
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Help me with meal plans for lunch.

Hey folks. So I've got some great LC meal plans for breakfast and supper. However I work 12 hours a day, 7am to 7pm, and I need some great ideas for doing lunch. All I have available at work is a fridge and a microwave so the food will sit in my lunch bag for 6 hours minimum before I eat it....

Can anybody suggest some good LC lunch options...and perhaps a snack option to keep the cravings away?
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Old 11-10-2011, 03:50 AM   #2
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Dramus, with a fridge and a microwave, the world is your oyster, lol!!!! In your situation, I would totally be making casseroles on a sunday, cut into 6 or 8 squares, place in individual tupperware and bring one a day to work. On the side for snacks, you can bring anything you would have at home for a snack: hardboiled egg, string cheese or baby bell cheeses, minute muffins, etc etc etc.

I like to get casseroles from Linda Sue's website and other places.:

Linda's Low Carb Menus & Recipes - Recipes

The ones I use do not have meat in them, so I don't know if recommendations from me are helpful, lol. But here is a good thread of people's favorites:

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ma...ue-recipe.html

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Old 11-11-2011, 07:23 AM   #3
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I'm with Pauline---with a fridge and a microwave there's pretty much nothing you can't eat! I make casseroles, soups, desserts, etc. on the weekend, put them in individual containers/baggies and they're ready to throw in my lunch bag in the morning. Very easy!
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Old 11-12-2011, 11:02 AM   #4
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I make a lot of quick lunches like egg salad or tuna salad... I also often cook a pound of shrimp, make cocktail sauce and eat it over a few days. I agree with other posters to make up food ahead and pack it into individual servings to save yourself time at lunch. I usually cook a lot on the weekend and then bring several lunches to work on Mondays - including snacks like hard-boiled eggs, cheeses, vegetables with ranch, and Greek yogurt. I also keep an "emergency jar" of lower sugar peanut butter, a few Atkins bars, and some mixed nuts for times I need a snack or don't have time to pack a lot. The key is being prepared so I don't have to scrounge around for food - everything available is usually high-carb junk...and just not an option!
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Old 11-12-2011, 05:25 PM   #5
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At work I keep a few thing available all the time: pre-cooked sausages, cheese, macadamia nuts, Atkins shakes and Mio drink mix. If I bring my lunch it's usually leftovers, but sometimes smoked salmon rolled around asparagus and cream cheese, lc pita with lunchmeat and cheese, grilled shrimp, chef salad, etc. Definitely check out Linda's site!
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I always do salads - don't even put it in the refrigerator - don't like cold veggies anyway.
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Old 11-13-2011, 03:45 AM   #7
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When we cook our evening meal we always do enough for there to be leftovers for lunch the following day. I do that because I don't want to take the time out of my day needed to prepare a lunch from scratch.

If I were still working, and had a fridge and a microwave for my use, I would be packing my dinner left-over's along with a salad.
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