Healthy food I can premake for work?

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  1. Emily

    Emily Rollin' with my bitches

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    Blurgh, help, lol. I do this thing where I don't eat all day at work until I feel like I'm going to fall over, and then when I get off I end up grabbing fast food because I'm STARVING.

    The good news is, I've actually lost 10 lbs in the past... mmm 6 weeks, despite that, because I don't graze while I'm at work. That's awesome, because I had it to spare (although now my pants keep sliding down my butt, LOL).

    I would like to continue losing weight and cut the crap out of my diet as well. I'm sick of my dogs eating way better and being way fitter than I am. :eek: I know I should be bringing lunches to work, but I really don't like sandwiches, which are the obvious choice. I guess I'm thinking of something I can prepare in a big batch and store for later? We have a chest freezer so storage is easy enough.

    As for what I mean by "healthy", I just really just mean not processed, nutrient rich, and not full of empty carbs. It doesn't have to be super low fat (like, real butter on some veggies isn't a problem), vegetarian, etc. I just want stuff that's made from whole, nutritious foods.

    Any ideas?
     
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    AdrianneIsabel Glutton for Crazy

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    I often boil chicken for myself and portion it with sauces for lunch. Super easy! Also salads aren't hard but not freezable. I'll have to think more...
     
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    Do you have a microwave at work?

    I would always bring leftovers from the previous night in for lunch. Too lazy to wake up early to make something. Usually a meat/protein and a vegetable. I really like the vegetables you can pop into the microwave and steam for 5 minutes and they're done.

    You could so salads, fruit and dip, carrot sticks. I'll drink a protein shake in the mornings sometimes if I'm rushed so I won't be starving later.
     
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    Chilled fahjita wraps are good for packing in a sandwich box and taking with you, and have more flavour/variety than sandwiches. I love them with a bit of chicken/ham, peppers, some sort of sauce and a sprinkling of cheese :)

    Smoothies are also good.
     
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    Soup. You can make a TON of soup and freeze it.
     
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    Good ideas, guys, thanks! I never thought of wraps, as silly as that sounds.

    Yep, we do have a microwave at work, Mericox. I need to remember to grab my leftovers the night before.
     
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    Homemade soup is always a good one in the winter - freezes super well, generally quite healthy while being tasty, quick to eat.

    DH really likes taking hummus with either crackers, pita, or veggies.
     
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    I hate thinking up lunches. I never know where I'm going to be, so if I take soup, I often don't get to eat it :( Plus sometimes I just can't even be bothered heating it up (we don't usually get a lunch break, too busy... :( )
     
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    Soups are an excellent idea as well! I like the sound of soup, especially if I've been out with the dogs.
     
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    Chilis, stews, and pastas can freeze pretty well and are easy to make in big batches.
     
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    Everyone has already said the main ones. I really like chopping up some veggies and bringing hummus with me, instead of ranch sauce.

    Also I'll put half a cup of cottage cheese with various fruit. Or maybe chickpeas/veggies with salt and pepper. Or perhaps some greek yogurt with Kashi cereal in it. om nom nom.
     
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    I know you asked for foods you can make, but I love these. I can never find them, otherwise I'd probably eat them every day. Simple, microwaveable, and tasty.

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