On another thread someone asked Vito for his cooler packing secrets, I thought it would be a good topic in general...
Today I have a lobster salad made with mock mayo (greek yogurt and seasonings) arugula, carrots, and a wrap to put the salad in. It's not actualy the extravagence it sounds, lobster prices have plumeted in Boston, and the "sheddies" (which can't be shipped) are quite cheap (ok, not as cheap as chicken, but if you have it for a special dinner, and don't finish, great leftover!)
Cool...this reminds me of the "what are you eating right now" thread that was going a while back. I got some great ideas from that!
If I'm at work, I usually take sliced turkey in a low-carb, high-fiber tortilla with lettuce and whatever else I have (sliced cukes, carrots, spinach, etc) and a piece of fruit, and I have almonds at work I snack on if I get hungry beyond that.
If I'm working at home, I usually make a salad with lettuce, spinach, whatever veggies are in the crisper, and leftover chicken, turkey, or sometimes tuna. Sometimes I get fancy and throw on a few chopped almonds or pecans and dried cranberries or dried cherries.
I do a lot of soup in the winter, too...but not when it's 95*
And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.
Breakfast is one egg, one egg white scrambled with ground turkey. I cook the ground turkey on Sunday night and season with cumin, chili pepper and red pepper flakes. I through it in a bowl and eat it on the way to work. Or I eat oatmeal with blueberries.
Lunch is salad with baked chicken. I don't use dressing because I don't like it. Watermelon, canteloupe or cherries for dessert.
Supper is a baked pork chop with roasted veggies. Snacks are fruit. Before I go to the gym I might have a low-fat waffle with peanut butter.
This weekend I found Magic Pop at Hy-Vee. They are awesome! It is like a flat tortilla, but a little bit thicker, like a thin rice cake. 15 calories and 4 carbs.
I made a "primal meatloaf" last night, with bison, pork and lamb, and finely diced sauteed mushrooms and almond meal instead of bread crumbs, and had a slice cold for a late-morning breakfast. Have to go to an all-afternoon meeting at which lunch will be provided, so I'm hoping by going not hungry I can resist the stuff I don't want to be eating.
Uggg, looking for inspiration. I generally like to take lunch, but I just can't seem to find anything in the pantry of fidge that looks appetizing. I do have a nice grocery store deli w/in walking distance. It has lots of great options like a salad bar, roast chicken, etc. But it also has wonderful sandwiches, yummy potato salad... you get the picture... not currently on the OK list. And at the moment I am feeling a carb binge coming on, so going to the deli for lunch may be more temptation that this girl has the strenght to tackle.
Hopefully I'll figure this out in the next 3 hours.
PS I guess I am a lucky person if this is my only delema today