LUNCH Ideas.

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    Oct 15, 2014 10:13 PM GMT
    Hey gang.

    Looking for some healthy lunch ideas. That don't cost a fortune. I have been lifting 5 times a week...and doing cardio about 3 times a week.

    I am constantly starving but spending too much money. Any healthy ideas of what to eat for lunch!? Breakfast and dinner I've got down....lunch is such a hassle because of work! What can I bring!?!?
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    Oct 16, 2014 3:22 AM GMT
    smoothy:
    mainly use tofu far a thickening agent. Lots of guys dont like tofu because its so processed but using it in a smoothy you dont need refrigeration. i usually use some soy milk, lemon crystal lite, protein powder, sweeter.
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    Oct 17, 2014 7:56 PM GMT
    I cook ahead of time and since i'm not lifting or anything, I use portion control as part of my diet. I usually carry a japanese-style lunchbox or "Bento" with me at work or class. Depending on how much time i've had to prepare it or how much variety i've cooked that week It could be anywhere from something simple like Teriyaki Chicken, rice and grapes to more complex like Onigiri, various side items, etc. I don't have one of the sealable thermal bentos yet but once I do I'd love to be able to bring a miso or clear soup as an item. I have two bentos though. I have a small one (3"w*8"L*4"h) for just me and a larger one (4"w*10"L*5"h) for sharing icon_wink.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 18, 2014 4:25 AM GMT
    veggies.
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    Oct 19, 2014 2:41 PM GMT
    Don't underestimate beans!icon_idea.gif Good source of protein and fiber.
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    Oct 19, 2014 9:17 PM GMT
    Pre planning meals, without a doubt, has been KEY in ensuring that I'm satisfied throughout the day while at my 9-5 job. Grilled chicken with super pasta fuels my workout for after work. If you work out in the morning, bulking on different spices for chicken and veggies are cheap and delicious.

    Good luck man! :-)
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    Oct 19, 2014 11:36 PM GMT
    I eat eggs every morning its what gets me out of bed in the morning lol….The best way to have them is to make an egg sandwich which is a fried egg with cheese, rocket, beetroot, tomato, the more vegetables you put with your egg the tastier it is, its also nice with a little bit of tomato sauce….to be enjoyed with coffee.

    I like to bake vegetables like capsicum, sweet potato, zucchini, garlic, mushrooms onions etc with a nice olive oil and keep them in the fridge so whenever I'm hungry I take them out and put them on a wrap with spinach, rocket and aioli which is mayonnaise garlic and lemon juice mixed up

    Ive mentioned this before but I stand by moussaka as a healthy dinner its fucking delicious…..its pretty much a lasagne but you use egg plant instead of pasta sheets and you layer it with bolognese sauce and béchamel sauce
    and you bake it…..a more healthier alternative is minus the béchamel sauce..
    and I usually grate lots of vegetables into my bolognese like carrot, zucchini and a mixture of chopped fresh herbs with rocket or spinach
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    Oct 22, 2014 1:29 AM GMT
    RobBot125 saidHey gang.

    Looking for some healthy lunch ideas. That don't cost a fortune. I have been lifting 5 times a week...and doing cardio about 3 times a week.

    I am constantly starving but spending too much money. Any healthy ideas of what to eat for lunch!? Breakfast and dinner I've got down....lunch is such a hassle because of work! What can I bring!?!?


    A few roasted salted pistachios on top of a cup of fruit yogurt with some carrot sticks and a piñata apple (a bit pricey but well worth it). Maybe a little bottle of milk if you find a really good sale. Those apples are especially good with peanut butter if you've got a good system for transport and preparation.

    Edit: On sale at Walgreens is where I find the best prices on pistachios, which can be expensive at full price. They do last a while this way though. Almonds (preferably slivered), cashews, sunflower seeds, pepitas, or even peanuts will do in a pinch.
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    Oct 22, 2014 8:38 PM GMT
    You are all awesome.

    Thank you so so much.....


    Yes to the BEANS and SMOOTHIES.
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    Oct 22, 2014 8:38 PM GMT
    Crossfit999 saidPre planning meals, without a doubt, has been KEY in ensuring that I'm satisfied throughout the day while at my 9-5 job. Grilled chicken with super pasta fuels my workout for after work. If you work out in the morning, bulking on different spices for chicken and veggies are cheap and delicious.

    Good luck man! :-)


    I may sound Naive.....but, what is super pasta!?
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    Oct 22, 2014 8:40 PM GMT
    MikemikeMike saidDon't underestimate beans!icon_idea.gif Good source of protein and fiber.


    I've started the BEAN kick two days ago....it is fantastic...
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    Dec 01, 2014 2:10 PM GMT
    Rice w/ grilled chicken breast and low or skimmed yogurt + greens salad. doesn't cost that much and to be prepared at home.

    everyday change the seasoning of the chicken. enjoy icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 02, 2014 4:43 AM GMT
    RobBot125 said
    Crossfit999 saidPre planning meals, without a doubt, has been KEY in ensuring that I'm satisfied throughout the day while at my 9-5 job. Grilled chicken with super pasta fuels my workout for after work. If you work out in the morning, bulking on different spices for chicken and veggies are cheap and delicious.

    Good luck man! :-)


    I may sound Naive.....but, what is super pasta!?


    Any way you slice it, pasta makes you fat.

    Forget whole wheat pasta - I've even tried brown rice pasta and Ezekiel whole ancient grain pasta and it all makes you fat (if not eaten in extreme moderation at the right time). The exception is shirataki "Miracle" noodles made from roots which are zero calorie and just pass right through you as roughage but taste like rubber and spaghetti squash and/or zucchini you make with a spiralizer which even I with my fertile imagination (I can delude myself into thinking cold steel cut oatmeal is rice pudding) can't convince myself is pasta.

    Still waiting for the elusive, impossible, tasty non-fattening pasta.
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    Dec 02, 2014 4:44 AM GMT
    RobBot125 said
    Crossfit999 saidPre planning meals, without a doubt, has been KEY in ensuring that I'm satisfied throughout the day while at my 9-5 job. Grilled chicken with super pasta fuels my workout for after work. If you work out in the morning, bulking on different spices for chicken and veggies are cheap and delicious.

    Good luck man! :-)


    I may sound Naive.....but, what is super pasta!?


    Any way you slice it, pasta makes you fat.

    Forget whole wheat pasta - I've even tried brown rice pasta and Ezekiel whole ancient grain pasta and it all makes you fat (if not eaten in extreme moderation at the right time). The exception is shirataki "Miracle" noodles made from roots which are zero calorie and just pass right through you as roughage but taste like rubber, and spaghetti squash and/or zucchini you make with a spiralizer - which even I with my fertile imagination (I can delude myself into thinking cold steel cut oatmeal is rice pudding) can't convince myself is pasta.

    Still waiting for the elusive, impossible, tasty non-fattening pasta.
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    Dec 02, 2014 6:00 AM GMT
    Never been a big lunch eater. Carrots, celery, peanut butter, smoothie.

    Once had an intern who was a teen (then 20ish) bodybuilder. God-like physique. He carried a backpack full of food around and ate a mini-meal every two hours or so. Brushed and flossed every time too. Can't really remember what it was he was eating, except once he ate an enormous muffin in my car.