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    I need some new ideas for lunch that are healthy and easy to prepare. Since I am staying at home right now I'm trying to keep lunch at home similar to something I'd pack to bring to work for the most part. I'm in a rut though and need some suggestions.

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    PB&J sandwich with fruit and some chips
    Hawaiian Tuna salad wraps (lettuce and flour)
    Tuna Melt
    Boca burgers
    lean pockets
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    At school this year they started serving sunbutter and banana rollups on whole wheat wraps...they were really pretty good.
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    What is sunbutter? I've never heard of this unless it is a type of alternative peanut butter...
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    Quote Originally Posted by m 'n c View Post
    What is sunbutter? I've never heard of this unless it is a type of alternative peanut butter...
    sunflower butter. If you like sunflower seeds you will enjoy it.

    I also sometimes make my own yogurt smoothies. I don't like the pre-made kind because they are too sweet. I buy plain non-fat yogurt. Add about a cup or so to the blender with 1 packet stevia (truvia, purevia...), about a tsp-tbsp. of vanilla and fresh or frozen fruit, and a little bit of milk to thin it out. Yummy without all the added sugar. I also do this with yogurt for work. Yogurt with the stevia packet and vanilla mixed in, then add frozen fruit to the top. By the time it is time for lunch the fruit has thawed and can be mixed right it. I can't eat regular sweetened yogurt anymore after doing this.

    Another thing we do quite often when I am home for lunch is baked quesa dillas. Two low fat/high fiber tortillas with low fat mexican cheese in the middle, baked until slightly crispy, and turned once (carefully). Cut into quarters or eigths, and top with salsa and low fat sour cream. Very easy, healthy and yummy. This is dd's favorite lunch, and how I taught her simple fractions back when she was homeschooled.
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    I think sunbutter is a PB alternative, for those with peanut allergies. My cousin's family uses it and he is allergic to nuts.

    the one I use a lot at work when I don't like what the cafeteria is serving is the microwaveable soup bowls. Since you're at home, you can go a little cheaper with just getting the can of soup instead of one in a ready to heat container. I've also gone with bagels and cream cheese quite a bit before.
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    I just fixed some salmon salad today - I buy canned salmon at Costco and use it like tuna - mix it with some mayo and a little Lemon Pepper Mrs. Dash and either eat it on crackers or in a sandwich.

    Leftover are what I usually eat for lunch if there are any - so maybe you can make a little extra dinner and then have it for lunch the next day.
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    let's see...my usual lunch is a sandwich: turkey on whole wheat bread with mustard. this is usually accompanied by a serving of sun chips and 1/2 an apple, or 1/2 cup of red grapes. sometimes, i'll forego the sun chips for a couple of cups of plain popcorn, because i dearly love popcorn.
    i have a habit of eating leftovers for lunch about once a week-yesterday, it was homemade chili with multi-grain premium saltines and 1/2 cup red grapes. occasionally, if we have pizza leftover, i'll eat two small squares of that with a small salad. hubby gets the big squares of pizza, i get the little corner pieces (my idea, for portion control).
    i would also suggest:
    banana sandwich with PB
    can of chicken noodle soup (or your favorite) with multi-grain crackers
    i'm not very creative, sorry, lol.

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    Most Progresso Soups (no water added) are 100 calories or under per serving which is a little more than a can. You could essentially eat a whole can for just over 200 cal. Have to watch the sodium on those. You could pair it with a salad and some crackers.

    I make cold cut rolls ups with hummus. I use low sodium ham 98% fat free spread hummus on it and roll it. I usually make 2-3 and then have sliced tomatoes and cucumbers.
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    Ooh I like the roll ups with hummus idea. I like to make my own hummus so that would be easy to do once a week.

    I also made a huge batch of diet coke chicken last night so I could avoid having tuna again today. I think I'm going to shred it and make BBQ wraps.

    Leftovers get hard because I cook dinner and of course most recipes are for 4-8 servings and with just 2 people leftovers last forever. Mike refuses to bring it for lunch so if I bring it then that means I'll be eating it twice in a day. Talk about Blah. Maybe if I make a stove top dinner and a crockpot thing then I could swap it up enough to not get too bored.
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