I'm undereating at lunch because... basically I'm lazy and always forget to prepare something the night before...any good suggestions for quick, easy and healthy lunch options?
I'm with you one that one! One of the things I started doing is packing for the week - so on Sunday I plan the week of lunches (and breakfasts too for that matter) Usually I eat sandwiches and healthy sides, so I just bring all the sandwich stuff to work and keep it here for the weeks worth, and bring the sides I want. On a super busy week I just buy frozen - Lean Cuisine, Smart Ones and Healthy choice all have great low calorie options, and healthy choice even has some lower sodium stuff if you worry about sodium.
If you don't have access to a fridge and microwave at work it is still easier to plan the week on Sunday and just have it ready to go - I prepack grapes and other fruits and veggies into serving size bags so I can just grab them and know what I am eating and it is a huge timesaver later in the week when I really don't feel like washing my grapes and measuring :-) Prepacking bread and lunch meats into individual portions makes it easy to grab one bag each and run in the morning.
I wish I had some great lunch recipes, but I don't I just don't have time to deal with lunch.
Thank you mintlatte!
Some great suggestions, especialy the pre packing into serving sizes - Save lazy me having to keep checking calories if its all ready to go! So Sunday will be lunch prep day!
I will use a slow cooker and cook a big meal and then take it in for lunch several days. You can use the recipe analyzer on CC to figure out the calories and other nutritional value. Good luck!
I pack a lunch every day. I tend to be a creature of habit so it usually is a salad. Mostly because it can be varied, it appeals to me and can be made quickly. I toss the container on the scale and zero it out each time I add something to it and jot it down on a post it and input it into my log later. Average time spent is about 5 minutes.
Today I had this:
70g mix of arugula and spring mix
57 g blueberries
35g shaved turkey breast
20g thin sliced onion
8g crumbled goat cheese
15 sprays balsamic spritzer
Doesn't look like much on paper but that's enough to fill a 64 oz Glad container. Total cal was around 170 if I remember so super light. Leaves lots of room for morning and afternoon snacks.
* homemade hummus, whole wheat pita, carrot & celery sticks, sliced cuke
* tuna sammie - mix it up at home with mayo/laughing cow cheese/whatever, put in ziploc container, pack a whole wheat pita or bread and just slap it together when you're ready
* LEFTOVERS....my fave
Sounds good!! Thank you!