One of our members has asked for ideas for what to take to work for lunch without having to cook - just supermarket stuff. Here are some of my favs:
Slices of pre-cooked chicken (the chicken lasts for many meals) with Wasa light crackers or LC tortilla with a little mayo or hummus and some greens
In a pinch, lunch meat (yeah, I know!) rolled up with sliced cheese and some good mustard, maybe a small bag of pork rinks and a small apple if I need more
Wasa crackers with peanut butter
Lettuce roll-ups - almost any meat/cheese rolled up in butter lettuce or romaine, maybe a few almonds
I like the choc/hazelnut Atkins bars
A few hardboiled eggs if you can cook them
I like all of your choices. I also bring those instant brown rice containers that heat in the microwave. I bring Greek yogurt and digestive cookies. Bell peppers and broccoli (sometimes dipped in ranch dressing) make good snacks as well.
jrtpup, I noticed you have chicken salad on your list. Do you make your own chicken salad or is it from the deli? I love the chicken salad from the deli at our local grocery store, but I've been having trouble getting the carb count right on it. What carb count do you use for your chicken salad? Thanks in advance :)
Now other lunch items that I bring to work:
Protein bar (I get one that has 9 net grams of carb)
Pre-made small salads from Wal-mart
Healthy choice frozen dinners - fast, easy, and carb count is no brainer
Sugar-free jello cups
Individually wrapped string cheese
single serving frozen veggies
I make my own. I love to make a roast chicken, it gives so many meals. I use 1/2 mayo/1/2 greek yogurt, celery, a small amount of finely chopped onion, and sometimes some chopped walnuts.
That sounds delish! I'm going to try that out this weekend. Thanks! :)
Let me know how you like it - I'm addicted LOL
Yep, I pretty much always bring my lunch. I do eat out with colleagues on special occasions but try to keep those to a minimum. I bring hard boiled eggs, crackers, tomatoes, avacado, salad stuff, frozen meals, and a bunch of other low-carb (or carb-content-known) items. I went through a bad spell about 2 years ago where I was eating out lunch a lot. It was expensive and NOT good on the BGs.
When I was still working, I always took my lunch to work.
A plastic container with salad I made myself, lettuce, cold green veggies leftovers from dinner, tomato, carrot or anything in season. Oil, wine vinegar, mustard lemon juice dressing again home made.
Slice of gluten free bread with cold meat, either left over from a joint or cold cuts or tinned tuna .
A piece of fruit, apple or orange, or maybe strawberries or raspberries.
I eat the same thing for lunch almost every day -- turkey (from the grocery deli counter) with cheese on a thin sandwich round and an apple. If my I:C ratio is working in my favor, I add a piece of dark chocolate because I have some room for the four extra g of carb. I know there are a number of these items many on here don't touch (bread, fruit, chocolate), but I'm still able to handle them and decided I might as well enjoy it while I can. I thrive on routine and it's gotten pretty easy to buy supplies once a week and make my sandwich before I head out the door in the morning.
I take a loaf of whole wheat bread, jar of homemade jelly, and jar of peanut butter to work at the beginning of every week.
Wow, that would send my bg soaring! I'll take a spoonful of the PB straight up :)
The jelly is made sugar free and really doesn't have many carbs considering the small amount I use. The bread is about 30g for 2 slices but the whole wheat combined peanut butter really slows the absorption. Extend my bolus and it's a pretty safe lunch, which is why I stick to it.