Vacationing in Tampa - Gina

>> Sunday, June 27, 2010

Today (and yesterday as well), we are in Tampa with my husband on his business trip. The boys and I wake up and enjoy a huge breakfast in the lobby. Then we change and stay in the pool until lunch. We come back to the room where I make sandwiches (or leftovers from dinner the night before). We have puddings, applesauce, oranges, chips and it is a variable feast. Then we nap for hours. Get a shower and get ready for our evening with Daddy. It is so relaxing and fun. I wish we had a couple more days before we have to leave. But sadly this is our last full day. Tomorrow, it is breakfast and then driving home all day.

For lunch, I had half of a Bacon Chicken sandwich from last night, chips, and pudding. I forgot to get a cup of oranges for myself. Maybe I will have a snack later. Mmmmmm.


I forgot for a sec...Then I remembered - Natalie

>> Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I have not posted here for a long time and when I clicked for a new post I forgot for a sec what I had for lunch today. Is that a sign of aging? I wondered what it would be like months or years from now, I may never remember today's date or worst plunged into a total nightmare of forgetting my name and my home address. So there I was staring at the screen thinking. Wait, what was I thinking?

Oh lunch today was a Granola bar.


Tuesday, June 16, Lisa

Leftover cheese tortellini with red sauce
Zucchini sauteed with onion, topped with feta.
Kool-aid because my husband STOLE THE LAST SODA.


Tuesday, June 8, Lisa

>> Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Leftover hamburger with tomato and red onion.
Chili cheese fritos


April 22, Lisa.

>> Thursday, April 22, 2010

So, it's been a while.

I've been having awesome sandwiches this week:

Morning Star Farms Spicy Black Bean patty
red onion
on toasted hamburger buns

Usually with corn chips, but today I'm thinking apple slices.


Finally! I've Eaten Something Different- Tina

>> Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I confess to not posting for a long time because I have eaten the exact same thing for weeks and weeks. Last week was spring break and my best lunch (partly because I didn't have to prepare it myself) was eaten at The Rainforest Cafe at the Mall of America. The Guacamole Burger had lettuce, tomato, cheese, guacamole, bacon and onion stacked on it. It was delish! Half a burger would have been fine, but I just couldn't stop eating and ended up stuffing myself.


Why I Rarely Post

>> Thursday, March 11, 2010

Same boring lunch as usual:

 - Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich
 - Granola Bar
 - Some carrots


Veggie Lunch

I've been MIA lately. Sorry.

Today I had a bean and rice burrito and a side salad. Okay, I added some tortilla chips and salsa but only a small handful. I felt like I needed some additional crunch. It was goooood.


Embarrassing lunch

I had one skinny cow ice cream sandwich and a diet Coke. Yup, uber-healthy. That's me.



>> Sunday, February 28, 2010

For the third week in a row, my Saturday lunch was nachos and diet pepsi while watching Avatar in IMAX 3D.

I think I am in love with Sam Worthington.


Tuesday lunch

>> Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I've kinda bailed on all of you lately, I apologize. Food and I are not such good friends at the moment. I am still eating though, and will try to get back into the groove!

Yesterday I had:

Tuna salad on toast with cheese and tomato (not nearly so good as I'd hoped)
plain Doritos
Dill pickle


Healthy Again (Ti)

>> Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I've come to the conclusion that eating healthy is boring. It doesn't taste all that boring but talking about it, well...

Here's what I had:

  • Leftover grilled salmon
  • Garlic couscous
  • Braised carrots

Healthy, but I finished it just 30 minutes ago and I am already starving.



Another pseudo taco salad for lunch today.


Chicken Adobo

>> Monday, February 22, 2010

Marinated and cooked in salt, soy sauce, black pepper, vinegar, olive oil, water, and garlic Chicken adobo a Filipino specialty close to my heart - my fav and probably the only food I know well how to cook. The distinc aroma seeping through my nose reminds me of grandma when she was still alive. Such a lovely lovely memory...



Pseudo taco salad.


2/18 - Thursday is My Favorite Pasta Bowl!

>> Thursday, February 18, 2010

I've fallen into what seems to be a food habit. The cafe in the building next door has "build your own" pasta bowls on Thursdays and Fridays, and I've become a Thursday pasta bowl buyer (because they're HUGE and only 6 bucks).

Today's bowl:

  • Bowtie pasta
  • Chicken
  • 3 Meatballs (lil ones, 'cause I wanted to try 'em)
  • Broccoli
  • Zucchini
  • Mushrooms
And a roll.

Yum! And I can eat the other half of the bowl for dinner before I teach my night class. Voila!


Boring Lunch Today (Ti)

>> Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Extremely boring lunch today. I have a doctor's appointment so I didn't plan very well AND I have no food in the house. I had a can of Amy's Organic split pea soup. That's it. It's great but I needed some crackers or a piece of fruit to round it out.

I am about to leave work for the appointment and then afterwards, I plan to hit the market. Hope you all had a better lunch than I did.


2/17 - Wednesday Leftovers!

Brought a hamburger leftover from last night's dinner, a bag of Cheese Puffs, and a HUUUUGE orange. I'm on a hardcore citrus kick lately.


BBQ Tofu Cubes and Raspberries

>> Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I have been trying to eat a little healthier lately and decided to try and recreate a dish that a local grocery store makes so I looked online and found a recipe for BBQ tofu cubes. I added some more veggies to suit myself and then had raspberries as a side. I think I was eating summer-y type foods in hopes that spring will come sooner than Punxatawney Phil predicted!

If interested, here's the recipe with my notes and additions:

1 box firm tofu, drained (I use extra firm, non-silken)
assorted veggies to taste (today I used broccoli and onion but I really like edamame beans in this)
1 Tablespoon oil
2/3 cup vegan BBQ sauce (not being vegan I throw in whatever BBQ sauce we have in the fridge)
1/2 cup water
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 Tablespoon sugar

*the recipe also calls for hot sauce to taste but since I was using habenero BBQ sauce, I skipped that and it still had enough zing to make me happy.

Dice tofu into cubes (I prefer smaller but bigger is fine too). Heat oil in a frying pan and add tofu, sauteing until tofu is a light golden brown. Set aside. Saute any veggies you've chosen until desired softness. Add tofu back into pan.

Meanwhile combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl and microwave for one minute. Add into tofu mixture. Cook until sauce thickens considerably. (I still find this to be too saucy for my tastes and generally halve the sauce measurements but you might like it drippier.)

Serve hot or cold. Makes 2-4 servings.


Tuesday, February 16, 2010, Christine

I was going to do an update post and list my last several lunches, but I can't remember it all. I have a cold and I'm very congested, so that's making it harder to think.

I wanted homemade chicken soup for lunch today, but that would have required some effort on my part, and when I thought about it, it was already nearly 11 am so it would've taken too long anyway.

So I made a scrambled egg and ate it with a whole wheat bagel with a small amount of butter and honey.

I think I'll go make that soup right now for dinner.

Or something else really spicy to clear my nasal passages.


Snacky lunch

>> Saturday, February 13, 2010

Today was one of my stellar grazing kinds of weekend lunches. I had Stacy's Simply Naked Pita Chips and hummus. I'm hoping the kids finish the Stacy's bag so I don't have temptation left for me later!


White Chocolate Macadamia

>> Thursday, February 11, 2010

YUP! You're reading it right - I had cookies from Brent and Sam's for lunch - White Chocolate Macadamia dipped in a glass of milk. Got it from Fairway Market the other day. Definitely bad for the diet plan but worth a try while working from home. *LOVE IT*  Plus my body deserves to be spoiled after shoveling that pile of unbelievable heavy snow. I am one of the unfortunates - I hear my muscles crunching...


Thursday - Tempeh Surprise! (Ti)

Today, I had leftovers from dinner so in order to give you the entire story, I have to talk about dinner first.

I had this block of Tempeh in my fridge and since I had never cooked with Tempeh, I had no idea what to do with it. I saw it at Whole Foods and all my vegan cookbooks raved about it but I was so distracted when I bought it, that I didn't really buy any of the ingredients to do anything with it. Duh.

So last night I did the following:

  • Sauteed onions and garlic in olive oil
  • Broke up tempeh block and browned it a bit
  • Tossed in stewed tomatoes, and included just a bit of the juice
  • Ripped up kale (leafy green veg) and tossed that in
  • Added some of my Pampered Chef Sundried Tomato seasoning
  • Tossed in cooked, whole wheat pasta
  • Tossed it around and then served it up

You could add parmesan but I've given up dairy too, so that was out. It was wonderful though! The tempeh sort of reminded me of pine nuts which I cannot eat either but love.

I had leftovers for lunch but even with all the vegan-ness of this dish, I am still reacting to it a bit. Not sure what is setting me off this time. Perhaps, the tempeh was processed where nuts are processed?

Anyway, it was good and even better the 2nd time around.


Tuesday - Where Do the Days Go? (Ti)

>> Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I am a bit behind in posts but here is what I put together for today's lunch:

  • 2 cups of Trader Joe's Organic Lentil soup.
  • 1 slice of whole grain bread, with 2 slices of Tofu cheese, broiled in the toaster oven.
  • 1 apple (which I am about to eat since I am still starving).
  • Water (lots and lots)

With all of this healthy eating, I have lost a few additional pounds. I lose weight all the time and then gain it back, but this time I actually broke a plateau that I've been on for 6 weeks, so I'm happy about that.


Clearing out the fridge lunch

>> Monday, February 8, 2010

I finished up the Chicken and Buttermilk Soup I made last week before it went off and then ate an avocado that had been hanging around here a bit too long as well, as evidenced by the amount of brown I had to scrape out of it. Now I won't feel guilty about adding to the clutter in there with leftovers from tonight's dinner. :-)


Monday, February 8, 2010 Christine

I'm catching up here on some lunches, like Clover did in the previous post. Let's see...

I spent virtually all day baking this awesome German Chocolate Ganache Cake for my husband's birthday, sampling everything as I went along, but those nibbles don't count towards lunch, so... I had nachos made with more left over taco seasoned beef over tortilla chips, sprinkled with shredded american cheese and microwaved for about 1 min 30 seconds, served with store bought mango salsa.

Was at my daughter's all day volleyball tournament out of state, so we packed lunch in a cooler and ate it sitting on the floor of the balcony area of the gymnasium. We had turkey sandwiches on whole wheat, plain chips, grapes, an orange, an apple, store bought chocolate chip cookies and iced tea.

MONDAY (today)
I had left over corned beef hash and the smallest amount of sauteed Swiss Chard (diced corned beef, onion, and potatoes cooked in a skillet with salt, pepper and dried thyme), from Thursday night's dinner. Yikes. It tasted fine, but that's cutting it close on the spoil deadline... oops.


Catching Up... Clover

>> Saturday, February 6, 2010

I keep thinking that I'm updating this daily and then I actually look and I haven't written anything since Tuesday. What fail on my part!

Wednesday - What did I have for lunch on Wednesday? It's not like it was that long ago, why can't I remember? Was it sandwiches again? It must have been. Yes. Ham sandwiches that Oldest didn't like because I accidentally bought peppered ham instead of whatever N normally buys. I had a ham sandwich, an apple and a yoghurt of some kind.

Thursday - I was in a bit of a rush Thursday, so ended up making this chickpea salad and a couple of Nice biscuits. Salad was a mixture of cooked chickpeas, tinned sweetcorn, tuna, taco powder, breadcrumbs, a little grated cheese, and lemon juice. I love it. Usually have it with pitta bread but I seriously had nothing in the house.

Friday - N had an unexpected day off and we ended up having a lovely picnic as a family in our living room. We made ham and cheese rolls and shared some crisps and drank squash. I love picnics. Especially indoor picnics.

Saturday - It was a friend's birthday, and he invited us out for bowling followed by Nando's. I do love Nando's. I had what I always have - a chicken breast fillet burger, mango and lime sauce, no mayonnaise, with cheese and a pineapple. Plus chips and a Coke. It was very good. Next time I might order the corn on the cob just to be a little healthier, but whatever. It was a special occasion.


Saturday, Beef Kare Kare

Had a full plate of Beef Kare Kare (Filipino version of the beef stew flavored and thickened in a peanut - based sauce, with a variety of vegetables). My sister cooked it for me and all I have to do is provide a complement (a real good one of course) and I was on my way through licking the very last sauce on the plate.


2/6- Movie Date

As we have decided to see Avatar (although I want to see Book of Eli- Denzel Washington is just delicious), I suspect my lunch will be popcorn and diet coke.

Can James Cameron make a movie that is under two hours ever? Never mind, I digress . . .


Friday, February 5, 2010, Christine

>> Friday, February 5, 2010

I never posted yesterday's lunch, and since it was NOT turkey on whole wheat, I figured it was worth mentioning. So, yesterday I had ...

leftover pasta with broccoli and ham in a cream sauce. It was homemade from dinner two nights prior. Yum. Don't hate me.

Today, I had more leftovers. Trying to clear out room in the fridge ... ;)

taco wrap consisting of seasoned beef, shredded cheddar and lots of lettuce topped with mango salsa all rolled up in a flour tortilla.

Of course the salsa was so yummy, I had to spoon some on my plate and eat it with a handful of tortilla chips. Then I ate all the salsa and still had chips on my plate, so I needed another spoonful of salsa. Then I ran out of the chips part, so I ... oh you know the drill. ;P

Then I had a scoop of that homemade pomegranate sherbet. What? It's Friday!


Thursday, Abbe, using stuff up

>> Thursday, February 4, 2010

We're going away for two weeks and I was ravenous.

Found leftover rice, plus a little tofu that would go bad before we came back, and some scallions - cubed the tofu in a frying pan for ~5 minutes, added scallions and some Indonesian spice mix we have right now, then added the rice that had already been reheated in the microwave. Didn't take much longer than making a sandwich and now those things aren't in the fridge!


Thursday, Gina

Today was lunch at home. Our neighbors sent us home with a pineapple, papaya, and coconut after the big Lost Premiere Bash they had on Tuesday. I adore fresh pineapple. So, of course, I made my meal around it today.

Grilled Pineapple and Cheese Sandwich
Crackers with Ranch Dip
Pudding Cup

A very yummy lunch if I say so myself.



I am home today, so reheating some frozen ziti leftovers from way back when.

I am in carb mode today. Carving carbs big time!


Wednesday, Abbe, sandwich

>> Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I've got a few freezer bags of frozen cooked cod scraps, from when we were doing our weekly whole local fish delivery (mostly cod.) I eventually figured out that after filleting the fish, boiling the spines with meat on them to make fish stock (also in our freezer in large quantities), I could take the scraps off the bones and make fish cakes out of them, or mix with mayo and pretend it was tuna salad.

This time I defrosted it from the freezer and did the same, and had a cod "tuna" salad sandwich on pumpernickel bread for lunch.


Wednesday, Gina, Playdate

I feel compelled to tell you that I don't eat out all the time. It feels like every time I post my lunch I post where I have eaten. Oh, well. I should just not let it bother me.

Today was our Play-Date Wednesday. Instead of Chick Fil A, we went to the closer McDonald's. (Not nearly as good, or as good for me.)

Riley had a Happy Meal. Chicken nuggets and Fries.

I had a Happy Meal. Double Cheeseburger and Apples. I ate some of his fries...he had some of my apples.

Total Points: 14 (almost half a days point right there!)

I really don't like eating out at McDonald's because the amount of food you get is so small for the amount of points (calories, fat, etc.) But they are our only local restaurant that has a playground.


Wednesday, February 3, 2010, Christine

Back to the old stand-by....

Turkey, provolone on ciabatta roll with mayo
Jamacian Jerk baked potato crisps

An apple :)



>> Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I ate vegetable lasagna from the school cafeteria.

It was yucky.


Abbe, February 2

I went to a Soup Swap this weekend - brought 6 quarts of my homemade soup there,
and came back with 6 quarts of other peoples' instead, mostly frozen.

One of them was very simple a Vietnamese chicken soup with broth, rice, chicken, and fish sauce. And it sounded delicious, and I had a mishap where some of it spilled in the car on the way home, so I put it in the fridge instead of the freezer.

Today I had it for lunch, with scallions and cilantro, and the finished off lunch with a dessert soup from our dim sum party - sweet ginger soup and tofu mixed in.


Tuesday's soup day--Kristen

I had a late breakfast so I had a small lunch. The good news about not being terribly hungry at lunchtime is that I didn't have any leftovers I felt compelled to eat since we ate out last night. So I cracked open a can of Amy's Lentil Vegetable Soup and went to town.


Tuesday, another sandwich, Lisa

Another sandwich- bologna, turkey, cheese, mayo and pickles on white bread. (We had 2 leftover kaiser rolls that no one will admit to eating, but they are GONE. Hm.)
Ritz cracker chips

For afternoon snacks I brought an orange and a Honeycrisp apple.


Feb 2, Kara, more winter means more soup YAY!

OK, so I am trying to look at the bright side! I love soup... I wish I could have weekly soup parties... but I don't know anybody else here who likes soup as much as me.

I also realize that I have been a slacker and failed to mention that most days I eat a can of Dinty Moore or Chef BoyRDee or cheese crackers or poptarts. I apologize. Anyway, today I am having another very easy soup (leftover from last night) that I love. It has ground beef, a little fresh onion and garlic (Chris made it... otherwise it would have flakes), and a few cans of tomatoes, okra and corn (I use the Margaret Holmes brand) and salt and pepper. Instant (roughly), delicious soup.


Tuesday - Healthy and Vegan (Ti)

Today I brought a black bean burger and whole wheat bun. I will toast both in the toaster oven here at work and then warm up a cup of tomato soup to round it off. I am trying to live a vegan lifestyle but I am taking baby steps to get there so you may see me slip every now and then.

I really need to invest in a good vegan cookbook but many of them use such complex ingredients. I don't want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. I want quick and easy, but tasty. Anyone know of any good ones?

I plan to eat at my desk but afterward I'm heading to the university library to check out what's available.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010, Christine

Tuna on ciabatta roll

Jamacian Jerk baked chips
An apple
Re-heated cup of coffee from this morning


Tuesday, Salad yesterday Salad today

I see salad everywhere...with grilled chicken, onions, oranges, tomatoes, egg, and green pepper toppings. My eyes are covered with green lettuce...lots of lettuce.


Tuesday, Clover

Lunch today was much better. I had a peanut butter sandwich on whole wheat bread, a peach and apricot yoghurt, an apple and a small bowl of pineapples. This is mostly because I'd just finished a 30 minute Wii workout. I couldn't look at the pizza after that!


Snow day Monday--Kristen

>> Monday, February 1, 2010

The kids were home and we didn't feel like leaving the cozy confines of the house. So I had the rest of the delicious Broccoli Buttermilk Soup* I made for dinner last night, a handful of cherries that had seen better days, and some plain rice cakes.

*I altered the recipe just a snitch by using only 1 stick of butter instead of the full pound and used three potatoes instead of just two. I happen to have a handy-dandy immersion blender (one of my favorite kitchen tools ever!) so I just pureed the whole pot right on the stove.


Monday, leftover soup, Abbe

that turkey soup from some day last week - we still had some. Now we don't.


Monday, leftovers, Lisa

Leftover pulled pork with BBQ sauce on a kaiser roll with loads of sliced pickles.
Ritz cracker chips.


Monday, February 1, 2010 Christine

Corned beef & mustard on a Ciabatta roll
Jamacian Jerk baked chips
(Archer Farms brand from Target)

Scoop of homemade pomegranate sherbet. Recipe HERE.

Okay, okay! I confess!! It was two scoops.

The corned beef was left over from dinner a few nights ago--not the kind from the deli, so it was oh so good and oh so much better for you. Especially since it was preservative free, antibiotic free, hormone free, blah blah blah beef, too! Bought from Trader Joe's last spring and kept in a deep freeze in my basement freezer until last week.


Monday, clover

Ah, the 1st of February and the erm, beginning of a certain monthly visitor. So today's lunch is quite unhealthy. But I expected that and just went with it. I actually had my favourite ever meal - leftover pizza. I had three, possibly four slices of cold leftover pizza from Pizza Hut. One slice Hawaiian, one slice Meat Feast and one (or two) slice(s) of Super Supreme (minus mushrooms, with pineapple instead). And with that, I had a half packet of gummy Haribo sweets and a little pot of chocolate custard. And a big glass of Coke.



More Buffalo Hot Dogs!


Saturday Lunch, Tina

>> Sunday, January 31, 2010

Yesterday I had to run errands, and after a long stop at the library where we met some friends, we ended up stopping at Sonic, since we still had two more stops before we could head home (living in the rural midwest means that I have to drive 25 minutes into town to go shopping, etc., and therefore do everything in one trip. So, we don't go home for lunch in between the library stop and errands). I felt quite virtuous since I had run 10 miles on the treadmill and still only ordered a grilled chicken salad at Sonic. I did get a Cranberry limeade, which I absolutely love, but was none too impressed with the salad. It was Ok, but not great.


Sunday, Dim Sum Party, Abbe

Well, that was cool! We organized a homemade dim sum potluck - each person tried to bring one dim sum style Asian appetizer - we had several kinds of dumplings with various amounts of homemade-ness, steamed pork buns, sesame buns, turnip cake, scallion pancakes, ginger tofu soup, fried lotus root, Chinese greens with sauce, custard buns with crunchy "pineapple" topping, and congee. It was a little chaotic in the kitchen since many things needed to be reheated, steamed, or fried before serving but really tasty. I made two dishes since I felt like the host should put in a little extra effort - the turnip cake and one batch of the custard buns.

It was kind of lunch *and* dinner because it was plenty of food.


Sunday, Lisa

Bologna, turkey and cheese sandwich with mayo and pickle.


Saturday, How to Fight the Freezing Cold Weather

>> Saturday, January 30, 2010

Fight eye to eye! - I had a bowl of Jamoca Almond fudge ice cream from Baskin-Robbins for lunch. I microwaved it for 15 seconds to melt.


Abbe, January 30

We ordered pizza and mozzarella sticks and it was a nice lazy lunch.


Saturday Lunch

I love lentil soup and I generally buy every kind I can find in the grocery store since I can never remember which brand it is that I like best. With actual snow on the ground making us feel like we live in the north again, I cracked open a can of it for lunch today. Today's brand was Health Valley and while I know a lot of people need or want lower sodium, I thought this was a little bland and chalk it up to the missing punch of salt (not that I like loads of salt). So a bowl of lentil soup, an avocado, and a cup of Christmas tea (I'm giving up diet Coke again but I needed the caffeine for my headache) made up lunch today.



>> Friday, January 29, 2010

Leftover Pork and cabbage stew (WW recipe) which is quite good, although I always need to spice it up a tad.


Friday, Natalie is Thinking...

I'm still thinking what to eat for lunch. I just burned few calories and eating seems to be at the bottom of my list. I'll probably have soup too...or maybe just a granola bar again. Hmmm....


Friday, January 29, 2010 Christine

I just ate a Frittata sandwich consisting of a wedge of leftover frittata (fancy name for when I cook an omelet for dinner) made with egg, onion, swiss chard and red pepper, on whole wheat bread with a slice of ham and a slice of american cheese.

Accompanied by a glass of orange juice.


1/28 : Abbe

>> Thursday, January 28, 2010

This is one step better than leftovers: 2 nights ago, or maybe last night, I made turkey broth to use some turkey legbones with a bit of meat on them. cut the meat off after cooking and put it in the same container. We also had cooked brown rice, and a leftover chicken drumstick, and the scraps from shredding a lot of turnips in the food processor - so I threw those all into the pot long enough to cook the turnips, went back to handing K a tissue for her awful runny nose every few seconds while I waited.

despite being the sick one, she didn't eat any soup - some days she likes it, but not today.



I ate a lunchables box while waiting at Walgreen's for a prescription to be filled.


Lunch @ Home

It was snowing when I got up this morning so I decided to work from home today. In turn I get to eat homemade chicken adobo with white rice. Then I had three pieces of almond clusters chocolates and later on I was finishing up a pack of M&M. Wasn't that all enough, I headed for a bowl of chocolate ice cream and finished it with a glass of water. So much for diet and exercise huh! That is why it's not safe for me to stay home all day. Not at all!!!


Thursday - Lazy Luncher (Ti)

I took my walk this morning and wiped myself out. It's windy and cold and since my stomach is already yelling for food (and it's only 10am, my time) I walked across campus to get a Subway sandwich for later. I needed something a tad more substantial than my can of soup. So here is what I got:

  • 6-inch on Honey Oat with lettuce, tomato, cheese, some red onion, avocado and some sweet onion dressing.

It's lacking a good source of protein but the bread should sustain me as I have been giving up bread lately.

Is it Friday yet?


Thursday, Clover

Today, for lunch, I had two slices of 'homemade' pizza (store-bought pizza bases to which I added passata and slices of mozzarella cheese and threw it in the oven), a cherry yoghurt and a KitKat Chunky.



>> Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I have been bad the last few days, by mixing up my meals and not eating very well. I have been feeling a lot of stress and skipping lunch because school has been keeping me busy and often too distracted to eat.

Problem is, when I get home, I am shaky and starving.


Trying other bloggers' recipes

I had the last of the Tuscan Bean Soup I made over the weekend. It was not a little bit of soup that was left either but several servings worth. It is just that good! (And my hubby wanted a bowl of it to add to his dinner tonight and was not terribly pleased when I said it was gone. ) Anyway, it was a recipe I got off of Lakeside Musing and the actual recipe can be found here. Seriously good stuff which makes tasty delicious leftovers too. **picture also from Lakeside Musing but mine looked identical to this, just in a different bowl. ;-)


Classic Beef Stew Meal

For $5.95, I got a bowl of a classic beef stew - bite size pieces of top round are slow simmered in a rich brown sauce with carrots, celery and onions, served over egg noodles.


Wednesday - Soup Was Calling Me (Ti)

I hit a Mexican buffet for lunch. The buffet is particularly nice because the Manager makes sure that my food sensitivites are addressed. That means that the soup is not made with an animal base and that it's filled with lots and lots of veggies. Isn't that nice of him? You are probably wondering what is so great about this soup but it IS great. I top it off with cilantro and shredded cabbage and it really fills me up.

The rest of the buffet offers up your common fare...refried beans, rice, carnitas, roasted chicken, etc. I had some beans and carnitas but the rest I skipped. I was too filled up by the soup anyway.


January 27th, Melanie

It is me and my boring lunch again.

Three pieces of turkey lunchment and some water.

I know that yall wish I would eat something better:)


wednesday 1/27

so i am new to this, i have been reading and now my first ever post!

today i had a salad with tomatoes, cheese and green peppers with Italian dressing. Not anything too exciting but still yummy


Wednesday, Lisa

Chicken, spinach, mushroom hot pocket (I did not notice any spinach, and I scraped out the 3 little bits of chicken. I think there was one or two mushrooms.)

Corn chips with cheese melted on them in the microwave.

10 minute nap that turned into 25 minutes.  FYI, when setting the alarm on your cell phone, be sure to pay attention to the AM and PM part. Ooops.


Wednesday, January 27, Christine

Today I made one of my all time favorite salads with my all time favorite salad dressing-- Trader Joe's Champagne Pear Vinaigrette. Delicious!

The salad is made with lettuce and or baby greens, grilled chicken, sliced pear, dried cranberries, pecans and of course the yummy dressing. For a more detailed recipe, visit my regular blog HERE.


Abbe January 27

another bowl of leftover bean and meatball soup - finished it off. This one was mostly beans and vegetables but that's ok. I may have a yogurt drink if I get hungry later.


January 26th, Melanie

I had a bowl of homemade chili with crackers.

It was really good but I normally don't eat that heavy at lunch as yall can all tell.

It was a nice change for me.


Fish vs. Granola

>> Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I’m not sure how to describe this but I’m going to try…

While getting out of the cafeteria today my phone vibrated so I took it with my free hand while the other is holding a styrofoam platter of grilled tuna fish and sweet corn on the side. It was a long chat so I decided to take the stairs instead of the elevator. Right after the last tread of the stairs I tripped with my platter flying straight to the floor. I ended up attacking a Granola bar for lunch!


Tuesday, January 26, 2010, Christine

It's nearly dinner time in my corner of the world right now, but I've only just found time now to post what I had for lunch today.

A dear friend of mine** stopped by this morning to say hello, so of course we caught up over a cup of coffee, but then in the blink of an eye it was lunch time. I thought my regular standby of turkey on whole wheat with tomato soup might be a bit ... I don't know... ordinary(?) to serve a friend, so I broke out the skillet and made us a quick, easy, hot lunch:

Quesadillas with grilled chicken and cheddar cheese
Homemade guacamole
Smoky Peach Salsa (from Trader Joe's)

Iced Tea

**This friend and I have been good friends ever since we met at a La Leche League Meeting (breastfeeding support group for new moms) when our now teenagers were babies! I guess you could say we're bosom buddies in the truest sense! LOL! ha ha ha! :o)


Tuesday, Jan 26 - Errand Day (Gina)

I did my errands in Huntsville today. We ate at Bitty's favorite lunch place -- Sam's Club. It is economical and doesn't require saying "Shhhhh" over and over again.

I ate a hot dog and soda. He ate a HUGE slice of pizza. We both ate for well under $4.


Tuesday - Chipotle Called My Name (Ti)

Seriously... it said "Ti! Ti! You know you want a barbacoa salad!" Since the weather called for more rain, I packed Lentil Soup for lunch and then told myself that if I walked to Chipotle, which is a little ways away, then I would have earned the salad.

I walked.

I ate. I had chips, too.

In case you haven't been introduced to the greatness of Chipotle, the barbacoa is braised, spicy shredded beef. I have it on top of a mound of lettuce with pinto beans, tomatoes, salsa, some cheese, guacamole (there's that green thing again) and a bit of sour cream.

If it weren't for the cheese, sour cream and chips that I scarfed down, it would have been a lot healthier.

I tried to read more of Case Histories but it isn't pulling me in. It's sort of blah. Instead I people-watched.


Tuesday, Chips and Beans, Lisa

The cupboards are bare!

Black beans heated in a pan with a little onion, some partially smashed.
Topped with cheese, sour cream, black olives, and a bit of taco sauce.
Corn chips.


January 26, Abbe

sandwich: packaged turkey breast, wheat bread, mayo, and american cheese, and a tiny bit of coffee I didn't finish this morning. (we make it turkish style and sweeten it then, and it doesn't taste bad to me cold!)


26 Jan, Kara

I'm having a salad with tomatoes, cheese and some left over buffalo chicken strips (baked), and some ranch dressing. I'm also starting to prepare for a 5K run (if you know me, you know I NEED to prepare). Anyway, if you have some good recipes for healthy, balanced (with some extra protein) lunches for one, please share... I'm eventually going to loathe salads. :)


Monday, Jan 25 Party Time

Bitty and I went to a friend's 6th birthday party today for lunch.

He ate....

2 slices of turkey (call it ham if you expect him to eat it though)
string cheese
mandarin oranges
Goldfish crackers
Birthday Cake, of course

I ate two helpings of delicious taco salad. (It is a delightfully easy dish. 1head of lettuce. 1 lb ground meat with taco seasonings. 1 bag of crushed Doritos. 1 bottle of Ranch dressing. When we make it at our house....I do not use all the dressing...but the rest of our playgroup follows the recipe above.) And of course, birthday cake and ice cream.

I did not dare count the points of this meal. However, the meal did not have an effect on the scale this morning, so I am calling yesterday a success.


Tuesday, Clover

Today, I'm having two lamb burgers on white rolls for lunch followed by a large helping of almond and apple crumble!


January 25th, Melanie

>> Monday, January 25, 2010

I had to get my hair done at 10 am so I ran through Chick Fil A to get a sweet tea (yes, I do this every time I leave the house) and they let me get a chicken salad sandwich early.

It took me 3 hrs. to eat but it was delish!


Monday: The Green Continues (Ti)

Game On is officially over. Can you hear the happy tone in this post? However, it's not really over because I sort of have to eat healthy all the time. I used to think that it would be easier to make healthier choices if my health required it. Well, now my health does and I can tell you , it's not easier!

That said, here is my lunch:

  • A cup of organic, split pea soup (I seem to like green food).
  • A tiny little apple.
  • 3 whole grain crackers.
  • Lots of water.

It's tasty and healthy and very filling but a salad from Chipotle sounds much better right now. I am eating my lunch at my desk and then plan to take my book, and myself outside.


Monday, "salad", Lisa

This is where you all quit visiting the blog.

I made salad for lunch with:

coleslaw cabbage (no coleslaw dressing)
a bit of mayo and italian dressing
shredded cheese
black olives
green peas

It's... crunchy.

It's what I had, so I threw it together and hoped for the best. It's ok. Might not repeat it tho.


and 1/25, leftover crockpot stew

Beans and meatballs and vegetables in the crockpot were dinner on Saturday, and we had 3 servings leftover for later.


January 25, 2010 Christine

LeanCuisine Spinach Mushroom Deep Dish pizza

Diet pepsi

The pizza was very good. Only 340 calories, 7 g of fat (only 3 g saturated fat) and a whopping 18 g of protein. Sadly, though, it was very quick to eat. It's gone and I'm still a bit hungry. :(

I'll hold off, though, because my girls will be home from school in two hours and I will inevitably have a snack with them then.


1/24 : something old, something new - Abbe

Yesterday I cooked a recipe dauphinois potatoes (the ones you slice thinly and cook in milk) while we had farm-fresh raw milk in the fridge. This took advantage of a trick I learned somewhere along the way - you don't have to cook all the dishes in the meal the same day. We ate leftover sauteed veal cutlets, and newly cooked potatoes, and now we can cook some protein another day and have leftovers of the potato casserole.


1/25 - Early!

It's an early lunch for me today (11:30 Central). I'm riding on the coattails of my soon-to-be mother-in-law (how's that for apostrophes?). I'm having her leftover crab alfredo for lunch along with a fresh orange and a slice of lemon meringue pie. And water. Lots of water!

My tummy is growling, so I'm gonna get back to it...


Sunday, Tina

>> Sunday, January 24, 2010

Trying to be I had half a tuna sandwich on nine-grain bread, kiwi lime yogurt, and half an apple. For dessert a 100 calorie nutty bar. I am making the family some chili for supper, but may opt for a salad for myself.


Sunday, Lumpia

My sister in law is Filipino and one of the things she made for us when we went back home was Lumpia.  On Friday I got a wild hair that I wanted to try to make some myself so I googled up a recipe with a lot of favorable reviews and gave it a shot.

Since we live in South Dakota, I had to make do with phyllo dough for the wrappers, and they brown up REALLY fast, but otherwise it was a painless process.  Mike and I and the Bug loved them, the Pirate had chips and carrots.

This is the recipe we used. I think need time I'll try a potato version, but I'll definitely be doing this again!


Sunday, Leftovers

I just ate leftover foods from last night's dinner in Queens - ate in front of Grey’s Anatomy (I'm catching up with my recorded show). I had a tasty and still crispy schnitzel with yellow rice along with a left over kibbeh partially dipped with Tahini. Now I’m sleepy once again…whatta cloudy day we have now and it's past 1PM (EST) here.


January 23, 2010 Christine

>> Saturday, January 23, 2010

Did you know today is National Pie Day?

I made a chicken curry pot pie yesterday for dinner and had some leftovers for lunch today. It was a tad bit drier today than it was last night, but it was hot, sweet, savory and really hit the spot.

If you're interested in the recipe, it's on my blog:


Saturday: A Mexican Feast (Ti)

Today was my day off from the Game On Diet so I went a little crazy. We hit a local Mexican market but this market has a hot food counter so we ordered a bunch of different things. I ended up with a Shrimp Ceviche tostada and some soup. Ceviche is yummy. The shrimp is marinated in lime juice and jalapenos and a little onion. It's more of a summer food since it's cold but the sun came today so I figured, why not?

Also, I don't know why I call everything a 'feast' but I guess since I am so deprived of food that anything more than an apple and a wedge of tofu is considered a feast.


January 23rd, Melanie

I am the boring lunch girl eating my usual 3 pieces of turkey lunchmeat and nothing else.


Saturday, Applebees, Tina

Today I had lunch out with the librarians I work with at the public library. Since it is a small public library we work by ourselves and never really see each other much. This was a nice time for us to catch up. I am attempting to be a bit healthier in my food choices (really, I do fairly well at meals, it my snacking that is out of control), so for our meal at Applebees I ordered the Tilapia with rice pilaf and broccoli. I am still full and it is supper time, and I haven't even had a snack!


Saturday, pizza buffet, Lisa

Today we took the boys out for pizza buffet at a new restaurant. $8.50 for adults and $.50 a year for kids! The Bug ate for $.50!

I had two giant slices of pizza and a salad with everything good- egg, peas, cheese, bacon, blue cheese, little corn, chick peas, mmmmm.

It's called Beau Jo's, if you have one near you I recommend it!


Weekend lunches

I don't know why but somehow weekend lunches are harder for me than weekday lunches. This makes no sense as I'm a stay at home mom so have access to all the food equally everyday. But for some reason I graze my way through the pantry on weekends. Today I started with a can of lentil soup (it's cold outside and soup just seemed right). Then I pulled out a wedge of Wensleydale cheese with cranberries and ate the whole thing. Because I wasn't finished, I moved onto Quaker sour cream and onion mini rice cakes and finished up with Mexican blend cheese melted over plain rice cakes. ::sigh:: Not a fruit or vegetable in sight. I figure the sodium in the soup cancels out the health benefits of the lentils. Don't know why I feel compelled to do this on weekends, but there you have it. Maybe I should make Sunday lunch a cmpletely fruit and veg affair to try and counterbalance my poor choices today!


Friday and Saturday, Clover

Friday I felt so low that I couldn't bring myself to eat anything more than a bag of ready-salted crisps and a large gingerbread cookie with icing.

Today, we had a birthday party in the afternoon and I thought eating lunch early would be best for everyone. I made penne pasta and mixed in a tomato and onion sauce, tuna and some frozen sweetcorn. But I wasn't hungry and only had a few bites!


Abbe, January 23

Yes, I have actually eaten lunch in the intervening week. But I signed up for this and promptly forgot it existed. Now it's on my blog reading list so I hope I'll notice it every day.

Today's lunch with the whole family at home : sandwiches and clementines.

We had a little bit of leftover roast beef that I thought we'd already used up for sandwiches. I decided it was still edible (barely - just over a week old). Two sandwiches - one with microwaved roast beef, blue cheese, a little horseradish, and mayo, the other with salami and american cheese and a few tiny bits of roast beef because there was a teeny bit more than would fit on one sandwich. I couldn't decide who got which so each adult got half of one and half of the other. K got a peanut butter sandwich - she still won't eat meat or cheese sandwiches.


The Best Kind of Lunch

>> Friday, January 22, 2010

I had the very best kind of lunch today: one that someone else made and another someone else paid for. ;-) A friend and I went for a walk and once back at her house decided to go to the ever tasty Just Fresh for lunch. Instead of driving the two seconds down the street to get my purse, K. said she'd treat me to lunch. Yippee! I got the Dijon Dill Chicken Salad sandwich with a fruit cup and my drug of choice: diet Coke. The sandwich was lovely as it wasn't overwhelmed with mayo like so many restaurant chicken salad sandwiches are and it came with lettuce and tomato on toasted wheat bread. Yum. The fruit was because I was trying to be good. Tasty food and lovely company. Best lunch all week.


How not to miss lunch?

I made sure to bring something from home to work today. I got the Hot pockets sitting in my fridge - just waiting for me to grab it. I was surprised because it was delicious (though I burned my tongue a bit after the first bite!).

So I got the Chicken & Cheddar with Broccoli in a seasoned herb crust. I couldn't remember how much I paid for it but believe me when I say it's delicious for such little simple looking pocket.


Friday, Tuna, Gina

I had a tuna salad sandwich on an english muffin with lettuce and a sugar free pudding cup. I ate a couple of bites of leftover cornbread casserole.

Total points: 4 pts. (plus the points for the cornbread casserole.)


Friday, Lisa

I was super rushed at lunch today so I had:

A deli bread roll
about 6 bagel chips with hummus

then I packed the rest for snacking on:

Apple slices
laughing cow
carrots and ranch

Seems an awful lot like Wednesday, no?



Leftover ziti in a meat sauce- rather than my normal vegetarian one that I make.


Friday, January 22, Christine

Here we go again....

turkey, ham, provolone on whole wheat with mayo
baked rosemary and garlic chips
tomato soup

scoop of vanilla ice cream with a spoonful of peanut butter

Hey, it's Friday! ;p


Friday, 22 Jan, Kara

So after yesterday's massive carb (not to mention fat) overload, today I am having a HUGE salad with baby spinach, feta, yummy campari tomatoes, cucumbers and best of all Braswell's Creamy Vidalia Dressing (to satisfy the carb and fat nut in me). YAY!


Friday, Creature of Habit, Tina

I will probably be the most boring lunch eater because once I get on a kick, I just keep eating the same thing- at least during the work week. So, today, it is once again the frozen Vegetable Medley, black bean burger (no bun), and for later a 100 calorie Nutty Bar and fat free kiwi lime yogurt. Tomorrow I get to go to Applebees, which might be much more exciting.



>> Thursday, January 21, 2010

Lunch today? in nichts or niente or nada or wala...Had a busy day @ work. Now i'm dealing with a tummy ache.


Thursday, Chick Fil A Playdate, Gina

My preschool son and I have a playdate with several families every week. Most weeks we go to Chick Fil A, because of the playground is indoors and the food is better than McDonald's.

Today I had my usual.

8pk of ChickFilA nuggets
small chicken soup
Diet Dr Pepper

....I might have swiped two or three of Bitty's waffle fries.

....and then I talked myself into a Kiddie Cup of ice cream.

I am on Weight Watchers and the point total was about 12 pts. (It was worth every point though.)


1/21 - I wish I could say it's homemade...

But it's not.

Make your own pasta bowl from cafe next door...

  • Bowtie pasta
  • Grilled chicken
  • Alfredo sauce with a touch of marinara
  • Broccoli
  • Yellow squash and zucchini
  • Spinach
Also had a very large sugar cookie and some cranberry juice.

My doc said I need to gain some more pregnancy weight, so I take that as a serious challenge. I think I'm off to a heck of a start.


Jan 21 - Amanda

Lunch today:

Mixed greens
1/2 egg
some peas and snow peas
slice of ham
some creamy dressing (not sure what it is)

Some grapes on the side


Thursday, January 21, Christine

Roast beef

(the real kind... from left over homemade roast beef that I made the other night)
... on tuscan bread with provolone and mayo

A cup of tomato soup.

And you thought I was going to have turkey again, didn't you? ;p


Thursday, It's The Shiba's Fault, Lisa

I had Taco Bell Nachos. I blame the shiba's chips and salsa.



Chips and Salsa.


21 Jan, MammawVi's Tater Soup, Kara

OK, so I guess I've lurked long enough. Today I'm having MammawVi's Potato Soup, a la Kara...

This is leftover from last night, but here is the basic recipe:

1pkg frozen Hash Browns (I use Ore Ida... some people call these southern style or home style... they are not shoestring but more like chopped potatoes)
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 sm box (about 30 oz) of chicken broth
1 pt sour cream
seasonings (see below)

reserve sour cream. put all other ingredients in crock pot and cook on low, stirring occasionally for 6-8 hrs (we tried 5hrs once and the taters were still a little crunchy but more than 8 and you've basically got a puree). add sour cream, cook 20 min. serve with shredded cheese, bacon bits, chives or anything else you like on potatoes.

seasonings (this is the a la Kara part)
I'm not big on measurements... so these should be to taste for your family...
1 small onion finely chopped (I add about 2 Tbsp of minced onion flakes instead because I am super lazy)
2 big dashes (heh) of minced garlic flakes
2-3 tsp of black pepper
3 tsp of salt (I use kosher salt... I'm not just lazy... I'm weird too)

some recipes call for cream cheese instead of sour cream... then sour cream on top... I think this would be good, but then you have to work to blend in the cream cheese at the end... so I skip that.

Hope you enjoy, I know I am!


January 21, Melanie

Another boring lunch.

1/2 of turkey sandwich and some sweet tea.

I am a little under the weather so I am not hungry.


January 20th, Melanie

>> Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I am the least exciting person when it comes to lunch. I had 3 slices of turkey lunch meat and a sweet tea.

Baked cookies last week and gained 2 lbs. Not much eating going on this week.


Wednesday - A Green Nightmare!! (Ti)

Today, I am enjoying an Indian dish called Panak Paneer. I am having it over brown rice. It looks like a baby threw up in my bowl but trust me, it's very tasty and healthy for you as its base is spinach. It does have a rather strong flavor so I am having it with a tall, tall glass of unsweetened tea to cut the taste a bit.

It's not at all what I was in the mood for but with the biblical rain storm that Southern California is experiencing, I decided to stay in. For fun, look at our doppler:

No. What I wanted was a huge bowl of soup and a basket full of bread but nope, not gonna happen.


Wednesday, January 20, Christine

Same old, same old.

Turkey and provolone on whole wheat bread
A handful of black pepper baked potato crisps
A cup of tomato soup


Wednesday, January 20, eyes bigger than stomach

Everything looked good!

Leftover pork loin.
carrots and ranch
Pickle slices
bagel chips and spicy hummus (best part)
laughing cow wedge (saved for later)


Wednesday 1/20/10

Veal Parmesean



I had a buffalo hot dog with onions and ketchup. In fact, I think that is what I ate all day.


Wednesday, Clover

The weather reports are threatening snow for this afternoon, so I decided on a nice pasta for lunch today. Something to keep me warm. I went with penne pasta, mixed with an olive and tomato sauce, sweetcorn and mince. It's pretty good. Though it's hard to go wrong with pasta..


Tuesday: Still Doing The Healthy Thing (Ti)

>> Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I am in Southern California and let me tell you...we are experiencing some WEIRD weather! We are in a tornado warning right now, if you can believe it. With the rain pouring down and the extreme weather warnings, I pulled out the following leftovers for lunch:

  • 3 ounces of pan-seared Salmon
  • A cup or so...maybe a cup and a half of Quinoa sauteed in olive oil, garlic and sun-dried tomatoes.
  • Stewed green beans with feta cheese and garlic
  • 1 glass of unsweetened tea

With all the garlic I was hoping my co-workers would stay away but I wasn't so lucky!


Monday, Tina

I'm back to my normal lunchtime routine at school. I had some frozen mixed vegetables (sugar snap peas, potatoes, red peppers with seasoning) and a black bean burger. Of course I added in a bite size Heath (or maybe 3 bite sized Heaths) to cap it off. Tonight I am looking forward to French dip sandwiches...I turned the crock pot on before I left.


Tuesday, Lisa

I had to run to the store on my lunch break so I picked up a sandwich from the deli.

They call it a Tuscan Chicken Sandwich and it has grilled chicken, crusty bread, slabs of marinated mozzarella, marinated artichoke, tomato, red onion and some oily vinegary sauce. Mmmmm.

And a wedge of laughing cow cheese, because of Janssen.


Tuesday, Clover - leftovers!

Today, the boys and I had leftovers from last night's dinner: leek and bacon pie. I loved it last night and was quite looking forward to it today. Only managed half a bowl with a lemon lucozade. Still, a 'proper' lunch. That's progress!


Monday, Holiday lunch, Lisa

>> Monday, January 18, 2010

My sister-in-law and I were both off work today so we met for lunch at TGI Fridays. I had the BBQ chicken wrap with sweet potato fries. I ate every single bite.


Monday's Lunch Plan: Ti

I'm still Game On'ing it which has been a challenge with all of my food sensitivities but here is what I plan to eat at lunch today:

A smallish bowl of navy bean soup
A few multi-grain crackers
A handful of sauteed spinach or perhaps a spinach salad (not sure which yet)
A tall glass of iced, herbal tea (no sweetener)

I have to say that I always feel so much better when I watch what I eat, but I sometimes resent having to keep track of everything little thing that goes into my mouth. Sometimes I just want to chuck the wise choice and go with a Big Mac ;)


Monday lunch, Clover

Despite feeding the boys a lovely smoked haddock kedgeree for THEIR lunch, for myself, I only managed a small slice of chocolate cake, a pink lady apple, a banana, a raspberry yoghurt and a mini-bag of chocolate buttons. Tomorrow, I must have a better lunch than this.


Sunday Lunch - Maybe the worst lunch so far!

>> Sunday, January 17, 2010

After playing out in the snow with my girls, we came in for me to make them grilled cheese sandwiches with chicken noodle soup (Campbell's Sponge Bob variety) and fresh strawberries. My lunch was extremely pathetic. I ate the leftover hamballs and some honey roasted nuts. Impressive, huh?


January 17th, Melanie

My hubby brought me some hot boneless chicken wings.

I had those and some sweet tea.

I also had a few chocolate chip cookies.

Todays lunch was much better than the last few days:)


Sunday lunch, Clover

Ha! The family went to McDonalds today and I ordered what I always order. A large Big Mac meal with a Coke. It was quite nice, really.


Need-to-shop Sunday, Lisa

Carrots and Ranch
cheese and crackers
the last few slices of ham lunchmeat
diet dr pepper


Saturday, Tina

>> Saturday, January 16, 2010

Today I opted for the easy way out- McDonalds. In my defense, I ordered the Southwest Chicken Salad - my favorite!


Saturday January 16th, Melanie

I had a half of ham sandwich and a coke.

I had a good supper though...Risotto and steak...It was delish!


Saturday, takeout from Wendy's, Lisa

Lunch snuck up on us today so M ran and got Wendy's.

Single with cheese.
Side salad with ranch.
Diet soda.


Saturday, January 16, Christine

I just ate glazed turkey tenderloins with whipped sweet potatoes & dressing for lunch.

Sound impressive?

It isn't. It's LeanCuisine.

The impressive part is that LeanCuisine entrees are on sale this week at my local grocery store for $1.66 each!


Abbe January 15

>> Friday, January 15, 2010

Serendipitously I saw this today & had a bragworthy lunch! (but I'm sure they won't always be this way.) I salvaged a whole bunch of random leftovers from the fridge - half a sausage, some brisket we microwaved from the freezer last night, broccoli that sat out all day in K's lunchbox, a leftover baked squash, a few boiled carrots that made vegetable stock a few days ago, a bit of steamed collard greens... mixed this up into a sauce in a small frying pan while I was cooking pasta, and we had a hot lunch with protein and vegetables in it when we had almost been about to call for pizza.

maybe I will remember this the next time we have detritus from half a dozen of K's meals in 2 bite servings in the fridge and nothing in large enough servings for the adults.


Lunch at School on Friday, Tina

I never eat the hot lunch at school, so I bring whatever random item I can find at home that doesn't seem horribly unhealthy. Right now I am on a low carb/no carb kick just because it does make me feel better if I eat that way. So, today I had brought along a salad - lettuce, peppers, onion and some shredded cheese that I added my favorite- a Morningstar black bean burger that I chop up. Of course I add dressing, too.


Friday January 15th Honeybaked Ham

I have to say that I probably have the saddest lunch of all of us. That would be a couple of slices of Honeybaked Ham that was left over and frozen from Christmas.

Told ya it was sad BUT I am having baked french toast & bacon for supper. Now that will be good:)



Friday Lunch - January 15, 2010 (Vietnamese Feast!) Ti

House Special Soup (Vegan)
Vinh Loi Tofu Restaurant

Today I had a really yummy lunch! I am on the Game On diet and have all sorts of health issues that prevent me from eating so many foods right now, but I found this wonderful restaurant that is 100% vegan and it's wonderful. I had this huge bowl of soup and it's filled with tons of fresh veggies and "seafood." It's hot, it's spicy, it's just what the doctor ordered. YUM!


Sad Pantry Day

I took the day off from work today to get some chores done. Our pantry is sadly bare but I ate:

1 wheat bread roll w/ peanut butter and honey

Yeah. Pretty sad. It was either that or rice and butter from take out last night. Oh. And a cup of coffee because I needed the pep.

Thanks Lisa for the invite!


Friday Lunch - Janssen

Leftover grilled chicken over rice with coconut milk/lime/jalapeno sauce (yummmmm)
Wedge of Laughing Cow Garlic and Herb cheese
An apple (so far uneaten)


Friday, January 15th Christine

Roasted turkey, sharp cheddar panini on Tuscan bread

.... that I burned!!! Ugh. And it was already 1:10 pm and I was so hungry, too. I did the old scrape-over-the-kitchen-sink-with-a-knife thing and it helped, but still.... Oh well. At least the cheese was melted, right? ;)

Tomato soup
Baked salt and pepper chips
Diet Nestea Ice Tea


Friday, January 15th, Lisa.

A tiny baked potato with butter, cheese, and Bacos.
A ham and cheese sandwich on toast.
Baby carrots with ranch.
Diet Dr. Pepper.


The Rules

Post about what you had for lunch on a daily/weekly/random basis.  You can do a list, you can post a picture, you can include a recipe. You can post the good and the bad, but it should be what you actually ate (though if you post what you really ate, and then what you WANTED to eat, that's ok too.) 

The only rule is: no being snobby if other people have Little Debbies and Dr. Pepper for lunch!

Please include your name in the post label, thanks.


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