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#11 Thu 05 Feb 09 12:04pm


Member since Thu 05 Feb 09

Re: Healthy lunchbox ideas

have a cup of water after get up in the moring

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#12 Sun 29 Aug 10 10:18pm


Occupation Student
From Netherlands
Member since Tue 08 Jun 10

Re: Healthy lunchbox ideas

***pita bread with turkey or chicken filet***

Rub the pita with some water and put in toaster for 4 to 6 min.

Pre-heat the grill or grillpan. Slice filet to small layers of  0.5 cm thick and grill until cooked. (goes really fast)
Meantime pita could be finished already and perhaps even cooled down. If not cooled down, use an oven-mitt or cloth to handle the hot pita bread. slice it halfway and add the filet.

This is a basic recipe where you can experience a lot with seasoning or dressings (I recommend the dressing since chicken and turkey can be dry)

Thyme and yogurt-based dressing goes great with the meat. Be sure to keep the dressing seperate (in a little plastic bag or container) or else the bread will have absorbed it when it's lunchtime.

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#13 Sat 11 Sep 10 12:16am


Occupation Hospitality
From Las Vegas, Nevada
Member since Fri 10 Sep 10

Re: Healthy lunchbox ideas

MsPablo wrote:

I may stop skipping lunch . . .

After those tasteful suggestions, this one pales.

rice salads.  You cook the rice in a great deal of water and then drain off the water when it's fully cooked.  Add leftover meats like roast chicken or ham, or some shredded proscuitto, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, corn, bell peppers, arugula.  Dress very lightly with olive oil, lemon juice, add some torn basil. I think you're getting my drift . . .

Oh this sounds so good, but if it put in the fridge doesnt the rice get hard? Or do you warm this up at work? I do bring my lunch to work and alway looking for easy things to bring, instead of a plain sandwich. Thank you!  yummy

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#14 Sat 11 Sep 10 12:54am


Member since Fri 27 Aug 10

Re: Healthy lunchbox ideas

With my hubby any type of stew or chili in a thermos is a winner.
Just made this for him and my kids this past week, Home made pizza and Lentil tacos salad kits.

Just used Jamie's pizza dough recipe (it made 24 minis) and made them small enough to fit a couple into a lunch box. Packaged up a home made sauce in one container, and some toppings in another. Put together, heat or eat cold yummy either way.

For Lentil taco Kit     
    1 cup finely chopped onion
    1 garlic clove, minced
    1 teaspoon olive oil
    1 cup dried lentils, rinsed
    1 tablespoon chili powder
    2 teaspoons ground cumin
    2-1/2 cups broth
In a large skillet, saute onion and garlic in oil until tender. Add the lentils, chili powder, cumin; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the lentils are tender.
  Uncover; cook for 6-8 minutes or until mixture is thickened. Mash lentils slightly. Stir in some salsa.

I use a lunchbox sized container, put lentils in the bottom and top with lettuce, tomato, crushed taco shells, cheese, sour cream. Yummy and cheap because of the lentils.

Last edited by Aliciab (Sat 11 Sep 10 12:55am)

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#15 Sat 11 Sep 10 1:10am


Occupation ministry of justice
From Cardiff
Member since Sat 24 Jan 09

Re: Healthy lunchbox ideas

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#16 Thu 06 Jan 11 12:42pm


Member since Wed 15 Sep 10

Re: Healthy lunchbox ideas

Delicous and healthy starter or week day supper.
Broad Beans with Bacon and Feta Cheese

    * 5 Slices Smoked Bacon
    * 250g Broad Beans Shelled
    * 1 Fresh Lemon Juiced
    * 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    * 1 Handful of Fresh Mint
    * 100g Feta Cheese
    * 100g Rocket/Salad Leaves


    * 1. Chop up the bacon and fry until crisp, and then add to the shelled and briefly blanched broad beans.

      2. Make a simple dressing with equal amounts of lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil, then mix in some roughly chopped fresh mint. Stir this into the bacon and beans. Finally cut the feta cheese into cubes and add to the mixture.

      3. Serve on a bed of leaves, rocket my favourite with fresh crusty bread.

      4. Can serve hot or cold.

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#17 Fri 14 Jan 11 4:31pm

Hollie Rose

Member since Fri 10 Dec 10

Re: Healthy lunchbox ideas

Yoghurts, salads, stir-fry, fajitas, fruit smile

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#18 Thu 27 Jan 11 6:37pm


Occupation Student
From Aveiro, Portugal
Member since Wed 26 Jan 11

Re: Healthy lunchbox ideas

Thanks for all the wonderful ideas! clap

Everyday I only have 1 hour to lunch at the university and I need to do it in the campus' bars because if I go to the canteen there are so many people that I get late to classes. In the bars there's only bread with tuna and chicken but they put loads of mayo in it - so much for the healthy eating there! - so I never eat them. There's 1 bar that serves soup but sometimes it gets sold out before I get there! See the problem?

So all these ideas are so fantastic, thank you so much!  big_smile

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#19 Mon 07 Feb 11 9:50pm


Forum champ
Occupation Shop worker/KP/ Commis chef
From UK/Germany
Member since Wed 28 Oct 09

Re: Healthy lunchbox ideas

Wise words Biggpress.
Jamies Magazine had a Lunchbox special, not sure wich adition.
The Banto box was great. Tried and tested.
Home made flatbreads are easy, they go well with a flask of soup. Cheap tasty healthy.

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#20 Sun 06 Mar 11 10:21pm


Member since Thu 03 Mar 11

Re: Healthy lunchbox ideas

My girlfriend swears by tinned tuna mixed with rice as the main ingredients. Add chopped onions, tomatoes etc. Whatever your husband likes.


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