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Thursday, October 9, 2008

I need new healthy lunch ideas

Ok so normally take my lunch to work everyday. On occasion I eat out with friends, etc, but I really try to stick to my bring my own lunch. Not only it it so much healthier but I am saving a ton of money by doing this.

I need your help though...I am really bored of what I have been taking for lunches!
I normally take salads or wheat pita sandwiches with turkey and tons of veggies. (Sometimes I do tuna salad or even chicken salad too.)

What other cold lunch ideas do you have that will help me satisfy my taste buds while staying on the healthy path?

Thanks ladies for your ideas!


Christa October 9, 2008 at 5:40 PM  

I know this blog has an open invitation to participate/read/leave comments, but I still feel like people will think I'm weird every time I leave my first one. I hope you don't mind that I've been following. Have you ever tried hummus? I like to make my own. It would go great with the veggies that you're already eating. I have a few recipies that I could share with you. They might already be on my recipe blog. I can't remember right off the top of my head. I'll check.

Hizzeather October 9, 2008 at 5:42 PM  

Don't feel weird Christa! Join in and be an author! Send me your email so I can invite you!

Tara and Bob October 9, 2008 at 9:31 PM  

Yes Join the more the merrier!

Thanks for the hummus idea, we love love love, and we make it too. I am always looking for more receipes though. ;0)

Stephanie M. October 10, 2008 at 7:41 AM  

I have a tough time varying up my bag lunch too.. But I try! Mostly for the sake of saving money!
A couple of things that I enjoy taking to work for lunch besides the usual pb&j or turkey sandwich are oatmeal (which I can make in the microwave and put cinnamon and raisins or other fruit in it) and wraps.
I really want to buy pita bread now that you mentioned it! Thanks for the idea!

Tara and Bob October 10, 2008 at 9:09 AM  

So I just received this in my email today I subscribe to a few different healthy eating/exercise auto-emails:

Replace high-fat lunch meats like bologna and salami with lean deli meats like roast turkey, lean ham, and grilled chicken breast.
Replace white bread with 100 percent whole-wheat and whole-grain bread.
Replace fried chips and high-fat, low-nutrition snacks with fiber-rich snacks like plain popcorn, reduced-fat cheese sticks, a handful of nuts, and veggie dippers (like carrots) with hummus.
Replace fruit canned in syrup with fresh fruit or fruit packed in its natural juices.
Replace cookies and cakes with low-fat, artificially sweetened yogurt, sugar-free gelatin, or sugar-free pudding.
Replace sugary fruit drinks and sodas with water or low-fat or fat-free milk.

*** Do not use sugar substitutes if you are pregnant or breastfeeding***

Julie Anne October 13, 2008 at 11:03 PM  

Personally, I like to bring leftovers from dinner the night before in tupperware. But I like eating the same thing five days in a row, so you might not be too into this.