Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Weigh-In Wednesday Week 6 | LUNCH

Welcome to our 6th week of Weigh~In Wednesday!
We're so glad you're joining us...
So last week we talked breakfast....  so it seems only logical that this week we should talk LUNCH!
  
Just like breakfast, lunch is such an easy meal to skip.  That's why it's important to find quick and easy lunch ideas that are healthy....  and then to keep key ingredients on hand at home to either pack if you'll be out all day or to quickly whip something up when lunchtime rolls around.  

And it doesn't hurt to be blessed with a friend who's also a Healthy Food Blogger and an excellent cook.....
That's where today's lunch "recipe" originated.  Last week, I was chatting on the phone with my friend Aggie of Aggie's Kitchen and as we were wrapping up it was lunchtime.  We were both starving and asked about lunch.  Aggie was already prepping hers and I had NO CLUE what I was going to eat.  So Aggie does what she does best.....  Are you familiar with the Food Network show, Chopped?  Well, if I could put Aggie on that show I SO would!  She can come up with recipe ideas in a snap when she knows what ingredients are available.  After asking what I had on hand, she suggested a make a Frittata.  Having never made one....  I simply followed Aggie's instructions and voila, lunch was served!
For frittatas you simply 
  • sauté whatever veggies you have on hand (I used onions, bell peppers and spinach seasoned with salt and pepper and all-purpose seasoning) in a non-stick handle pan that is able to go into the oven.  
  • When the veggies are tender, beat eggs in a bowl with salt and pepper (I used 3 eggs for a pan this size) and then pour over the veggies.  
  • Using a spatula, pull the eggs toward the center to allow uncooked egg to drain to bottom of pan.  
  • When the eggs have mostly set, sprinkle Feta cheese over the top and broil till cheese is melting and eggs have slightly browned.  
Frittatas are one of a gazillion options for healthy lunch ideas.  I find I'm most successful with healthy eating choices when I'm prepared....  So take some time to think through what your favorite foods are and keep those items stocked.  Here are some ideas to get you started:
INGREDIENTS TO KEEP ON HAND FOR HEALTHY LUNCHES
  • eggs
  • Applegate Farms deli turkey and ham (so glad --> now available at Target)
  • avocado
  • spinach
  • lettuce
  • chia seeds
  • mozzarella cheese sticks
  • Ultra Thin Cheese Slices
  • bell peppers
  • onions
  • carrots
  • Pretzel Thins
  • Great Harvest High-Fiber Bread
  • Progresso Soup
  • Black Bean Burgers
  • What Would You Add To This List?
LUNCH IDEAS
  • salads
  • sandwiches
  • leftovers
  • egg sandwiches 
  • What Are Some Of Your Favorites?
And from Aggie's Blog:
  • Avocado Feta Toast
  • Zucchini and Onion Frittata Wrap
  • Veggie Burger Wraps


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5 comments:

  1. Kim | Just For Clicks BlogSeptember 18, 2013 at 7:15 AM

    This week I'm happy with my eating choices (focused on Clean Eating & listening to what my body really wants) and exercise (have gotten something in each day. My weight didn't see a big drop... I am about the same. Hoping it's bc I drastically increased water and it's water retention??? Speaking of: On the FB WIW GROUP we talked about breaking a bad habit.... mine was not drinking enough water.... I've been filling a 24 oz bottle each day with a goal of drinking 3 and it's really helped!

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  2. This is something I am always on the lookout for ...healthy lunches. Since I take my lunch to work with me, there are times when I get bored with the same old thing. And then it can be tempting to snack on whatever is available in the teacher's lounge. Thank you for sharing recipes!

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie

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  3. Good morning. I made a big change in my life and my eating this week. Life-I went back to work full time for the first time since I had my kids (my oldest is 20). Eating-I have been eating low carb and staying the same weight. I decided to try SouthBeach Phase 1. It is forcing me to limit my fat, measure my dressing, etc and hopefully I will see results. That said, I have a scale that shows a different weight every single time I get on. So what I do is get one 8-10 times and take the weight I see 3 times. It's a weight watchers scale that is about 10 years old and has a new battery. Annoying! Anyhow, I feel good after 2 days of this way of eating. The only bummer is that I woke up with a sore throat on Saturday and yesterday it turned into a full on cold. Lots of tea for me!
    Leslie

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  4. Yum. Thanks for the good recipe and ideas, Kim. I think I'll have a frittata for lunch today! I stayed the same this week. Even though I exercised and tried to eat healthy, I think I need to cut calories more to get this last 10 off once again. I'll continue to try to plan my meals and snacks better. And keep the calories down when I visit my sister this weekend. Have a great week, everyone, and get better soon, Leslie.
    Linda

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  5. Happy Wednesday! I have been focusing more on WHAT I eat (whole foods) as opposed to HOW MUCH I eat. I know there are probably some days when I just take in more calories than my body needs. I need to work on limiting snacks between meals - even though they have been healthy snacks - or try for more snacks like veggie sticks. I lost just over a pound this week.

    For lunch I love the Cool Gear Bento boxes. I bought them at Walmart and blogged about them last week (linked to Kim's post).

    Have a great week everyone!

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