Low-fat, low-carb and preferably vegetarian lunch ideas?
We have a microwave at work and a freezer cabinet that no-one uses, so I'm thinking of bringing in frozen veg just so I can cook them in the microwave and toss with something to make them a bit more interesting. I thought of this because a bowl of frozen peas cooked and tossed with olive oil and salt is delicious and surprisingly filling, but I figure I'll get sick of it. Basically, I want some ideas where I can bring frozen/dried goods into work in bulk and store them so I can make something more nutritious than but nearly as fast as canned soup which is what I'm currently living on! And yes, post-Christmas, I'm trying to drop a couple of kg, so want to keep fat/carb content right down - don't worry, I eat porridge for breakfast and full meat/veg/carb balanced meals for dinner! Thanks to all you creative food-lovers out there!
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
If you are going to eat vegetarian for lunch you have to eat beans for protein. Healthy protein promotes fat loss.
Nothing beats healthy eating
Concentrate on overall fitness and maintaining a healthy heart.
For best results, eat six times a day. Try balancing your meals 70% protein 30% carbs.
Eat a combination of lean protein and healthy carbohydrates every few hours throughout the day to speed up fat loss and maintain stable energy levels.
Eat your proteins from lean sources (Chicken, fish, boiled eggs, lean beef with all the fat drained off) and beans (lentil, lima, chile or any type of bean)
For your carbs stay away from breads, pasta and rice. They do provide energy but they are high in calories. Choose leafy vegetables, carrots, raisins, broccoli and fresh fruits. Weight train intensely, three times per week on alternating days with aerobic exercise three times per week.
Drink 10 to 20 glasses water per day NO SODA
Good Luck !!!
Lift weights to gain Muscle
Eat Right and do Cardio (jogging or bike riding 30minutes per day) to burn fat
- AmiraLv 44 years ago
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- DoethinebLv 71 decade ago
Here is a link. http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/menus/a/lunchmenu...
I used to prepare soups at home and transport them in a special thermoflask (make Aladdin) designed for food. They would keep beautifully warm that way. In fact, I could transport entire meals in the flask: pasta, curries, risottos, kedgeree, left overs from dinner (I learned to avoid fish, which has an antisocial smell if you eat in a common area, unless it is cold fish!) Try bringing in a pitta bread (or keep a supply of them frozen) and add fillings of your choice according to what is available. I came across someone who always lunched on a filled pitta and you can be very inventive. Don't forget the old standby -- the baked potato with a filling.
- 3 years ago
Eat brown rice instead of white
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
Get some of those ziplock zip n steam bags and thake fresh veg in which you can steam, shake with spices or olive oil in the bag then serve. mediterrenean vegetables steamed and tossed in balsmic vineger and olive oil served with a pitta bread and some olives. yummy!
- 4 years ago
walk a toy poodle for 41 minutes at 2 miles per hour
- 4 years ago
eat four meals with chopsticks instead of a fork slowing down can help you consume about 25 fewer calories per meal
- 4 years ago
Eat an apple instead of bottled juice
- GabrielleLv 44 years ago
eat a rainbow of colors have at least one brightly colored fruit or vegetable in each meal and if appropriate eat the skins thats where youll find a powerhouse of antioxidants
- 3 years ago
drink 8 cups of water a day