Originally Posted by venividivicibj
For those of who you pack lunches for the week/plan your meals ahead of time, what do you guys make for lunches? I get sick of eating the same chicken 3-5 days in a row, need some new ideas and variety
There's so much shit you can make… particularly with leftovers. Aside from chicken I'll grill extra steak, fish or pork chops and prepare that with some veggies such as spinach, broccoli or brussel sprouts. You can supplement that with a batch of fried rice with veggies or cous cous with veggies. I also make a lot of low-fat/low-sodium refried beans to which I add a bunch of stuff (green pepper, onion, black beans, cilantro, garlic & seasonings). Sometimes I'll use the chicken or pork and make a basic wrap but jam it full of veggies, hummus, avocado, etc. I'll use leftover grilled salmon and make that into salmon salad with light mayo, relish, onion, cilantro etc. which can be put into a wrap with the aforementioned. My basic gig is protein and veggies with a bit of carbs … fruit or something if I feel like it or a couple squares of dark chocolate as I don't like the taste of lunch in my mouth 30 minutes after I've eaten it.
Some of you may cringe (or not) I'm not sure as I don't really pay attention to or even know about all the micro/macro/food groups/fats etc. stuff you guys talk about sometimes. If there is something you may suggest I'm all ears, but this has worked for me … YMMV.