Good lunches?
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Hi all,
As you probably know, I'm a student, and living in an apartment with no on-campus meal plan.  So, I fend for myself for lunch. 

After having read through the 10 most recent FE Health Sub-forum topics, I have a nifty list of dinners and breakfasts to make!  Yay.  :)

So, I thought I would ask you all about good, protein filled (?) lunches! 

My typical lunch is a ham sammich (bread and ham), with a yogurt.  I'm guessing I could do better.

Any advice or tasty lunches that are semi-easy to make?  (My "lunch period" is around 1.5 hours, by the way.  So, preferably anything that takes that much time or less).
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#2
Eat green vegetables.  In fact, way more vegetables than meat. 
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(01-03-2011, 12:31 PM)WhollyRoaminCatholic Wrote: Eat green vegetables.  In fact, way more vegetables than meat. 

Heretic!
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jared
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#5
I just had a delicious ham sammich.  Tasty club sammich roll and "black forest" ham from a local deli.

Yum yum yum!

:)
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(01-03-2011, 08:59 AM)CollegeCatholic Wrote: So, I thought I would ask you all about good, protein filled (?) lunches! 

The rice and lentils dish is full of protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals. Plus, it is very easy to make.

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(01-03-2011, 01:28 PM)CollegeCatholic Wrote: I just had a delicious ham sammich.  Tasty club sammich roll and "black forest" ham from a local deli.

Yum yum yum!

:)

Lunchmeat ham is gross.  Ham should look like it came from an animal's leg rather than from a roundish tube.
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(01-03-2011, 01:49 PM)WhollyRoaminCatholic Wrote: Lunchmeat ham is gross.  Ham should look like it came from an animal's leg rather than from a roundish tube.

Therefore, only get ham from pigs with square legs.
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(01-03-2011, 02:00 PM)Rosarium Wrote:
(01-03-2011, 01:49 PM)WhollyRoaminCatholic Wrote: Lunchmeat ham is gross.  Ham should look like it came from an animal's leg rather than from a roundish tube.

Therefore, only get ham from pigs with square legs.

Q.E.D.
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#10
My recommendation is to find some good soup/stew recipes that you like & invest in a crock pot.

Then make a big pot of soup & eat it all week.  Serve with a salad or a piece of coarse, whole grain bread (no additives or preservatives).

I hate my kids mac & cheese, hot dogs, chicken nuggets & PB&J sandwiches and don't have lots of money or time to spend making myself fancy lunches.  These soups & stews work well.  I think Moneil posted a great lentil soup recipe & there is the Winter Soups thread on Fe.  I make my soups seasonal, if I can.

For instance, today I am eating a Cranberry Vegetable soup.  I picked up the cranberries for 25 cents a bag when they went on sale & froze them.  I took beef broth (most of the time left over from a Sunday pot roast, but if not, buy one with no additives) and added onion, potato, tomatoes, celery, carrots, peas, green beans & cranberries.  I had left over pot roast, so I chunked that up & threw it in as well.  SImmer for about an hour.  It makes 6 quarts & I will eat well all week.  

Soups are quick, economical and satisfying, especially in the winter.  Maybe I will post some of my recipes later.

Hope this helps.  Good luck.
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