Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Meal Planning: Lunch

Okay, I have found that putting together lists of things I usually eat (but some of which I have forgotten about) is actually fun! And after I have put together, revised and expanded these lists, actual meal planning can't be that hard, or can it??? We'll see. But for now, on to the next list: lunch:
  • Bean and cheese burrito with LOTS of salsa, preferably fresh, chunky salsa
  • Lean cuisine meal with some veggies/salad
  • Amy's meal with some veggies/salad
  • Quesadilla with salsa (and not too much cheese, even though I love, love cheese...:o)
  • A big, interesting salad - topped with some protein (chicken, salmon, tuna, poached or hard-boiled egg, cottage cheese, etc.)
  • Whole wheat pasta with sauteed veggies and tomato sauce
  • Soup (my favorite is tomato) and a few slices of good, fresh bread
  • Veggie burger on half a whole wheat bun topped with one wedge of laughing cow cheese, tomatoes, lettuce & pickles (I just remembered this one! I used to eat this all the time but totally forgot about it... This list works!)
  • Crisp bread topped with laughing cow cheese, ham or turkey, and tomato
  • Tuna (canned) mixed with lemon juice and a little bit of mayo, crackers, veggies or on top of lettuce or spinach
  • Chicken salad (chicken cut into small cubes and mixed with lots of Dijon mustard, a little mayo, salt, & pepper) with crackers or on top of a bed of lettuce or spinach (Another one I haven't had in a long time. I especially like eating chicken salad on top of a bed of lettuce...)
Even though I think of the above items as lunch, I often eat them as dinner... :) But, I'll make a separate dinner list later. The items on the "dinner" list will be for when we get to eat dinner as a family on the weekends and when hubby gets home early enough for dinner a few times during the week...

Be well,