After Brianne requested some lunchtime advice last week… I thought it would be a good idea to start posting some of my lunches. Although they won’t be anything fabulous like this or this… it’s always nice to see the basics, and maybe you can get some good ideas for yourselves!
For me, breakfast & lunch during the workweek is when I’m most strict on my diet. I find that if I can be “good” at work, where there are little dietary distractions… I can leave room for a few “bad” eating decisions for dinner and weekends. For all you Weight Watchers Point Counters… let’s just say I use my Bonus & Exercise points on Nights & Weekends. Sorta like the opposite of a phone bill.
One of my favorite lunches just became a wee bit more exciting. My friend Lauren, who I visited 2 weeks ago in NY gave me this great new kick to my normal turkey sandwich: Laughing Cow Cheese.
If you’re paying attention, you should already know about this stuff: It’s AWESOME. Go ahead, do yourself a favor if you haven’t already… go buy a wheel. You won’t be disappointed.
Anyway, Lauren (who has a pretty similar breakfast/lunch diet to my own) suggested I spread one LC Cheese wedge onto my bread, instead of cheese. It’s so good!
This brings me to today’s lunch:
I packed a Turkey Sandwich on Sara Lee’s Delightful Wheat Bread (45 cal/slice!), with 1 Laughing Cow Light Swiss Wedge, 3 oz of Boar’s Head Turkey Breast, some lettuce, and Trader Joe’s Whole Grain Dijon Mustard.
I also packed some baby carrots to eat with another LC Wedge (Blue Cheese flavor), a banana, a nectarine, and 1/2 Cup Cottage Cheese w/ All Fruit Jam.
Tuesday is my BIG workout day, so it’s super important for me to make sure I have a full breakfast, snack, lunch, and snack… or else I get SO hungry by the time I’m done at 7:30.
I’d love to hear what you’re eating for lunch and try it out myself! Let me know if you have any favorites or suggestions!