Packed lunch

By denasdelights Latest Reply 2011-10-23 19:15:23 -0500
Started 2011-10-20 16:11:24 -0500

My husband owns a landscaping company; he can't afford to eat out every day, but he can't always come home for lunch either. Any ideas for something that I can pack in the morning, needs minimal refrigeration (a cooler and some ice!) that a truly HUNGRY man can enjoy and feel satisfied without blowing his blood sugar off the charts?

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tabby9146 2011-10-23 19:15:23 -0500 Report

get a thermos and cook healthy soups, stews and other things, even healthier mac and cheese, and it will stay hot all day. My daughter takes her lunch to school and in the mornings, at least two days a week , I try to pack something hot that was leftover from the night before, I put it in the micro , get it real hot and it's great! she says it is always hot,

Mickey/CCHT 2011-10-20 22:13:15 -0500 Report

Shelly made good suggestions, i would just add some ideas like throwing in some nuts he could munch. They fill me up fast. If he likes tunafish and has cold packs, that would give him good protien. So would a hard boiled egg. Good Luck!

ShellyLargent 2011-10-20 16:27:50 -0500 Report

If he likes sandwiches, try using the Sandwich Thins from OroWheat. I think Sara Lee makes them too. Only 100 calories and 22g carbs per "bun". Or a low carb tortilla and make a wrap. I use good quality cheeses and meat from the deli (smoked turket breast, roast beef, ham) or my own made at home. Also, add tons of veggies to the sandwich. Lots of lettuce, green peppers, tomatoes (if they don't raise his sugars too much), pickles, cucumbers, etc. It'll seem more filling. I also bring either a small apple or baby carrots, snap peas, or raw broccoli and cauliflower instead of potato chips. For something sweet, try sugar free puddings or jell-o packs. If he can eat foods that are high in fiber and protein, he'll feel full for longer.