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What I Ate Wednesday: Lunch Bag Style

Posted Oct 03 2012 9:30am

Hi folks!

Every week I am involved with an email chain between a few of my friends that I creatively call the Girls Goals Group. On Monday morning we email out several goals that we have for the week and update on the goals we set for the previous week. They are typically small, obtainable goals (more like a To Do list) that can easily be done in the week. It is nice to get those goals written down in public and helps us all keep accountable for achieving those small tasks. One of mine almost every week is to “Bring my lunch to work every day”. I’m proud to say that I have been able to write “DONE!” next to that goal for the past two weeks. It is a record!

I’ve been obsessed with this little divided tupperware container I picked up at Target. I typically divide it up into veggies, protein, and fruit. It helps me keep a nice balance…most of the time. Last week I had leftovers in the divided container that consisted of pulled chicken and two little sections of mac & cheese. Oops!

Here is a look at a few of the combos I have had over the past few weeks.

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V: Greens, grape tomatoes, 1/4 c. cottage cheese with TONS of pepper
F: Bananas, Strawberries, and a little hemp hearts
P: Rotisserie baked chicken tenders

V: Greens, red peppers, cucumbers
F: 2 clementines! (I never liked them until this year and now I can’t get enough!)
P: Tone It Up Black Bean Protein Patties

V: Greens, grape tomatoes, orange peppers, 1/4 avocado
F: 2 plums
P: Turkey Roll-Ups w/ roasted garlic hummus

V: Pioneer Woman’s Most Favorite Salad Ever  (minus the noodles)
F: Eh. No fruit. Just a little leftover spicy sauerkraut
P: Stuffed Swiss Chard Roll

V: Greens, Cucumbers, Yellow Peppers
F: Cutie clementines
P: 1 hard boiled egg and 1/2 c. black bean & Salsa mixture

Tricked ya! Not a divided plate at all, but a Chipotle bowl with lettuce, black beans, chicken, mild salsa and corn salsa. I had plans for lunch with a friend that day and she ended up buying. SCORE! ;) That still counts as bringing my lunch every day, right?!

Oh, and my dressing for every single one of those salads is my olive oil/vinegar mixture. It never gets old. I promise!

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Hope you guys are having a great week! I spent last night with the Girls Goals Group having some dinner, wine and catching up. Tonight I’m out again with a few old co-workers. Good thing I keep bringing lunch to work. I’d be broke by Thursday!

Do you pack your lunch for work/school?

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