I feel like this was a really productive week, the only downside is even though I was on my feet most of the day the step count was low.
Week days I bring my lunch to work, some days I get lazy and end up eating un-healthy processed food. I’ve done a lot of soups recently, but I’ve been trying to keep the fat content down. Making soup takes time and I was looking for something different.
My lunches have consisted of a protein (Fish or Chicken), and veggies.
Veggies are simple, put baby carrots in a sandwich size ziplock bag – I typically make at least 5 bags (one for each day). At lunch time I just rinse out the carrots if they aren’t still wet, then I place them in my Potato Bag and microwave for four minutes. If I’m hungry I’ll add a small/baby Potato into the mix. When I cook the potato too, I will rinse off the potato and cook just the potato for about two minutes. If the potato is larger I will cook it for three minutes. Then I add the Carrotts in the bag with the potatos and cook for four more minutes. If you want to know what a potato bag is, check out this post on my crafts blog.
Chicken is also pretty easy. I typically pick two packages of chicken and fill the pan. I always cook the chicken with spices, salt and pepper plus anything else I’m feeling like. I’ve gone for sweeter some times and spicy others, I like to mix the flavor up. I cook at 350 for an hour, let cool, then put in sandwich ziplock bags and freeze. I try to make enough to last at least two weeks. I like freezing it because then I can keep it in my lunch box without putting them in the fridge, it only takes about 30-60 seconds to warm up at lunch time.
Fish is also fairly easy, I choose to boil so I don’t need to add any fat to cook. I will add at least half a pan of water (or more if they are larger pieces of fish) and I boil for ten minutes. Once cooked I will drain the water and let the pan cool before putting in a sandwich size ziplock bag. With fish I only cook what I will eat that week and store it in the fridge. I re-heat it at work for 30-60 minutes, then I add seasioning before eating it.