Thursday, May 23, 2013

Breakfast and Lunch Lately

For the first few years of having a desk job full time I would buy the frozen meals such as Smart Ones, which are very good! BUT the years went on I found myself gaining weight and this was one of the first things I cut from my diet... the hard part then is... okay what do I eat now?  Preparing breakfast and lunch for the office can be hard. BUT here are some of my favorite breakfast office meals...

Greek Yogurt. I thought I hated Yogurt and especially Greek Yogurt but then I started to buy plain Greek Yogurt and make my own mix.

In this picture is raspberries, I have only included raspberries once, but it was pretty good! Pending where I shop I do plain Greek Yogurt Chabani or Trader Joe's (I like Trader Joe's better). Then I add blueberries and Granola Cereal. If I shop not a trader Joe's I pick up whatever is the healthiest one here, if I shop at Trader Joes I buy Hemp Plus Granola which is SO good.  I use what I estimate 1/4 cup of Cereal and 15 blueberries....

If I am feeling a warm breakfast I do Vans Waffles . These are expensive though, so I only can treat myself these every once and awhile.

I add Almond butter and blueberries on top. So good!

After a couple of weeks of my veggie wrap I needed something new for lunch... so I made myself a Salad. I must say I have never really been a "Salad" person, but put some strawberries in the Salad and yum!!

This recipe was inspired by Fit Foodie Finds  Strawberry Spinach Salad but I made a few adjustments. In my salad I did Spinach, Cucumbers, Dried Cranberries (Trader Joe's), Toasted Honey Almond Slices (Trader Joe's), Fat Free Cottage Cheese (Trader Joe's), and Fat Free Balsamic Vinaigrette (Trader Joe's). One day I took out the dried cranberries because its a lot of sugar and I added a half of avocado instead that was very good! 

So what about those days I wake up and I just don't feel like packing a lunch, forgot my lunch at home ect? Well we have a Subway in the town I work where I can walk too. Not ideal, some of there ingredients have a lot of hidden crap in them but its better then some other fast food choices.... 

So how do I Subway? Veggie Delight with Avocado (if they have it), Swiss Cheese (put on after they toast it) with Spinach, Tomato, Cucumbers, Onion, Green Pepper, with light mayo (I know bad), and sprinkled with  black pepper... you see a pickle there but I don't normally do pickles! :) 

What do you bring to the office for Breakfast and Lunch?


  1. yum! these all look so good. i do a smoothie every morning, and lunch is usually whatever we had for dinner the night before. i need to get some cottage cheese, cause that salad look so good!

  2. Those raspberries and granola look delish! I'm usually boring and just eat oatmeal at home :)

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