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01-06-2008, 12:06 PM
I'm just starting back on raw after a long break and am hoping you guys can give me some ideas for easy and portable raw lunches?
I've just made up a batch of guacamole and eggless egg spread which I'm gonna take to work and have with raw veggies to dip.
My dehydrator isn't here yet so I can't make crackers or anything like that yet (can't wait for it to come though!).
What do you take for lunch when you work away from home?
Green smoothie, salads or cut up tomato, cucumber, avocado in lemon juice and olive oil w/seasonings, assorted fruits or fruit bowl, pates or guacamole w/veggies, crackers or lettuce to wrap. Sometimes I just take an assortment of veggies and make a platter to snack on throughout the day with or without any dip.
01-06-2008, 12:31 PM
Great ideas - I think keeping it simple sounds like the key. I want to regularly make a green smoothie for breakfast anyway so I could always just make extra at the same time for lunch.
Hmm wonder if I can transport banana cream pie? Tee hee :D
01-06-2008, 12:39 PM
Bring 7 pieces of fruit, small bag of nuts and some fudge balls or purchase a pre-made raw bar. That is a super easy meal we do.
01-06-2008, 12:46 PM
I usually take diced cantaloupe, watermelon, honeydew melon, banana, etc. in the morning & for lunch, I'll either take a salad or I'll dice up tomato, avacado,onion, some shredded carrot (put it in a tupperware & take two nori wraps with me to work...They're quick & great tasting...Sometimes, I'll mix tahini & honey & take baby carrots for dipping...
01-06-2008, 01:07 PM
I don't work--but must have portable things as I homeschool and we have co-op, park days and field trips.:D
My portables is a trusty salad...
Was just shopping for veg today--and Publix in the produce section..had snack size fresh veggies...no prep required. Of course they suggested popping them in the microwave...so I would skip that part.
But what else they had--not just alfalfa sprouts...they had onion sprouts...even broccoli sprouts.:confused:
And something I bought--was just a bunch of different sprouts in a container (how I imagine my own sprouts would look if I commenced sprouting).
They are crunchy--and they are good...and filling! (so much more pleasant than a nut to me...except almonds).
I also take lots of fruit with me.
We went to ikea earlier this week--I brought only some food to hold me over for a lunch purchase....but I was surprised at how filling it was (so much so that the tortilla veggie wrap I had--I couldn't eat the tortilla for taste reasons, but didn't need to). I brought green juice (kept it in a thermos in a cooler with an ice pack) and a bag of grapes.
01-06-2008, 01:43 PM
GS for breakfast (60% greens - 40% fruit)
evoo (in my desk drawer at work)
01-06-2008, 06:00 PM
Thanks guys for all your tips :) - I think I just need to get into a regular habit of getting some things prepared in the morning before I leave for work
While eating SAD I just grab a sandwich at lunchtime, so it might take a while to get in the habit
I want to make sure I have lots of tasty stuff with me so I'm not tempted to stray :rolleyes:
01-06-2008, 06:50 PM
simple staples =
romaine wraps - lettuce leaf, topped with avocado, spring onion, cherry tomatoes and cress. sometimes add marinated mushrooms.
or some kind of pate or beansprout hummus
berry blend - blueberries (or rasp/blackberries or apricots) blending with banana and avocado.
brazils or walnuts eaten in same mouthful as banana.
RPs chocolate brownies
soup - alissa's broccoli or not-campbells tomato or chicken soup for the soul
drink - fermented nut/seed milk or rejuvelac blended with lemon juice and honey.
eggless spread mixed with chopped mushroom, celery and avocado.
sunflower eggless spread whizzed in FP with garlic, onion, celery, lotsa veg and served on top of a portabello.
chopped avocado, cherry tomato, spring onion, sweetcorn mixed together
01-06-2008, 06:51 PM
01-06-2008, 07:39 PM
My favorite lunch right now is:
Marinated collard greens
Sprinkled with Hemp Seeds
Marinated Collard Greens
Aprox. 3 c. collard greens
1 TB Braggs Liquid Aminos
2 TB EVOO
1 Clove garlic minced
Toss until well coated and let sit over night (or at least an hour).
01-07-2008, 04:20 PM
Rawcos!! I usually have rawcos a couple times a week for lunch. You can make a lot of extra 'meat' at one time and then its just a matter of putting it on some lettuce (or whatever you prefer) with your veggies, tomatoes, avocado, onion, whatever you like on your rawcos.
For the 'meat' i use
3/4 cup soaked almonds
red pepper flakes
hot sauce (i use tapatio but I have no idea how raw that is or isn't)
Then I blend everything together.
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