View Full Version : What's for lunch?
02-14-2011, 10:48 AM
I have been raw for a minute and I'm really good with it. I have my favorites and I have all of the toys. My issue is lunch. I can never come up with anything more creative than a salad. AND I'M SICK OF SALAD!!!!!! But..... Salad works because it's easy and portable.
What are y'all taking to work for lunch?
02-14-2011, 11:00 AM
juice, green smoothie, fruit salad, greek salad (with avocado as your cheese), gorilla sandwiches (you dig out the inside of a long english cucumber and stuff it full of raw goodies like avo, some lettuce, mushrooms, pate etc), flax crackers with cheese sauce, salsa with celery for chips...
02-14-2011, 12:09 PM
For lunch today I had 2 bananas and chia pudding. Super fast and chia seeds are packed with lots of goodies like omegas and also protein. I always put cinnamon in my pudding. I also brought 3 clementines for later on.
02-14-2011, 12:10 PM
I also get tired of my daily salad at work sometimes.
One day I threw some raw, sprouted, sea-salted sunflower seeds (GoRaw brand) into my food processor with some water, mushrooms, onion and garlic and came up with an almost-meaty, not runny, dip/pate for celery. Pretty tasty, and keeps in the fridge for a while. I don't completely blend the nuts smooth, so it is more "meaty" than like a hummus. Usually when I do this for a whole lunch I bring the entire head of celery, chopped up, in case I am hungry enough for the whole thing and I don't feel deprived by just munching on some celery sticks. :)
I sometimes drink an extra green smoothie for lunch, even though it's what I normally have for breakfast, because that's what I want some days.
It's hard to plan ahead and know what my body will want to eat at work the next day, but I like to have a few options - an extra GS or some of my celery & dip - so if I don't feel like eating one thing I have another on standby...then I just eat the extras at home for dinner or the next day at work.
Oh and I always have a ziploc of sundried figs in my desk, one or two of those can go a long way, and at my local grocery store they are $3 for a pack.
I keep an assortment of crackers in the freezer at work. Lunch actually becomes quite easy then as all that's needed in the morning is to take along whatever can be easily sliced and put on top. Tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers etc. A few greens or herbs to chop and put on top - sprinkle with some oil and lemon juice. Having nut-cheese in the fridge also allows for some impromptu pizzas to be thrown together.
I know I've basically just suggested salad with a cracker beneath it, but hey...:meditating: it's all in the mind. The difference between a salad and a pizza is but a few millimetres of crispiness.
02-14-2011, 12:42 PM
Ani Phyo has a great dehydrated bread made from sunflower seeds, sprouts, black sesame seeds etc. If you have a dehydrator, you might want to look that up. It looks fantastic stuffed with sprouts, avocado and tomato slices!
Today I had a salad, some water with lemon, a bowl of red pepper slices and a granny smith apple. Not too exciting, but filling and delicious.
Tonight I'm making a raw valentine's feast for my boyfriend and I (he's not voluntarily raw, but loves the food I make and eats probably 50-75% raw depending on the day)
Raw apple pie is on the menu for dessert :D
02-14-2011, 04:17 PM
my lunch is green smoothie at the moment, prep and clean up is 5 minutes tops.
02-14-2011, 04:40 PM
Today's lunch was Collard Wraps w/Walnut Pate, Celery Sticks and a Pear.
Breakfast/AM Snack was a Smoothie made with Kale, Bananas, Apples and Chia Seed. :throwhearts:
Raw Angel Mom
02-16-2011, 06:33 AM
I take soup in a mason jar.
You can do wrap with kale (Wet food such tomato, i bring it on a separate container)
You can bring cheese cake.
Whatever left over you have the day before.
I have a thermal grocery bag from whole food and place an ice pack in it.
You can bring trail mix, kale chips, whole fruit, vegetable dip etc....
I love to bring pizza crackers (Only tomato sauce on a cracker and dehydrated with mushroom).
Any noddle, i bring the sauce on the side and mix it at work.
Have fun with your creativity
p.s The other suggestion that was given to you such smoothie, are great. I have a large thermal cup and just bring that to work and sip through the day.
02-16-2011, 07:44 AM
Today's lunch is gazpacho and I brought broccoli to top it with instead of avocado or cucumber...for more crunch. :eat
02-16-2011, 11:24 PM
Try some fruits and juice.
02-17-2011, 07:39 PM
:eat Dinner is served!!! OMGosh...this combination taste so good:drool:
02-17-2011, 07:54 PM
Coleslaw with a dressing and raisens and nuts. Or broccoli slaw with a dressing. Such as a Cashew dressing or faux mayo.
Make some fake fried rice Awesome and tastes really good.
02-18-2011, 02:36 PM
Right now I'm sipping on a smoothie of:
-2 blood oranges
-1/2 pound strawberries
-2 leaves kale
and it is amazing! I :heart: strawberries and oranges together!
02-18-2011, 05:02 PM
The green v8 style "smoothie" (too thin to call it that really)
1 coconut water
1.5 bananas with walnut-date cobbler topping.
02-18-2011, 08:36 PM
Lunch tomorrow-cant wait!
Raw Pad Thai Salad serves 2
2 zucchini sliced to ribbons with vege peeler
2 c bean sprouts
3/4 c ground almonds
1 sm red pepper slice to thin strips
1 sm yellow pepper
4 scallions or chopped onion
1/2 c chopped parsley or cilantro
juice from one lime
1 tb sesame oil or other oil
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tsp coconut nectar or other sweetener
1 tb tamari
Blend and pour over salad.
I made this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oaJS_Ac-Ko) yesterday for lunch and it's the first green soup (or 'blended salad' as Paul calls it) that I've honestly liked.
I did add 1 teaspoon ground cumin and some fresh cilantro into the blender - so good! Next time I think I'll dice up half of a sweet bell pepper into my bowl and pour the blended soup over it and stir.
02-19-2011, 04:43 AM
For work lately I've been taking in this pudding-y mush stuff (hmm, that doesn't make it sound really appealing, does it? ha ha):
-3/4 cup sunflower seeds
-3/4 cup figs
-in the morning, rinse out the sunflower seeds, and add to the figs along with the fig soak water and blend it up to form a paste.
-shred 4 apples in a food processor with the grater blade
-mix together with the sunflower/fig paste
-add raisins and cinnamon
Voila! Very filling and satisfying, and a really good combination of flavours and textures. Of course, I don't always feel like something sweet for lunch, but it sure does the trick! :eat
02-19-2011, 02:05 PM
Today for lunch I had:
1/2 yellow bell pepper stuffed with raw filling (to go from the deli at Whole Foods...really yummy)
a bowl of my own creation - fresh raw corn off the cob mixed with cauliflower that is put through the food processor until it is kind of a ricelike consistency (the cauliflower that is, not the corn), 1 tbsp of tahari and water mixed into a dressing...I let it sit over night and then spiced it up with some hot spices. Cruncy, sweet, salty...it was really yummy. I have more left over.
Finished with some raw sprouted sunflower seeds (maybe 2 tbsps.) - I bought these and they have a sweet curry flavoring on them.
Just got in from doing some heavy duty planting outside and showering. In the mood for a piece of fruit and some water! Or maybe a fruit plate....
02-21-2011, 01:09 PM
I made a biiiig salad with baby arugula, corn from one ear, 1/2 avocado and 1/2 yellow bell pepper. The dressing is a 1/4 c apple cider vinegar, 1/4 c sunflower seeds, a few T olive oil, a few destemmed mustard green leaves and 2 tsp maple syrup. really yummm. it's got punch!
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