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With all this talk about food, diet, weight-loss (or not), and our daily dinner thread I thought I'd ask a new question pertaining to food.<br><br>
What do you all eat for snacks and lunches throughout the day? I have a desk of healthy snacks that I pre-package every week but I get stuck sometimes with lunch. I'm probably pretty lucky working in a hospital with a cafeteria, but any new ideas would be greatly appreciated!
 

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Usually it's stuff like string cheese, fruit, and veggies.<br><br>
Today it's big soft cookies that came in my birthday basket yesterday.
 

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Snack Ideas<br>
1 apple with 2 tbsp pb<br>
1 cheese stick & 3 slices of roast beef or sliced turkey<br>
1 stoneyfield farm smoothie (no high frutose corn syrup)<br>
8 oz ff milk & 2 back to nature chunky choc. chip cookies
 

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Morning snack: banana and Clif builder bar<br>
Lunch: turkey or roast beef on wheat bread w/spinach and cheese. 2 fruit cups. bunch of carrots<br>
Afternoon snack: apple, almonds, another Clif Bar
 

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Lunch for me is usually brownbagged leftovers from the previous evening or a salad from the cafe if we have no leftovers.<br><br>
Snacks are marcona almonds, granola bars, clementines, pineapple, berries.
 

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Snacks.... mostly fruit or veggies, but also a big fan of popcorn, HB eggs and soup, PB with fruit or on a graham cracker (I'm dangerous around PB)<br><br>
Lunch.... sandwich or leftovers from dinner and almost always a piece of fruit and often a bag of carrots and snap peas or celery to munch on (crossover to snack!)<br><br>
(And Happy Birthday, Courtney!)
 

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I am also dangerous around PB. I can easily eat more than 1 serving on an apple!! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
I do sometimes do nuts as well. Lately I've been loving pistachios.
 

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Snacks: Oranges, bananas, lite yogurt, cukes, hard boiled egg<br><br>
Lunch: Most of the time soup..I make a big batch of Homemade soup on the weekend, then freeze in individual serving containers....just pop in micro! Sometimes I bring in a salad or leftovers...
 

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lunch if i am behaving is turkey burgers on wednesday, salmon on thursday, buffalo burgers friday. sat sun mon is left overs.<br><br>
snacks if i am behaving is my meal replacement drink and fruit
 

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I mix my snacks up. I rotate in Clif Bars (I buy them in bulk at Costco) and similar energy bars, trail mix, pretzels, and fig newtons for the most part.<br><br>
There are these locally-produced vegan oat cakes that the cafeteria sells here that are really filling that I snack on if my snack supply has dwindled.<br><br>
Funny thing is I bring in also these "bad" snacks (Utz Pub Mix, various Trader Joe's cookies, etc.) that my co-workers grab, but I tend not to touch.
 

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Lunch is usually either leftovers from the previous supper, or a wrap with a couple pieces of lunch meat like Healthy Choice and some reduced fat cheese, and maybe some pickles or jalapeno slices.<br><br>
Snacks are a handful of pretzels and/or some fresh fruit.<br><br>
I drink either water or the Walmart brand of Crystal Light.
 

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I eat all the time (like I'm sure most of you do)...so I surround myself with things that I can eat A LOT of...most days snacking includes:<br>
am-banana, raisins with nuts<br>
lunch-sandwich (or leftovers), fruit, v8, pudding<br>
afternoon-more raisins, celery, carrots, dried peaches, or yogurt (try to stay away from the high fructose though)<br>
evening (post dinner)-sometimes something good (not good for you) like ice cream/frozen yogurt, sometime more fruit or pudding...
 

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yogurt, smoothies, fruit, nuts,...I have a snack of an apple and a few cashews or almonds pretty much every afternoon (in fact, I just finished eating exactly that <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> ), morning depends on what exercise I've done earlier - if it's a swimming day, I have a smoothie, if it's a bike or run day, I have yogurt with a piece of fruit.<br><br>
I'm pretty predictable, but I believe that helps me control my eating a bit more.
 

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snacks: string cheese, cheese stick, or kashi bar<br><br>
lunch: either leftovers from the night before, soup (sometimes with added rice) from the Au Bon Pain downstairs, or a salad with some kind of protein on it.<br><br>
I also switched my morning around so that I have a snack when I wake up and then my breakfast around 9 or 10 AM depending on when I woke up. If I work out in the AM I add an extra snack post workout depending on what I did and how hungry I am.
 

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first breakfast is a bagel w/ PB<br>
second breakfast is usually a banana sometimes a scrambled egg (ala McDonalds) or yogurt w/ fruit<br>
third breakfast is usually a handful of nuts, that usually holds me until 1pm or so.<br><br>
second lunch is usually something dry, kashi bar or some other bar type food... maybe another handful of nuts, although I'm trying to reduce that - they're just so easy to carry around and they keep forever!<br><br>
no third lunch for me <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br>
I have third breakfast to keep my lunch portions small.<br><br>
Common items, if they've been made for me ahead of time: Chicken Breast w/ some salt, edemame (freakin-a-yum), carrots, apple, or banana (esp if I didn't have in the AM).<br><br>
Tide - me - Over foods are power bars and such. I keep them around because they have nutritional value but they are not exciting. Therefore I HAVE to be hungry before I will eat 'em <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Be careful with the popcorn. If it is the microwave kind, it usually has trans fat!<br><br>
I eat the same snacks as many others -- dried fruit, granola bars (I like the fruit and nut kind too), nuts, fruit/PB, chocolate!!<br><br>
Lunch doesn't always get eaten! I usually just have a quick PB&J. I never have time to actually sit down and eat!!
 

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I snack almost all day long. Sometimes I even forget about the main meals. I'm not a healthy snacker... here are things I'd graze on:<br>
Lots of chocolate (2-3 pieces at one time), a Dannon Smoothie, a croissant (from ShopRite), a clementine, 4-5 Fig Newmans, string chese, a banana...<br><br>
I'd have two snacks between breakfast and lunch, 1-2 before dinner, maybe one after dinner. Usually something before working out. A Red Bull always.
 
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