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I'm sllloooowwwllly coming around to this LC/HF eating and was wondering what you all eat for lunch? I've had a lifelong pattern of a sandwich and fruit for lunch, but that's too many carbs.

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I know it's hard to change habits of a lifetime, I've been having home made vegie soup, or a salad intil I get some recipes to adapt, but I do miss my wholegrain bread but I now can have cheese, cream, for me gonna be trial & error for a while!

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Sometimes you have to think out of the box. Most of us grew up on sandwiches for lunch so it is hard to break out of that habit. Salads are a great option, just add the protein you would have normally put on your sandwich in your salad. I also use lettuce leaves or low carb wraps for my sandwich. Lately I've been making my own faux english muffins with flaxseed and using them to make sandwiches.
 
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I will eat breakfast any time of the day.



lunch..
greek yogert. cottage cheese with a sauce, maybe chopped up veggies added. egg salad. tuna salad. chicken salad. salmon cakes.
hamburger no bun.if I have leftover something from the night before. Greek salad love love greek salad. sliced tomato/sliced fresh mozz/fresh basil, wine V & evoo. cobb salad. chef salad.
 

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Same as for breakfast, I just eat whatever looks good - if it's in this house, it's low-carb, so no problem there. Being retired means I can eat whatever & whenever I like - in the days when I slept 'til noon, lunch was breakfast! :D

Today I may have more ribs & sauerkraut - I think that stuff is hammering away at my FBG, of all things! We've had it twice in the span of a week, and those mornings after both showed lower FBG!
 

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Lunch for me is pretty formulaic, keeps my BG even.

2 hb eggs
slaw salad
leftover vegetable from night before, 2- 5 carb g worth
1 oz nuts.

I am losing weight on that, however slowly ... fingers crossed!
 

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Two chocolate chip cookies, 2 packs of hot peanuts, 2 cheese sticks. Seafood night out tonight.
 
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Two chocolate chip cookies, 2 packs of hot peanuts, 2 cheese sticks. Seafood night out tonight.
... for those that may be NEW to the forum, MCS means their low-carb cookies - check the recipes section...

My typical lunch is a lettuce wrap. I put exactly what I'd put into a sandwich, but wrapped in lettuce.

Yesterday's lunch, for example, was a turkey BLT wrap: Turkey, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Cheese, Pepper, Sage and Mayo wrapped in a lettuce leaf. I also had 1/2 a granny smith apple and a diet coke.
 

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Changed my mind about the ribs & sauerkraut - decided I'd melt a little cheese in a high-fiber wrap, then I added my smoked salmon spread & it's a darn nice small meal! ;)
 

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I had 2 leftover Zuch pancakes or frititas or what ever you want to call them. Put a little pizza sauce on them. Topped them with green pepper, onions, mushrooms, pepperoni and moz cheese. Popped them in the toaster oven and ate my piza. Only one "z" because it isnt exactly pizza. Also had a small salad-lettuce only- with a little ranch. It was was tailgate party. lol
This has nothing to do with this thread but I am still in awe that a couple of Splenda is 24 carbs. Is this really correct? I saw it posted somewhere here.
 
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I am still in awe that a couple of Splenda is 24 carbs. Is this really correct? I saw it posted somewhere here.

1cup is 24.
 

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This has nothing to do with this thread but I am still in awe that a couple of Splenda is 24 carbs. Is this really correct? I saw it posted somewhere here.
The granulated version of sucralose (Splenda) is bulked up with maltodextrin (in fact, maltodextrin is the primary ingredient), which is where the carbs come from. This is to make it measure spoon-for-spoon like sugar. It can deliver a nasty spike too. I use liquid sucralose instead, which has nothing added to increase volume & doesn't spike me.
 

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I don't know how to put this post where we were talking about Splenda. Sorry, but where do you get liquid Splenda and is it expensive? Trying to say this to Shanny or anyone.
 

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I don't know how to put this post where we were talking about Splenda. Sorry, but where do you get liquid Splenda and is it expensive? Trying to say this to Shanny or anyone.
I think there are many brands - what I have is EZ-Sweetz, a highly concentrated version which takes only 5 or 6 drops to equal 1/4 cup of sugar. The DaVinci/Torani/etc. syrups are also liquid Splenda, come in many flavors and are less concentrated.
 

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WONDERFUL ideas!! Thanks!! Love the idea of using lettuce as a substitute for the sandwich bread.

I wish I liked greek yogurt, but it's too tart for my taste buds. I love non-greek yogurt and eat it daily - sometimes twice a day. Don't know if I can give this up.

Shanny's pumpkin pie sounds wonderful, but I dare not make it. I cannot be trusted around anything that tastes sweet. Once I get that taste in my mouth, it triggers my "wild" side and I won't stop until the whole thing is gone. :) So, I have to keep my home free and clear of anything dessert-like.
 
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Just had smoked salmon with full fat cream cheese.... I feel so wicked !!

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ok lunch is...tuna in olive oil...3 baby tomatos...cucumber...mixed salad leaves including spinash and cos lettuce...some cheddar cheese and a home made chili and seafood sauce...yummmm
 

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Yesterday Lunch:

Fish soup with veggies, tomato, lettuce, roasted Garlic and shallots and tofu :)

Protein - Tofu / bean curd
Good HDL - Fish.
Fibre - Veggies.
Antioxidant = Onions, Garlic and spring onion, ginger
 

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