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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:12 am    Post subject: Brown Bag Ideas Reply with quote

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Rani Meren's 30 Ideas For LC Brownbaggers:
1. Hard boiled eggs
2. Deviled eggs
3. Egg salad heaped on wasa crackers
4. Tuna salad heaped on wasa crackers
5. Egg or tuna or chicken salad wrapped up in butter
lettuce leaves
6. BLT rolled up inside a slice of turkey breast
7. Meatballs (cold)
8. Cold roast chicken drumsticks or wings
9. Sliced roast beef wrapped around string cheese sticks
10. Beef jerky, slim jims, other cured dried meat
11. Sugar free jello (buy in 6-packs in the dairy section
or make yourself)
12. Cheese, cut in cubes
13. Celery sticks, broccoli and cauliflower florets, with
14. Sugar-free gummi worms
15. Wasa crackers spread with soft cheeses
16. Wasa cracker spread with cheese and topped with
pepperoni slices
17. Pepperoni spread with cream cheese and rolled up
18.Ditto turkey or roast beef slices
19. Chef's salad
20. Leftovers in any form! (cold ribs are great the next
21. LC soup in a thermos
22. Sugar-free LC peanut butter cookies
23. Cheese straws/cheese crackers
24. Low-carb muffins
25. Quiche squares (delicious cold)
26. Salad strewn with leftover meat from last night's
dinner, top with ranch
or bleu cheese dressing.
27. Pork rinds, try the bbq or hot flavor!
28. Plain pork rinds with pimento cheese
29. Sunflower seeds, also try the salsa flavor.
30. LC donuts

Di Bauer's Lunch Suggestions:
1) Chicken thighs. I bake a whole pile of them every
weekend and then just
nuke a couple for lunch or eat them cold.
2) Ground lamb patties. I don't add anything to the
lamb. Just bake it at
350 degrees for about 30-45 minutes or until it's done.
3) A BLT (with very little "T" - LOL!) wrapped up in one
of Rani's low carb
crepes. Works for ANY sandwich filling.
4) Cream cheese and thinly sliced roast beef on a WASA
Fiber Rye cracker.
5) Anything left over from dinner the night before.
6) Chicken "pizza." Mix bite-sized pieces of cooked
chicken, shredded
mozzarella, quartered pepperoni, and a little pizza sauce
in a bowl and nuke it until hot and bubbly!
7) Any LC soup. LC chili and clam chowder always hit the
spot for me.
Scrambled eggs with steamed asparagus on the side.
9) Scrambled eggs with sauteed hot dogs added. Not
fancy, but yummy.
10) Reheated quiche of any kind, but spinach quiche is
my favorite.
11) Lettuce wraps. Use large romaine lettuce leaves to
wrap up your favorite
sandwich fixings in.
12) Small steaks (beef) or shoulder steaks (veal or lamb)
broiled up fresh.
13) Salad with sliced or shredded beef, pork, or chicken
added. I
particularly like chicken breasts that have been
marinated in Italian salad
dressing, broiled, and then sliced into bite-sized strips. I
make up a
whole bunch at once and then freeze them in Zip Lock
bags in individual
14) Cucumber bull's eyes. Use an apple corer to hollow
out a cucumber. (It's
easier of you slice the cucumber in half first so you don't
have to dig so
deeply. Fill with a cheese ball, and slice.

Di Bauer's Brown Bag Suggestions:

1) Always have bottled water. Sipping on it is great for
keeping the
sleepies away.
2) I portion out nuts in 1/4-cup servings in those
snack-size Zip Lock bags
and always have a few bags in the car.
3) Ham crisps or pepperoni crisps. I nuke smoked ham
(gotta be smoked -
boiled doesn't work) or pepperoni slices in paper towels
in the microwave
until they're crisp and put them in a zip lock bag.
4) I also nuke a whole pound of bacon at a time and
package it in aluminum
foil, 4 strips to the package. Easy to grab, and since I
sort of like it cold,
too, easy to eat in the car.
5) Protein bars. Not the best choice, but I always have a
couple in the
glove compartment for emergencies. You can also bring
your own home
made ones.
6) Deviled eggs. I put them in those new Glad plastic
containers. If you
smoosh the two halves back together after you've filled
them with the yolk
mixture, they travel pretty well.
7) Jerky, store bought or homemade. I like homemade
better because I can
control the amount of salt. All the commercial brands are
too salty for me.
8 ) Baked chicken legs (for the car) or thighs (for the car
or work) or
broiled, boneless chicken breasts.
9) Plain hard-boiled eggs.
10) Premade tuna with mayo and a plastic fork or spoon
or some WASA
crackers to pile it on.
11) Lettuce wraps. Take some nice big lettuce leaves,
spread them lightly
with mayo, put some sliced deli meat on top, and roll
them up. Voila!
12) Slices of leftover steak, meatloaf, pork roast, etc., in
zip lock bags.
13) Low carb muffins.
14) Any low carb breakfast casserole baked in muffin
cups or cut up into
individual serving sizes and popped in a Zip Lock bag.
15) Slices of cheese.
16) Cooked and peeled shrimp sprinkled with a little
lemon juice and salt.
17) Low carb cookies packed 3 or 4 to a Zip Lock bag.
18 ) Home made yogurt in a cup with a lid. Don't forget a
plastic spoon!
19) Chipped beef spread, WASA crackers, and a plastic
knife to spread it
with. (Cream cheese, packed chipped beef like Buddig's,
green onions, and a little Worcestershire sauce all mixed
20) Cut up low carb veggies and your favorite dip. Put
the dip in an old
margarine tub.
21) Low carb cheesecake put in small plastic containers.
22) Rumaki packaged 3-4 to a Zip Lock bag.
23) Cheese crisps.
24) Sliced leftover quiche (only if you like it cold).
25) Celery stuffed with cream cheese or sugar free
peanut butter.
26) Those pre-packaged sugar free Jell-O cups.
27) Chips Chips another low carb chip, pork rinds, psyllie
snacks, Just The
Cheese crisps and some dip.
2 Turkey (or other deli meat), chopped tomatoes, and
cooked crumbled
bacon rolled up on mayonnaise-smeared Romaine lettuce
29) Sugar free gum.
30) Deli ham, roast beef, or turkey rolled up with slices
of cheese.
31) A salad in a plastic container. Put anything you like
on it, but be sure
to include meat! Bring a bottle of your favorite salad
33) Any LC soup in a thermos. LC chili and clam chowder
always hit the spot
for me.
35) Any cold LC appetizer.
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