LIFamilies.com - Long Island, NY


RSS
Articles Business Directory Blog Real Estate Community Forum Shop My Family Contests

Log In Chat Index Search Rules Lingo Create Account

Quick navigation:   

Weekly lunch menu?

Posted By Message

MaZz
* Lovin my baby girl!!! *

Member since 2/09

6243 total posts

Name:
Gina

Weekly lunch menu?

What does everyone bring for lunch? I am sick and tired of DH eating out every single day... It makes me sick to see how much he spends on food (and it's junk food too) and we really need to be saving every penny...

So ladies, what do you/your hubbies like to eat for lunch?

Posted 8/23/12 10:13 AM
 
Long Island Weddings
Long Island's Largest Bridal Resource

FreeButterfly
hum...

Member since 5/05

6263 total posts

Name:

Weekly lunch menu?

Coldcut sandwiches or leftovers usually. Sometimes soup in the winter.

Posted 8/23/12 11:24 AM
 

BeachGrl
LIF Adult

Member since 10/11

2140 total posts

Name:
Kristy

Re: Weekly lunch menu?

Posted by FreeButterfly

Coldcut sandwiches or leftovers usually. Sometimes soup in the winter.



Pretty much the same thing, or one of those Amy's organic Mac and Cheese's or Burrito's

Posted 8/23/12 11:29 AM
 

rsquared
Sweet P is here!

Member since 4/11

2026 total posts

Name:
R

Re: Weekly lunch menu?

My hubby likes sandwiches or some type of cold salad-I make a big batch at the beginning of the week (orzo salad, pasta salad, quinoa, etc.) and send him with a container every day. He also weirdly likes convenience packaged foods (like a kid, lol) so I get him the Sabra hummus to-go cups or the carrots with the ranch. Its pretty cute actually.

Posted 8/23/12 11:31 AM
 

NervousNell
Just another chapter in life..

Member since 11/09

54917 total posts

Name:
..being a mommy and being a wife!

Re: Weekly lunch menu?

I usually bring a sandwich or a frozen entree like a Lean Cusine or a Smart ones
Sometimes a salad with chicken in it

Nothing exciting...
Chat Icon

Posted 8/23/12 11:32 AM
 

stinger
LIF Adult

Member since 11/11

4971 total posts

Name:

Re: Weekly lunch menu?

Turkey sandwich or wrap

Leftover rotiserrie chicken in pita or wrap

Big green salad with a protein (like beans or chicken or salmon and walnuts)

Lean Cuisine (buy them on sale)

Leftovers from dinner (soups, pasta, chili, etc)

Posted 8/23/12 11:46 AM
 

rsquared
Sweet P is here!

Member since 4/11

2026 total posts

Name:
R

Re: Weekly lunch menu?

I forgot to add-we both like the Amy's frozen burritos. I get him ones with chicken or cheese and I get the GF/DF ones.

Posted 8/23/12 11:52 AM
 

PearlJamChick
No one sings like you anymore.

Member since 7/10

9264 total posts

Name:
Petticoated Swashbuckler

Re: Weekly lunch menu?

This site is full of really awesome ideas and inspiration...I go to it sometimes when I'm bored and need new ideas:

Bento boxes!

Posted 8/23/12 1:30 PM
 

MaZz
* Lovin my baby girl!!! *

Member since 2/09

6243 total posts

Name:
Gina

Re: Weekly lunch menu?

Thank you girls! I got some shopping to do Chat Icon

Posted 8/23/12 2:43 PM
 

LoveBug302
Baby Girl #2 is Here!

Member since 7/11

1652 total posts

Name:

Re: Weekly lunch menu?

ugh i totally get where you are coming from. i hate when dh spends money on take out food. i understand its hard for him when breakfast and lunch orders are taken at his job everyday, and if he brings his lunch he seems like the odd man out. but usually he will bring leftovers from dinner or a cold cut sandwich. try making a lil extra food at dinner so he can bring it for lunch the next day.

Posted 8/25/12 5:45 PM
 

lcherian
He is the reason!

Member since 2/06

2512 total posts

Name:

Re: Weekly lunch menu?

On Sunday's I will make a hearty soup and take it to work for two or three days. I also like chopped salads.

Posted 8/26/12 7:50 AM
 

Sweetheart409
LIF Adult

Member since 11/10

2219 total posts

Name:

Re: Weekly lunch menu?

Posted by Robin

My hubby likes sandwiches or some type of cold salad-I make a big batch at the beginning of the week (orzo salad, pasta salad, quinoa, etc.) and send him with a container every day. He also weirdly likes convenience packaged foods (like a kid, lol) so I get him the Sabra hummus to-go cups or the carrots with the ranch. Its pretty cute actually.



orzo salad? do you have a recipe that you could share with me please?

Posted 8/29/12 9:11 PM
 

charon54
My two boys!

Member since 5/05

7279 total posts

Name:
Rebecca

Re: Weekly lunch menu?

I have started trying to bring lunch this week each day. I have taken inspiration from the kids' bento boxes. I made a big pasta salad this week and have had that separate or on top of a spinach salad a few days. I brought turkey roll ups with muenster cheese one day. I bring raisins and apples as snacks.

Next week I'll try a different deli meat and continue to throw salads into the mix. I also have leftover london broil to bring one day.

Posted 8/29/12 9:17 PM
 

rojerono
Happiest.

Member since 8/06

13803 total posts

Name:
Jeannie

Re: Weekly lunch menu?

Leftovers usually.

Sometimes a PBJ and sometimes a cheese stick, grapes and some dry roasted almonds. Once in a while I'll do salad or hummus with pita chips and an apple. Yogurt and cottage cheese is a favorite too.

Posted 8/29/12 9:24 PM
 

ali120206
2 Boys

Member since 7/06

17789 total posts

Name:

Weekly lunch menu?

I usually bring leftovers or a sandwich or salad to save $$. Then it kills me because on days when DH isn't working and is home, he goes out and buys lunch.

Posted 8/30/12 9:47 AM
 

Ophelia
she's baaccckkkk ;)

Member since 5/06

23378 total posts

Name:
remember, when Gulliver traveled....

Re: Weekly lunch menu?

I try to give him leftovers as much as possible.

this week though we had coldcuts so I've been trying to make him a different kind of sandwich every day to keep it interesting lol.

it's basic turkey and ham, so for two days he had it with cheddar, one day with chips, the other with a pickle. yesterday I swapped out the cheese for avocado, and today I got my arse up out of bed and made him a panini and a small tossed salad.

If I don't make him/prepare his lunch he spends about 10 bucks on average which is way too much. I make his coffee and his breakfast as well.

I am so happy winter is coming in a way b/c we will have a lot more soups/stews and braised things which reheat really well.

we save so much though so it's worth it to me to do.

for myself, I have been trying to eat fruit or a cliff bar or a yogurt and granola. I do buy my lunch more but that is mostly b/c I can get it for about half of what DH can.

Message edited 8/30/2012 9:57:19 AM.

Posted 8/30/12 9:54 AM
 

DumpsterBaby
My compass when I'm lost

Member since 5/11

2210 total posts

Name:
My anchor when I get tossed

Weekly lunch menu?

I've cut out most sugars and unrefined carbs, so I've been making bigg chopped salads. We also order a lot at my job, so I try to keep it simple with soup or a salad. DH brings cold cut sandwiches or PBJ with chips, fruit and granola bars.

Posted 8/30/12 10:16 AM
 
 

Potentially Related Topics:

Topic Posted By Started Replies Forum
weekly lunch menu Bella01 5/15/12 14 Dining In or Out
Do you think it would be helpful if we had a weekly menu type thread for the kiddos? Ophelia 8/10/10 11 Parenting
8/1 Weekly Menu Thread.. Boy is this late! rojerono 8/2/10 13 Dining In or Out
lunch menu at daycare centers sleepie76 6/2/11 15 Parenting
What's on the menu for Wednesday's Lunch? CloudNine 2/16/11 30 Pregnancy
need help with lunch menu Mommy2Boys 2/26/10 3 Dining In or Out
 
Quick navigation:   
Currently 1003920 users on the LIFamilies.com Chat
New Businesses
1 More Rep
Carleton Hall of East Islip
J&A Building Services
LaraMae Health Coaching
Sonic Wellness
Julbaby Photography LLC
Ideal Uniforms
Teresa Geraghty Photography
Camelot Dream Homes
Long Island Wedding Boutique
MB Febus- Rodan & Fields
Camp Harbor
Market America-Shop.com
ACM Basement Waterproofing
Travel Tom

      Follow LIWeddings on Facebook

      Follow LIFamilies on Twitter
Long Island Bridal Shows