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Hi everyone! I get to do my diabetes class on Wednesday, but until then, I'm struggling with lunch ideas. I have 30 minutes to eat at work. We have a toaster and a microwave, so anything more complicated than that is out. I know we aren't supposed to have deli meat (or at least I read that somewhere the last time I was pregnant), but I really love turkey sandwiches. Anyone else eating deli meat or is it really just off limits???
I have been doing a lot of whole wheat quesedillas (sp?) for lunch. I do ham and swiss, turkey and cheese, steak and cheese, etc.
I am never really hungry for lunch. I was never a big breakfast person so to be eating breakfast, then a small snack, then lunch.... yeah not very hungry
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I've been doing a sandwich (yes, with deli meat) and for my carbs I either do a "no sugar added" apple sauce or one of those frozen single serving microwave veggies (broccoli and cheese or cauliflower and cheese) and then I get a Jell-O sugar free pudding for dessert
If you can find it (I've had some issues) Nature's Own has a "light" honey wheat bread that has significantly lower carbs (19g for two slices, where most breads have nearly double that)
I've been told by a nurse that deli meat is OK as long as you get it steaming hot before you eat it (to kill the listeria) so I put a single serving in the microwave for about 40 seconds to get it hot. You can do this the night before and then put it in the fridge to cool it down.
I eat a lot of deli sandwiches for lunch, I just make sure that I make them myself and that the meat has been heated.
I also really like the Nature's Own brand 100% whole wheat bread. It does not contain any high fructose corn syrup and each slice of bread only has 10g of carbs. Most whole wheat bread has about 15g of carbs per slice, so you can have a sandwich with only 20g of carbs versus 30g of carbs.
don't know what your carb limit is - mine's 30 grams & I'm not supposed to count veggies as part of the carb count. Seriously I am so happy to hear I am not the only one here who feels like a stuffed turkey! When I complained to my dietitian that it's TOO MUCH FOOD - she looked at me as if I'm nuts.. mind you she is way thinner than me and told me that if she ate what I ate she'd be hungry all the time don't you just LOVE those people (sarcasm)
back to lunch ideas - any cooked sandwich you can get on whole wheat (hamburger, grilled chicken, roast turkey, grilled cheese, etc.) should be fine.
if you're making your own and want some variety - try tuna/egg salad, salad w/grilled chicken etc.
bottom line is - you can basically eat anything you did before - just make sure you avoid uncooked fish (smoked/sushi, and deli meat) and substitute regular bread for whole wheat.