My Grown Up Lunch 7/24/12

Sometimes people wonder what I eat…

Here you go. It’s healthy. It’s easy. It’s fast. It only dirtied up one small skillet, one knife, and one small cutting board. It didn’t cost much to make. I made it to serve one.

Now what are your excuses for not bringing your own grown up lunch to work???

My Grown Up Lunch – 7/24/12

  • 1 Beef Cube Steak
  • 1 Bell Pepper
  • 1/4 Yellow Onion
  • 1 Heirloom Tomato
  • 1 T Sweet Chili Sauce* – 10g carb
  • 1 T BBQ Sauce – 10g carb
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1/2 Cucumber, sliced, bagged
  • 1/4 C Almonds, raw, bagged
  • 1 Medium Apple, not shown, after lunch snack

How to Prepare…

Spray some PAM on a small skillet and heat it up over med/high heat. Then put the hamburger steak seasoned with salt and pepper into the hot skillet.

Cut up the onions and peppers. Throw them in beside the hamburger steak. After 2-3 minutes stir the pepper/onion mixture and flip the steak.

At this point, add your large chunks of tomato to the skillet and don’t worry about stirring.

While this is cooking for the next 2-3 minutes, slice up your cucumber and bag it up. Measure out 1/4 c almonds and bag it up.

Then come back to your pan and add the BBQ sauce and Sweet Chili Sauce. Stir. Let simmer for 2-3 more minutes. Take off heat and get out the door. Grab an apple for a snack after lunch.

Not too shabby. You know how long it took me to cook this? 15 minutes. Start to finish. I know because I started at 7:30am and finished at 7:45am. I had to be to work by 8:00am, so I put it in a container and walked out the door.

Not to mention, it’s totally diabetic friendly AND heart healthy!

Meal Shown Above + Medium Apple = Diabetic Meal   (20g + 22g = 42g)

Lean Protein + Non-starchy Vegetable + Fruit + Healthy Fat (almonds) = Heart Healthy Meal

It’s also budget conscious… I think the whole meal cost me about $3.45 in groceries.

Let’s make more grown up lunches. I know you guys are rich and could buy your lunch every day if you wanted; but, as far as your health goes, we really cannot afford to eat out once per day.

UNLESS what you really wanted was heart disease, diabetes, no money, and a sluggish overweight body. In that case, eat out all the time.

Nah. I didn’t think so. :)

Happy Lunch Making!

SIDENOTE *Sweet Chili Sauce: You can find this in the oriental section of your grocery store. It’s a great condiment to add a little sweetness, tang, and kick to your foods. 

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