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A tupperware lunch'n things container with sliced cucumbers, baby carrots, naan bread, and strawberries

I eat the cucumbers and carrots during the day for snacks, the strawberries are my 3 pm snack (with some form of protein) and the whole wheat Naan bread is my carbs to go with my lunch salad.

 

As a hypoglycemic, I’m always looking for new ways to carry all of my food for the day. I’m a big fan of the Tupperware’s Lunch’n Things container because of its multiple compartments (sadly they only sell it through their fundraising catalogs).

I was in our shared work kitchen and two guys I work with walked-through while I was eating a snack out of it.

“SO HEALTHY,” said one of them (emphasis his)

“It’s like a bento box of antioxidants,” said the other (who, unsurprisingly, works in marketing)

I have to admit, that’s kinda catchy…

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I found a recipe in my Health Magazine for Quinoa and chickpea burgers. Normally that would be a huge stretch for me, but they sounded amazing so I thought I’d give them a try.

 

Verdict

SOOOOOOO good! I didn’t think I’d love this recipe, but I chowed it down. And I felt full for hours afterwards.

 

Variances to recipe that I made:

– Did not add the chile

– Used 2 whole wheat pocket thins instead of a pita for the “bun”

– Factored Greek Yogurt (in substitute of sour cream) into the calorie count

– Added lettuce to the pocket thins as well, so it was the burger, Greek yogurt and lettuce in mine.

– I don’t have a food processor and my blender failed to blend it (too dense) so I used a hand mixer.

 

Nutrition info. the way I made it via Spark People’s Recipe Calculator:

Nutrition Facts

User Entered Recipe
  4 Servings

Amount Per Serving
  Calories 436.7
  Total Fat 6.7 g
  Saturated Fat 0.6 g
  Polyunsaturated Fat 2.2 g
  Monounsaturated Fat 0.9 g
  Cholesterol 40.9 mg
  Sodium 993.2 mg
  Potassium 292.5 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 78.9 g
  Dietary Fiber 15.8 g
  Sugars 6.7 g
  Protein 22.8 g
  Vitamin A 4.7 %
  Vitamin B-12 5.5 %
  Vitamin B-6 24.3 %
  Vitamin C 6.0 %
  Vitamin D 2.2 %
  Vitamin E 1.4 %
  Calcium 22.1 %
  Copper 10.3 %
  Folate 18.7 %
  Iron 25.2 %
  Magnesium 20.2 %
  Manganese 43.7 %
  Niacin 15.8 %
  Pantothenic Acid     5.3 %
  Phosphorus     18.6 %
  Riboflavin 19.2 %
  Selenium 12.7 %
  Thiamin 6.2 %
  Zinc 9.1 %

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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