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By S.Stelli
From Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 11, 2012

Hey - this question is directed to the weekend warrior crowd, or anyone in general that needs to pack lunches several days a week.

I work in a place that has very limited purchasable food, which is great because I pack my own lunch a lot. Usually dinner leftovers, and sometimes I get to making the PB&J with chopped up raw veggies.

What do you other climbers pack for lunch? I'm kind of bored with my routine!

Healthy foods count for about 18 points.
Healthy foods that taste good are an extra 87 points.
I put this in the training forum because I think food is a huge part of your training success


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By ian watson
From Albuquerque, NM
Jun 11, 2012

Wraps are your friend, romaine lettuce, spinach, avocado, chicken and a nip of ceasor dressing.

you can add lots of different things to wraps to keep them new and tasting good.


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By Matthias Lang
From Albuquerque
Jun 11, 2012
Got it!

The Elvis Burrito: Put peanut butter on a tortilla, wrap it around a whole banana. Depending on your personal preference, add honey. Best hand-held lunch ever for any outdoor activity!


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By AdamB
From Charlotte, NC
Jun 11, 2012
Black Boulder Problem, sent after a generous skin donation

1/2 cup oatmeal, handful of craisins, dash of cinnamon, 1 tablespoon of rice protein in a small tupperware container, thermos of hot water. Add hot water, agitate, wait 3 minutes. then some sort of crunchy cereal on top after its "cooked". I eat this everyday in the field for work, and most days out at the crag. it's effin' delicious.


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By camhead
From Vandalia, Appalachia
Jun 11, 2012
You stay away from mah pig!

Are you wanting to know what climbers take for lunch on climbing days, or what they take for lunch to their jobs?

If I'm at work, I usually take a big salad of spinach, brocolli, tomatoes, carrots, bell peppers, avacado, and egg whites, with some sort of vinegar or citric dressing. Then a piece of fruit. Minimal on the processed carbs.

For climbing, I take a similar setup, but with extra nuts and trail mix, and maybe some carbs.


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By Nathan Stokes
Jun 11, 2012

At work: Either chopped lettuce and dressing (Italian or Alton Brown's No guilt cesar) depending on the lettuce I got that week. Or soup / leftovers that have been conviently pre-portioned into serving sizes for grab and go when cleaning up after dinner. 3-4 pieces of hand fruit to get through the day. Sometimes a carton of grape / cherry tomatoes, or a bag of baby cut carrots, or a couple whole carrots, or a couple stalks of celery. Crudites depend on what is coming in the CSA box at the time (same with the lettuce actually). I keep a plate and bowl in my office to avoid microwaving transport containers.

Breakfast at the office also: Whole wheat bagle thin (normal bagel diameter, 25% the quantity), 1 piece bacon, 1 egg, and a bananna. Microwave and toast the entire thing in our kitchen area.


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By S.Stelli
From Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 11, 2012

camhead wrote:
Are you wanting to know what climbers take for lunch on climbing days, or what they take for lunch to their jobs?


Well - originally for work only, but now that you mention crag day lunch I'll take those recipies too!

Thanks for the great responses thus far!


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By ian watson
From Albuquerque, NM
Jun 11, 2012

For crag days, I usually take a green chili bagel with a few slices of ham or turkey and a slice of cheese. I place it in the top of my pack so the sun can get it and by lunch time the cheese is melted and bread warm just like a microwave.


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By ian watson
From Albuquerque, NM
Jun 11, 2012

ian watson wrote:
For crag days, I usually take a green chili bagel with a few slices of ham or turkey and a slice of cheese. I place it in the top of my pack so the sun can get it and by lunch time the cheese is melted and bread warm just like a microwave.



EDIT: for the obvious I place it in a ziplock bag, so my pack does not eat it.


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By ian watson
From Albuquerque, NM
Jun 11, 2012

^ screwed that up..........life goes on.


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By MountainManny
From Idaho Springs
Jun 11, 2012
One Trad Ass Motherfucker

Long live Kale!

This recipe kicks ass and kale does not do the soggy thing that other greens do when dressed.

Raw Kale Salad the recipe from LuLu's in Aspen.

Raw Kale Salad

Ingredients

1 large or 2 small bunches of kale
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup toasted pine nuts
1/3 cup dried currants
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
salt and pepper
Directions

Remove the kale leaves from the stems and chop fine. In a large bowl, combine kale, lemon juice, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, pine nuts, currants and parmesan cheese. Toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. I think this salad tastes best if made about an hour before serving.


If you are trying to save some pennies...swap the currants for any dried fruit and pine nuts for any other nut.


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By Monomaniac
Administrator
From Morrison, CO
Jun 11, 2012
Insurrection, 5.14c.  Photo Adam Sanders.

This pretty much sums up my thoughts on the subject:

Boone Speed wrote:
My diet consists mostly of Diet Pepsi and Power Bars. I've tried eating right, I've tried following a health food diet for months or at least weeks at a time, and I don't feel any different, so I just decided I'd rather eat ice cream and brocolli.


-from Masters of Stone


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By Larry S
Jun 11, 2012
The wife and I road-trippin on the Connie.

I work at a place w/ tons of purchasable food, but i save like $20-30 a week bringing lunch/breakfast and i eat much better:

6 oz Yogurt and a Banana mid morning with about half a liter of water. Occasionally some tea. For lunch, natural or organic peanut butter (Definitely tastes better) with some sort of triple-fruit preserves (right now, raspberry-strawberry-blackberry) on whole wheat, one medium size apple, and a cheese stick. Oh, and more water.

Climbing days i'll have a bigger breakfast, maybe some eggs and toast or a bagel, but other than that, mostly the same things, with extra fruit and cheese, maybe some nuts/trail mix to snack on thru the day.


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By Dan Austin
From San Francisco, CA
Jun 11, 2012

When I actually am in phases where I have the discipline to bring my own lunch and make it healthy, my preference is Greek yogurt with almonds, raisins (or any dried fruit) and maybe chocolate chips mixed in. Low carbs, lots of protein, cheap and delicious.


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By S.Stelli
From Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 11, 2012

Monomaniac wrote:
This pretty much sums up my thoughts on the subject: -from Masters of Stone


Thanks for the funny quote, Mono!

I'm not talented like Boone so any little bit helps. I follow a strict diet of whatever I see, I eat. I try for about 75% of my diet being "good" foods though... and eat junk whenever. I do notice a difference in my recovery time if I eat more good foods than bad. Seems like I can climb harder for more days in a row, too.


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By koreo
From Denver, CO
Jun 12, 2012
sloping <br />

Overnight oatmeal. 1/2 cup greek yogurt (or kefir if you prefer), 2/3 cup milk, 1 tablespoon chia seeds, 1/2 cup rolled oats (don't use quick or steel cut). Mix together, let soak overnight. Add fresh fruit, jam, jelly, pb, strawberry nesquik (my fav). It covers a lot of the important stuff your body needs.


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By Matt N
From Santa Barbara, CA
Jun 12, 2012
OTL

Daily breakfast: 1 egg + pepperjack + slice of ham on a toasted bagel.
Brought lunch: Sandwich: turkey + colbyjack, toasted on sourdough. Any two of apple, banana, granola bar.
No brought lunch: fast food.

Life's too short and shitty food tastes too good. Loaded up burritos from various local places are something poeple shouldn't live without.

-18 points, but I look forward to eating it.


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By 1Eric Rhicard
Jun 12, 2012
It is a good sized roof. Photo: Jimbo

Lunch can be any combo of these: PB&J, Cliff bars, Balance bars, Tiger Milk bars, gorp, hard boiled egg or two and a little elk jerky now and then. Oh and I stick a water bottle in the sun so I can make a cup of Starbucks Via (instant coffee). The latter keeps me perky, that's right perky, late in the day when many of my hardest redpoints get done.

That and partners that will not listen to any of my excuses. Their response to my reasons for not taking one more run is always same. You always tell us to "just get on it, you never know."


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By Mike Anderson
From Dayton, OH
Jun 13, 2012

Matt N wrote:
Life's too short and shitty food tastes too good.


Yes, life is short, especially if you eat shit. You know, a funny thing happens if you stop eating fast food...real food starts to taste really good because you aren't being bombarded with superfluous salt and sugar anymore, an fast food starts to taste like shit. It takes about a month IME.

I share your love of mexican food, but you can easily hold the chease, lard and sour cream and it still tastes great (assuming...see above). Fresh salsa is very healthy, and can even be considered a "diet" food, but be careful with the chips....


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By S.Stelli
From Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 13, 2012

Mike Anderson wrote:
You know, a funny thing happens if you stop eating fast food...real food starts to taste really good because you aren't being bombarded with superfluous salt and sugar anymore, an fast food starts to taste like shit. It takes about a month IME.


Thanks for posting this. I had a bad habit of loving fast food in the past, and am finally over it. But seeing stuff like this helps me to keep it from coming back.

Thanks to all the posters who shared thier healthy foods, I've already started changing up the routine and new ways of mixing good foods together are always fun!

Keep those good lunch ideas coming!


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By Will S
From Joshua Tree
Jun 14, 2012

My diet is incredibly boring. I buy essentially the same stuff at the grocery every week. I keep a stash of quick oats and raisins or apricots in the desk for those times I forget to bring lunch.

But on a normal day I eat three smaller meals in place of a lunch. It is almost always: PB (all natural, ingredients list is peanuts, salt) on toasted whole wheat thin rounds bread (~100cal on the bread), apple + string cheese, 85% chocolate (about half a bar ~150 cal). Often I'll add some carrots and/or collard greens, steamed kale, or broccoli.


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By slim
Administrator
Jun 14, 2012
tomato, tomotto, kill mike amato.

diet is a tough one for me. when work is hectic i tend to go out a lot for lunch (my coworker is a bad influence and i have no willpower). i also tend to drink a mountain dew after lunch.

i have also been watching the NBA playoffs, but we don't have a tv so i go to the pub, eat a burger, drink 3 beers. i hope the thunder sweep the heat so i can quit spending 50 bucks and 5000 calories.


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By braffty
Jun 14, 2012
Starr Mountain: first top rope crack of my life...now i can't break my addiction

This is all very motivating. Since I work at a place where I have every kind of fast food humanly imaginable at my finger tips for a lunch it is very easy to get side tracked. For lunch I really like a hearty salad: romaine lettuce, strips of grilled chicken, raspberry vinagrette, sharp cheddar, roasted almonds, and dried cranberries. Even just using lemon juice over this is great and sometimes if I've had a bbq the night before I might do strips of steak. Oh so tasty. Stay away from processed foods. Fresh is always best.


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By T_jones
From Salty Lake
Jun 19, 2012
Fossil Family 12a, Rifle

I've been working full-time for 5 months now, actually climbing harder than ever by staying on a strict training regimen. Diet is definitely my biggest challenge though. As a video editor I literally sit at the computer all day, therefore burning zero calories while at work. I genrally bring a big leafy salad every day with lots of vegetables and a little turkey. However, I get super hungry mid morning and mid afternoon...I've been eating clif builder bars in the afternoon but I doubt this is the best with all the sugar and chocolate. Anyone have any tips on how to curb appetite while in the office?


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By Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Jun 19, 2012
Bocan

ian watson wrote:
Wraps are your friend, romaine lettuce, spinach, avocado, chicken and a nip of ceasor dressing. you can add lots of different things to wraps to keep them new and tasting good.


Yeah I usually do a turkey and spinach wrap. Whole wheat 100 calorie wrap, mild cheddar, turkey, spicy mustard. Add to suit taste...


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By Will S
From Joshua Tree
Jun 19, 2012

T_jones wrote:
Anyone have any tips on how to curb appetite while in the office?


Get really, really busy. Otherwise, a protein shakes does the trick for me, about 150cal, 25g protein, 3g fat, 2g sugar. For me, it curbs appetite better than anything else in the same calorie range.


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