Quickie Lunch – Not near as good as a quickie on lunch

Hey gang, since I don’t lead the jetset lifestyle of Overlord John or Ol’ Kentucky Regan, I have to cook lunch at work often.  Now, like I said in the first one, I try and be nutritious, pack it with protein to feed the gun show, and keep me full so I’m not going across the street and buying Twinkies.

  This week I have decided to try and quit drinking soda.  When I found out I was diabetic, I switched to diet.  Sadly, I found out your body metabolizes diet just like regular, so I’m going cold turkey.  I coffee in the morning, a coffee at noon, no headaches. (in theory)

  So today’s selection is a mash up.  Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Chicken flavored soup.  Then I add in a can of Hy Vee Chunk Chicken Breast, and I have a meal fit for a 15th century king.

  Nutrition wise, the noodles are 460 calories, a shit ton of sodium, 65g carbs, 3g fiber, sugars are <1g, and protein 10g.  The can o’ chicken is 90 calories, 0 carbs, fibers, or sugars, and 18g of protein.  So 550 calories, still a shit ton of sodium, 65g carbs, 3g fiber, no sugar to speak of, and 28g of protein.  That is right on the cusp of how much protein your body can process at one time, so hooray.

  To make, I open the can of chicken, pour it over the noodles in a bowl, add water to the edge of noodles, and microwave for 5 minutes.  I recommend only putting in ¾ of the flavor packet, or your lips will pucker because of the salt, but that is just me.  Lightly pepper, and you have a semi healthy lunch, other than sodium, in around 6 minutes.

  Taste wise, its actually pretty good.  Like I said, I have learned through trial and error, that ¾ a packet is your best bet.  I am not a guy who uses a lot of salt, so that’s just me.  You do get a chicken flavor in the broth, as well as chunks of chicken, which actually looks AND tastes like chicken, either thru the broth or because it is chicken parts.  I tend to not drink all the broth, as to lower my salt intake as well, but I do drink a little.

  Overall, I try to mix up my flavors, but I always use chicken or tuna to add protein.  The noodles give me a slow energy throughout the afternoon, the protein puts me at around 80g for the day at this point, so it’s a pretty complete meal.  I need to buy office Tupperware, or even frozen veggies, and add to it so I get a serving, as well as variety.

  I skipped yesterday’s lunch, because it was some awesome hot dogs from The Dog House in LaSalle, and those things were friggin’ delicious, and not near as healthy as todays lunch, though I skipped the fries and soda.  Pineapple on a hotdog with mayo….heaven.

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Author: Jay Roach

Jay was born and raised within a 30 mile radius of Ottawa IL, home of Scotty Bowers and a guy who was in soap operas.  His family was Catholic, somewhat filled with ’50 Ideals and conservatism, which they attempted to pass down, and lifetime Democrats.

Jay am none of that nonsense, though he is probably more liberal in social views than most of them.  He's tattooed, has two wonderful boys who are both talented, one a musician, the other designing games.  He have two ex wives that he still get along with.  Jay have two cats (Chloe and Panda Lucifer) who are ambivalent towards Jay's existence unless wet food is involved.

Previously, Jay was the cohost of My Worst Holiday, and left on good terms but will still fill in on occasion.  He now write nonsense articles about whatever grabs his fancy, from old Universal Monster movies, to lunch health, to lists that get stuck in deep in his head and has to purge them.

Jay is an amateur artist, who hopes to branch out into painting this year.  You can see his stuff on social media, or read his stuff in The Roach's Den.

Jay is pretty sure he is allowed to hang around because he have watched a LOT of Burt Reynolds movies. (This is true)

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