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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-01-2009, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
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Bought a Vacuum sealer - best purchase ever

Was at Sam's and bought a ton of food, i was afriad would go bad, so i grabbed a vacuum sealer, and prepped all day sunday

Made these little packages, for easy lunch

4 cups spinach
2 hard boiled eggs
6oz grilled chicken breast
1/2 cup mixed bell peppers
1/2 cup yellow onion
1/2 cup fresh mushrooms

Then I made my own balsamic vinegarette.

2 TBSP olive oil
4 TBSP balsamic vinegar
red pepper flakes
salt
pepper
garlic

And add 1 piece of 100% whole wheat and flax toast, dry.

Total lunch:

816 calories
28g fat
38g carbs
74g protein
8g fiber

This is the biggest meal of the day for me, the rest consist of 300-400 calories
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-01-2009, 03:56 PM
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How much was it?
I just bring about 5 big ass bowls each day.
My Sundays are nothing but 2 hrs of legs, cooking all day, and yardwork!
Suckssssss!!!
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How much was it?
I just bring about 5 big ass bowls each day.
My Sundays are nothing but 2 hrs of legs, cooking all day, and yardwork!
Suckssssss!!!
it was 80 bucks, but if it keeps me from having to throw away left overs or veggies by the end of a week, that's money saved.

especially if you are cooking 20+ chicken breasts for the week, nothing worse than that thursday or friday one that's dried out and chewy

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I'm doing something similar except I use plastic containers. Keeps me from throwing away left overs...hate doing that. I've thought about checking into those vacuum sealers.

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FoodSavers are the shiiiiiit.



Really the only time mine gets any use, is when CR salmon hits the stores. I haven't been to Sam's in forever. We've turned in to last minute 'what do you feel like' people. Dinner always starts with a run to the grocery store.
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the main reason i bought it was for the spinach, it seems to only last 4-5 days, and when you buy it in 10 pounds tubs... that's a waste

Each of the packages on the left is what i listed above minus the egg, i just added that today

the ones on the right, are alot like the others, except about half the veggies, and turkey breast instead of chicken. Those are my morning scrambled egg packs, i just add 1/3 cup egg beaters, and 1/3 cup all whites.
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Oh, and anyone wanting to get a foodsaver after seeing this, go to Tuesday Morning. We got the big one, and the small one for $40 or so total. It was some value pack deal. Ended up giving the small one away to someone for some reason or another.
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Oh, and anyone wanting to get a foodsaver after seeing this, go to Tuesday Morning. We got the big one, and the small one for $40 or so total. It was some value pack deal. Ended up giving the small one away to someone for some reason or another.
Thanks man.
I might go purchase me one very soon.
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Sweet. I need to look into that.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-02-2009, 02:54 PM
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i bought black and decker equivalent for like $40. it's been worth it, i just use it to freeze away good deals on meat/fish. i use the little glad resealable one for cheeses in the fridge.
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