I'm looking for dead-simple, healthful, economical, higher-protein, lower carb lunch ideas.
Currently, I tend to lunch on canned soup, primarily Progresso varieties, with saltines and maybe a little prepackaged, mixed fruit cup. Sometimes, I sub Ramen noodles or what have you. When available, leftovers are always nice, but I tend to go lighter at lunch then at dinner and don't always want the same thing as I had the night before. Also, I can walk to a few faster-food joints, and sometimes fall back on those, blowing any budgeting out of the water.
I work in an office environment, and have a microwave, a refrigerator and scalding hot-water tap available for use.
I have never been able to manage assembling a proper sandwich/fruit/veggie lunch on a daily basis, so I'm looking for meals I can either prepare once a week and freeze or assemble and cook quickly at the office. I usually have a piece or two of fresh fruit in the morning, and some oatmeal on colder days.
I'm an omnivore, but I tend to weight my diet heavily toward delicious breads, which isn't very good for maintaining my weight.
I'm 45, I have a 20 mile roundtrip commute as well as weekly MTB rides with friends, and my metabolism is such that with my current diet/activity levels, I maintain a slightly heavy weight. I'd like to drop some pounds, so I'm looking at my diet choices as a means to that end.