Lunch tips please - salad just not filling enough

(5 Posts)
SimLondon Tue 25-Jun-13 22:20:15

Im trying to replace my daily take-away chicken salad sandwich (EAT usually) with a low fat/cal tuna salad (EAT or canteen@work) and it just doesn't seem filling enough.

Do I just carry on and get used to it? or choose a higher calorie salad?
Im probably at the top end (a couple of pounds over) a healthy BMI so looking to lose a stone - 1.5 stones.

BIWI Tue 25-Jun-13 22:23:11

I'm confused - you want a low fat/low cal tuna salad, but you've posted in low carb diets?!

If you're low carbing, you shouldn't be looking for low fat or low cal foods. You will certainly be hungry if you do.

If you're low carbing, have a look at the Bootcamp Recipe thread . Things like the asparagus frittata can all be made in advance and taken to work to eat later.

VivaLeBeaver Tue 25-Jun-13 22:28:52

I sometimes do about 100g of bulgar wheat. With a load of cut up baby leaf spinach, some feta and beetroot (not pickled). Put a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar in. It's got some carbs in but it's not as bad as a sandwich and I find it filling.

Another filling salad which I love is here www.chow.com/recipes/30351-bok-choy-and-pineapple-salad-with-peanut-dressing

NooMyx Thu 27-Jun-13 18:22:05

I just make double the amount of dinner every night, and me and DH both take the other half for our lunches the next day. If for some reason I haven't done this the night before, I tend to just snack on boiled eggs, nuts, salad veggies and dark chocolate, with some added fat (cream in coffee, mayo with veggies or something).

ChippingInWiredOnCoffee Thu 27-Jun-13 18:24:59

Are you looking for low carb or low fat/low calorie? They are very different things?!

Low carbing is much nicer to do - the Bootcamp threads that BIWI linked to are really supportive if you want to low carb.

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