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RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 29-Sep-19 13:52:29


I've been doing 5:2 for a couple of weeks and generally really like it, but am struggling in terms of variety.

So far I'm tending to have -
0% fat natural yoghurt with blueberries (very small portion - just two tablespoons of yoghurt and about 15 blueberries)
3 slices of vegan Quorn ham plus celery and carrot sticks and a few grapes or a fig
Dinner is either lentil soup, or a vege filled omelette using fry light, or butternut squash noodles with lentil bolognaise.

Has anybody got any ideas to add variety, please, especially for lunches to take to work? They need to be really quick and easy, both to prepare and to eat (eg I don't have time to eat soup at work).

Thank you!

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RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Mon 30-Sep-19 19:25:08

Pretty please?

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12goldstars Mon 30-Sep-19 19:35:43

On fast days I generally just wait until dinner. I get hungrier if i eat anything during the day. My evening meals are usually something like a tofu and vegetable stir fry, omelette and salad, thick vegetable soup or Bolognese with quorn or grain mince and no pasta. Waitrose do a vegan grain mince which is very low calorie (and often in the reduced section!) and I add tinned tomato, celery, mushrooms etc to it.
For lunch you could do a hard boiled egg salad or some carrot and cucumber sticks with hummus. If i’m desperate for food during the day I have some cherry tomatoes and a babybel.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Mon 30-Sep-19 19:50:29

Thank you.

Eggs for lunch a good idea. If I skipped breakfast, I could have egg salad for lunch and still have plenty of cals left for a decent dinner.

I find soup difficult, because bread is the best bit about eating soup! However, we're going to do a pea soup this week as a change from the usual lentil.

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12goldstars Mon 30-Sep-19 20:03:08

I tend to make thick soups to reduce the need for bread. Butternut squash is good, or pumpkin at this time of year. I also add a dollop of yogurt on the top for protein.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Mon 30-Sep-19 20:11:55

Ooh you've made me think how nice a roasted butternut squash warm salad could be too!

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Ibizafun Sun 06-Oct-19 22:38:51

How about easy salad for dinner topped with ready marinated tofu?

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Fri 11-Oct-19 17:44:32

Good idea re tofu.

Definitely feel as if something warm is needed and getting a bit bored of soup. Made a successful span Bol with butternut squash 'pasta' the other day.

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RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Fri 11-Oct-19 17:44:46


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12goldstars Fri 11-Oct-19 19:14:55

Tonight I did roasted vegetables (aubergine, courgette, red pepper, red onion and tomato) with mozzarella. It was lovely.

Ibizafun Fri 11-Oct-19 23:04:12

Forgot to say have some roasted walnuts in a jar and just throw some into the tofu salad- honestly my best meal

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