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what filling and nutritious snacks do you take to work?

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mamaLou13 Sun 23-Sep-12 21:38:18

I am thinking avacado and something sandwiches but i am vegetarian so don't know what to put with them as too much salady stuff just means a soggy horrible sarnie come lunch time. cous cous? (with what?) flapjack bars.... What else I am 5 months pregnant by the way and often getting headaches nd feeling very tired so have to keep going from 6am to 6pm.
Any help would be gratefully recieved. Thanks

pleasethanks Sun 23-Sep-12 21:44:04

Nuts are a good snack, plenty of protein.

Cous cous is nice with loads of different things. Try bbc good food website for some inspiration. I like it with feta, tomatoes, cucumber, lemon juice and a sprinkle of dried oregano. Or chickpeas, ripped basil leaves and sun dried tomatoes. Or avocado and salsa and grated cheese.

Sossiges Sun 23-Sep-12 21:55:43

I used to take oatcakes and cheese. If you like avocado could you do an avocado dip and take dippy things (carrots, cheese straws, breadsticks). Nuts, olives, dried fruit are all good as snacks. Eat Natural bars are yummy.
Maybe wraps with avocado would be less soggy than sandwiches.

Avocado and cashew nuts with some leaves v nice in a sarnie - but I think the avocado would go black if you made them early. Better to make the sarnie and add the avocado later.

Oatcakes are brilliant for snacking on, esp with some celery and cream cheese too.

Yes to nuts.

Tub of dried cereal with a yoghurt to pour over it? Fresh fruit good with that too.

Hard boiled eggs if you don't mind the smell. I love them but wouldn't take them to work.

Spanish omelette.

Cous cous with roasted vege and feta plus lots of fresh herbs.

booksinbed Thu 27-Sep-12 22:44:32

this sounds starnage but a pot of tinned toms and a boiled egg with lots of pepper is really nice and abit like a bloody mary without the booze - it seems to fill a gap- guess its the protein.

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 28-Sep-12 14:02:21

Olives, bananas, dried apricots. Lots of fruit and Sainsburys do a nice fruit, nut and seed mixture which is very filling.

PurpleGeekyGirl Mon 01-Oct-12 21:07:52

Rice cakes with peanut butter and a banana or jam
Pasta salad with olives and feta or lemon and capers and onions
Miso soup with rice noodles if you have a kettle
Bean dips with crackers and raw veggies (I make my own depending on what is in the cupboard ek kidney bean, tomato and chilli or white beans, chives and garlic with olive oil etc)
Lentil pate wraps with salad
Peanut butter sandwiches with grated carrot, salad and tabasco

Drladybird Tue 02-Oct-12 11:35:07

When I was pregnant, I loved porridge for breakfast (which kept me going for a while), potato salad and bread for lunch, and snacks such as Dr Kargs crackers (especially the emmental and pumpkin seed ones). I also found farinata a brilliant snack (baked italian pancake made with chickpea flour so very nutritious). It is easy to make and very tasty. I've been meaning to put up a recipe for this on my veggie food blog but haven't yet. ( There are plenty of versions online if you fancied giving it a try.

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