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need lunch box food for me that's not sandwiches!

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Sunnyshine Tue 29-Jul-14 19:47:17

New job so need to take lunch everyday. Am not a fan of bread products ( so no wraps, bread etc) but love salad, beans, pasta etc. So tell me your yummiest cold recipes!!

MyCatHasStaff Tue 29-Jul-14 19:49:27

Orzo pasta with either chicken or tuna, sweetcorn and chopped up cucumber and a bit of mayo, yum

dancemom Tue 29-Jul-14 19:50:39

Tuna pasta salad

Cheese and crackers

Boiled eggs and salad

lljkk Tue 29-Jul-14 19:53:31

hummous, i just eat it with a spoon. Can add something like carrot sticks & tomatoes, too.

RoobyMurray Tue 29-Jul-14 19:54:03

tuna mayo mixed with a little grated cheese + salad

chicken and chorizo + salad with cesar salad dressing

greek type salad - ie feta, red onion, cucumber, toms and leaves

ham and egg salad

NotAnotherPackedLunchBox Tue 29-Jul-14 19:55:23

Falafel and salad

Middleagedmotheroftwo Tue 29-Jul-14 19:55:43

Home made quiche
Soup in a thermos
Lettuce, tomato etc with smoked mackerel

I'm not a fan of bread either, but I love Warburtons Square Thins.

CMOTDibbler Tue 29-Jul-14 20:01:02

rice with sweet chilli chicken (the sort that comes ready cooked and sliced) and avocado
pasta with hummus
pasta with chicken and sweetcorn
rice with mixed veg (frozen - sweetcorn, peas, carrots, pepper), spring onions and french dressing. Add peanuts on eating
sushi rice with sweet chilli chicken and seaweed bits, or prawns
rice, mixed beans, tuna, onion, french dressing

YeGodsAndLittleFishes Tue 29-Jul-14 20:07:14

Puy lentil pouch with added olives, chopped cherry tomatoes, sweetcorn, thawed frozen spinach or other veggies; with added chopped cheese or meat or fish. One pouch with enough add ins does 2 days. I usually add a spoonful of chutney to one and something herby to the other.

Wholemeal whole couscous, similar to above.

Egg with salad, or I prefer to make an omelette with herbs, cooked potato, onions and cheese and eat that cold.

A large fruit salad.

Im going to experiment with chick pea, egg, a little wholemeal flour or cooked whole grains, beans, etc, all mixed up and made into dumplinfs, rolled in sesame/nuts/herbs/spice and baked. Could go well with a green salad.

Soup in a flask.

Layer salad with grated carrots, shredded lettuce and herbs, cheese or prawns, tomato or beetroot, etc. Whatever sandwich/wrap filling you fancy can be cut up and put in a layered salad!

Happy36 Tue 29-Jul-14 20:11:41

I like tuna, chunks of cucumber and slices of pickled beetroot. Everything turns pink but it's delicious!

Also a can of beans like cannellini beans, drained and washed, tossed in olive oil (and dried herbs, paprika or chilli powder if you wish) on top of a salad of lettuce and red pepper (and chopped onion, if you like it) is tasty too and low in cholesterol.

A cold soup like vichyssoise or gazpacho or cucumber. Yum!

YeGodsAndLittleFishes Tue 29-Jul-14 20:12:15


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YeGodsAndLittleFishes Tue 29-Jul-14 20:23:49

Just reminded me.
Beetroot with goat's cheese, grapes and pine nuts is a great combination.

Feta works well with tomatoes and basil and olives without bread (or just a few crutons of pumpernickle or a chewy wholemeal).

Happy36 Tue 29-Jul-14 20:25:10

Congratulations on your new job.

Sunnyshine Wed 30-Jul-14 09:36:36

Thank you all! These sound great! Will get myself a lunch box and start making!!!

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