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Packed lunches?

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studentnurse1234 Wed 21-Dec-16 17:04:22

Hi, this would be my first post grin
I was wondering if anyone could please offer any advice on some high energy/low fat packed lunch ideas?
I am a first year student nurse and I will be starting placements in January which will be 12.5hour shifts. Just in need of some inspiration other than having a sandwich four times a week!

whataboutbob Wed 21-Dec-16 17:45:42

How about pasta salad. I make one with orzo pasta (a bit like rice grains) cheap mozarella from lidl, sun dried toms and some rocket. I like chick peas so I often chuck some in too with a splash of balsamic vinegar.
Another one is quinoa salad with feta cheese, chopped tomato and cucumber. 3rd one up: tuna, pasta penne, chopped celery, rocket, balsamic vinegar.
Or if you have access to a microwave, bring in a spud, give it 9 minutes on high, serve with baked beans and some cheese.

MelanieCheeks Wed 21-Dec-16 17:49:47

Why low fat, particularly?

I really enjoyed my lunch today -in an effort to eat more veg, I had a salad of leftover sweet potato wedges, half an avocado, some chopped red pepper, cottage cheese and pomegranate arils. It looked very festive, too!

AtleastitsnotMonday Thu 22-Dec-16 11:08:50

Tuna pasta with sweet corn (use low fat dressing/Mayo if you wish)
Cous cous with roasted veg
Cold slices of frittata
Soups are ideal in winter

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