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Easy no-bread lunches to bring to work?

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Cuppatea14 Wed 14-Jun-17 12:48:23

Just that - I usually bring a sambo into work, but lately I'm eating toast for brekkie, then sambo for lunch and quite often pasta for dinner and my little pot belly is paying the price.

I usually make up my lunch the night before, need something quick to throw together that will keep me full for the afternoon. Anyone any nice ideas?

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acornsandnuts Wed 14-Jun-17 12:51:59

I make a huge frittata on a Sunday with the odd veg in the bottom of the salad drawer plus potatoes and what ever random cheese is left. Then cut into wedges and keep in the fridge gen just grab n the morning and have with salad.

PaintingOwls Wed 14-Jun-17 12:58:07

Buddha bowls! I buy the ingredients and make them up at work.

shouldwestayorshouldwego Wed 14-Jun-17 13:33:59

Rice salad, bean salad, sushi. Can add meat/nuts to make more interesting.

Cuppatea14 Wed 14-Jun-17 13:47:06

Acorns - what's a Buddha bowl?!?

I love the frittata idea, how long does it keep in the fridge?

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AtleastitsnotMonday Wed 14-Jun-17 22:57:05

Cous cous with peppers, spring onion, cucumber, gherkins, cooked, chopped chicken breast
Tuna pasta
Sweet potato salad

WeAreEternal Wed 14-Jun-17 23:03:09

Buddha bowls are my go to.

WeAreEternal Wed 14-Jun-17 23:06:43

Buddha Bowls are basically vegetables, whole grains grains, protein and dressing.

You can put anything you like in it.

MollyHuaCha Wed 14-Jun-17 23:16:53

Sorry... sambo?

HarrietSchulenberg Wed 14-Jun-17 23:22:48

Sambo = sandwich.
Salad with cheese or meat pieces plus crackers.
Soup with crackers.
Fritatta/crustless quiches are nice too.

MelanieCheeks Thu 15-Jun-17 07:03:15

Usually leftovers from previous evening!

So. chunky soup, stew, pasta and sauce, curry, cauliflower cheese, fritata.

Today's little tupperware box contains a half a turkey breast chopped up, some leftover pasta in pea and brocoli cheese, and a handful of sauteed peppers and mushrooms, which were the filling for last night's quesadilla.

Wingbing Thu 15-Jun-17 07:08:23

Buddha bowls for me too. Filling and healthy.

My colleagues often comment on the size of my lunch as I can pile in as much salad/veg as I want.

Rumtopf Thu 15-Jun-17 08:02:31

Lettuce wraps.
Big lettuce leaf, slice of ham or a few slices of cheese, coleslaw and some other sliced veggies and then roll up like a wrap.

I often make an extra large rice salad to go with dinner and then pot up any leftovers for my lunch the following day.

Cuppatea14 Thu 15-Jun-17 11:50:25

Thanks all, any nice recipes/websites for Buddha bowls? Do they take forever to put together?

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AtleastitsnotMonday Thu 15-Jun-17 13:12:59

Check Pinterest for Buddha bowls, millions of ideas there

WeAreEternal Thu 15-Jun-17 14:40:12

How to make a Buddha bowl

14 Buddha bowl recipes

9 satisfying Buddha bowl recipes

Greenbread Sun 18-Jun-17 20:40:19

Noodle soup pots with rice noodles, veg, stock cube or tablespoon of curry paste, teaspoon peanut butter. Add water at work. I put a small bag of herbs and chilli at the top of the pot to add after. They are quick and simple and easy to make up in batches

knockknockknock Sun 18-Jun-17 20:42:37

I always thought sambo was a racist term or have I got that wrong??

IhaveaTubie Mon 19-Jun-17 11:24:02

Knock I just googled and it is. I'd never of known though.

987flowers Tue 20-Jun-17 18:51:54

I make some lemon quinoa (enough for 3 days) then add bits the night before. Some salad, feta cheese etc

The other thing I do is roast loads of veg- sweet potatoes, courgette, aubergine, garlic with balsamic oil then add feta cheese once cold and olives. Tasty and filling

987flowers Tue 20-Jun-17 18:55:24

Oh and I add a tin of chickpeas in too because I love then!!!!

987flowers Tue 20-Jun-17 18:55:46


TittyGolightly Tue 20-Jun-17 18:58:32

Mix together a tin of brown lentils (drained), 1 chopped spring onion, half a red pepper, chopped, handful of rocket, 100g crumbled feta, 2tbsp olive oil, 1tbsp balsamic vinegar, pinch of herbs or chilli flakes. Mix together. Serves 2.

Christmastree43 Tue 20-Jun-17 22:06:34

I used to bother to make lovely lunches but in the past couple of years after cooking, tidying and doing whatever other jobs it's the last thing I want to do at 9 or 10pm at night so my lunches are extremely lazy... usually literally just salad then I take a pot of eg hummus, pate, cottage cheese, salmon, tuna etc into work and add that at lunch.

Or any left over chicken/ roast veg etc I will use

AlwaysOldBeforeMyTime Tue 20-Jun-17 23:09:58

Greenbread could you tell me more about these noodle pots please? They sound lovely!

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