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No bread lunch ideas!

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sendcoffee Sun 08-Oct-17 18:58:02


DH has been to the chiropractor and been told to cut down on his bread consumption. To be fair, he has a sandwich every day for lunch and sometimes toast for breakfast and bread on the side of his dinner, so has a point.

Anyway, breakfast and dinner we have no problem with, but I need ideas for lunches for him!
He’s having pasta salad this week (I’ve made a big batch) but not sure what else to do. He doesn’t like couscous (that’s usually what I have). He will occasionally take leftovers from the night before.

Any ideas for anything that can go in a lunchbox? I need one day to be particularly substantial as he has lunch at noon and won’t eat again until around 8.30-9pm after playing football straight from work.

Cumberlover76 Sun 08-Oct-17 19:13:29

Can he heat soup or keep it warm. It's what I have most days, you can make really filling with veg and lentils or rice.

Ricekrispie22 Sun 08-Oct-17 19:25:17

Sausage roll
Cornish pasty
Spanish omelette
Pork pie

Do tortilla wraps count as bread?

Calphurnia Sun 08-Oct-17 19:28:21

Savoury muffins
Crustless quiche
Savoury flapjack
Potato salad
Nicoise salad


PurpleDaisies Sun 08-Oct-17 19:28:50

DH has been to the chiropractor and been told to cut down on his bread consumption.

Er, what qualifies the chiropractor to make that diagnosis?

I take leftovers for lunch most days, or things like soup work well.

AdaColeman Sun 08-Oct-17 19:30:54

Scotch eggs

Bean salad

Potato salad with hard boiled eggs

Rice salad with smoked trout or mackerel flaked into it, like kedgeree.

Slices of fritatta

AdaColeman Sun 08-Oct-17 19:31:53

Caesar salad.

BriechonCheese Sun 08-Oct-17 19:32:54

Curry and rice is lovely and warming in a food flask.

SlimDogMillionaire Sun 08-Oct-17 19:33:26

Very interested as to what reducing bread consumption will do for your husbands creaky bits

AtleastitsnotMonday Sun 08-Oct-17 19:41:32

Does he have a microwave for heating things at work?
Jacket potatoes or sweet potatoes keep warm in a food flask and could then add cheese, tuna, coleslaw at lunch time.
Did the chiropractor say what it was about the bread? If it's the wheat then I can't see that pasta would be much better.

sendcoffee Sun 08-Oct-17 20:41:55

I’m not sure on the reasoning behind the bread situation myself....
he’s also told him to cut back on alcohol as his liver is slightly enlarged and putting pressure onto his back.

I was thinking along the lines of savoury muffins, thanks!

Would cold frittata work? He has access to a microwave so reheating is an option. Soups are good.

sendcoffee Sun 08-Oct-17 20:43:30

I’ll happily take the same things 5 days for lunch, DH likes a bit more variety.

I think he’s going to but stuck with leftovers. Not sure if it’s wheat as a whole or just bread (DH only mentioned bread).

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