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pommebears Sat 14-Apr-18 14:39:20

Get the train early for work - but no time to get breakfast at the other end.

Looking for breakfast ideas- ideally that can be prepped the night before

Also dinner ideas for the way home (won’t get in until 10pm)

Any ideas?

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INeedNewShoes Sat 14-Apr-18 14:44:11

I used to take muesli and yoghurt for a train breakfast. It's neat to eat, not smelly and is quite filling/satisfying.

Blondie1984 Sat 14-Apr-18 17:25:48

Overnight oats could be a good one for breakfast

AtleastitsnotMonday Sat 14-Apr-18 17:44:41

How about a savoury flapjack? Or a bagel with cream cheese?
Will you be able to refrigerate anything you take for dinner? Is this going to be a regular set up? I can’t imagine maintaining a routine like that.

Jozxyqk Sat 14-Apr-18 17:51:39

Overnight oats, perhaps with some chia seeds mixed in at the last minute if you find they're too sloppy. Between mixing half a tsp in at home, & eating them on the train, they can thicken up a heck of a lot. And good protein source. I like HFW's recipe for Bircher muesli as well. Most dried fruit is good in overnight oats but I personally dislike the texture of rehydrated dried banana. A lot of nuts & seeds work too. Can batch maker this - do a couple of days worth at a time. Lots of ideas on Pinterest etc.

Dinner, any combination carbs, protein, veg / salad. Doesn't need to be heavy. Dressing in a separate container - test it out first to make sure it won't leak. Freeze a carton of juice to use as an ice block, or just use an ice block. Fruit. For nice salad ideas I like:
Tabbouleh with any protein you fancy, green leaves.
Hummus, falafel, grated carrots, green leaves, tomatoes & olives.
Greek salad & some diced cold roast beef.

Sandwich - make it a nice one though. On your favourite bread.
Tuna, hummus, grated carrot, alfalfa sprouts & a few cumin seeds.
Cold roast chicken, lettuce, mayonnaise.
Cream cheese with smoked salmon & baby salad leaves or cucumber, scoop out the cucumber seeds before slicing to stop it going soggy.
Cheese, ham, tomato or pickle.

MinaPaws Sat 14-Apr-18 17:59:06

Same here with overnight oats sort of thing. I do a scoop (tbsp) of nutty sugar-free muesli mixed with 1 tbsp of fresh fruit juice, 2-3 tbsp of skyr or natural yoghurt and 2-3 of frozen berries. Stir and leave in a pot overnight, or just mix them in the morning before you get the train. really nutritious.

For 'dinner' I'd be mor einclined ot pick soemthing up from the train station - Wasabi is good for sushi or katsu curries at a very reasonable price, or choose a pret salad. If you wnat to make something in advance to eat cold, a high protein salad would be good. e.g.
Chicken and couscous with toasted almonds, apricots, mint, rocket, cherry tomatoes and cucumber
Salmon and brown rice with soy, chilli, spring onions, cucumber, lettuce and red peppers
Quinoa with falafel, humous and mixed leaf salad

If you have a microwave at work, you could bring a microwavable flask of chilli or pasta or casserole and heat it before you leave then eat on the train.

Ricekrispie22 Sat 14-Apr-18 19:01:43

I agree with overnight oats. There are endless possibilities and there're so quick and easy to prepare once you have a few ideas.
Sometimes I take a couple of large caramel rice cakes sandwiched together with peanut butter, which I peel apart to eat.
Slices of buttered malt loaf
Date, orange and almond fruit salad

As for dinner:
Couscous and chickpea salad
Cream cheese pastrami bagels
Honey mustard chicken pasta salad
Falafel in pitta pockets
Chicken and noodles in sweet chilli dressing

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sat 14-Apr-18 19:20:12

Overnight oats for breakfast, or some fruit, yoghurt and a breakfast muffin if I could be bothered to bake at the weekend.

For dinner, I'd buy something at the train station. I can't imagine many foods being very nice after spending all day in my bag.

pommebears Sun 15-Apr-18 09:12:27

Thanks all

Are there any good recipes online that work well for overnight oats?

I'm dairy free - assume that's fine

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pommebears Sun 15-Apr-18 09:46:34

Thanks all

Are there any good recipes online that work well for overnight oats?

I'm dairy free - assume that's fine

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Ricekrispie22 Sun 15-Apr-18 10:27:45

start with 1 part rolled oats to 1 part cold liquid. Then experiment according to your desired consistency, adding more liquid if you like the mixture thinner. When adding yogurt into the mix, start with a 1:1:1 ratio of oats to milk to yogurt. So, for me, it's half a mug of oats, half a mug of liquid and one small pot of yogurt. Almond, hazelnut, cashew and coconut milks all work well, as do fruit juices.
Fruit (fresh or dried), nuts, nut butters, seeds, protein powder, coconut, spices (e.g., cinnamon), citrus zest, honey, syrup and vanilla extract will take your oats to the next level. Get creative and have fun!
Some of my favourite combinations:
Coconut milk, fresh mango, plain yogurt and a spoonful of raspberry jam
Blueberries, pecans and maple syrup
Apple juice, raspberries, flaked almonds
Apple juice, Alpro caramel dessert, chopped apple
Hazelnut milk, Alpro chocolate dessert, chopped pear, hazelnuts

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 15-Apr-18 17:34:34

I make my overnight oats using vanilla flavour Alpro.

Oats, Alprol, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, blueberries. Dead easy - I make a big bowl on Sundays and decant into smaller pots to take to work - lasts all week.

kateandme Fri 20-Apr-18 11:29:19

buy in some yoghurt pots.roast some oats.kornflakes.rickrispies.and granola.then keep in little tub.
get yourself some mini tupperwares then you can diccant ur topping on top of yoghurt and whatever fruit you can get your hands on.sometimes just granola yoghurt and honey or syurp is nice.
Friday is for granola yoghurt and chocolate melted on top smile
some savoury breakfast bars.you can make a big batch of them and often we freeze ours too.
a bagel and cream cheese.it can be kept in foil overnight.
a simple few slices of toast in foil.
fruit salad.
many things can be done the night before.some kept for a few days.
with what fruit you can get your hands on.
stewed apple
raspebrries
strawberries. then mix with some flakes almonds
one of those muller rice pots.
for evening meal you could make a big batch of pasta.or soup.roasted veg couscous.pesto pasta.tortilini with dolmio.then decant into tupperwares throughout the week
also if you having currys or chilli or stew etc,make extra to put away for the nest day.
wraps.
fish finger or bacon butties are something to look forward to on the train home.and can be kept in fridge.
layered jam jars.start with your noodles.rice.or mixed beans on the bottom.with dressing.then layer on your tomatos cucumber or mixed peppers.you ge the picture.then top with your leaves.this can be done the night ebfore and so easy to transport.then when your ready to eat your just ive a little shake.and it mixes.
a baguette with mixed fillings.salami.pesto chicken.ham and cheese etc.foiled wrapped keeps easily for tea on the way home.
tupperwares and flaks are little saviours for this.aldi do some great one with compartments but most places sell the basic ones.

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