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Ideas for work lunches

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thobblywighs Mon 29-Dec-14 09:11:07

I am returning to slimming world tomorrow. Having followed the plan before I know that my sticking point is lunchtime! I really need some ideas that are not bread based but are quick and easy. As a teacher, my lunch hour generally involves marking, setting up lessons and lunchtime clubs so anything that can be eaten one handed is great! We do have a microwave but with 50 odd staff, the chances of getting to it, heating up food and having time to eat it are slim. Thanks

captainweasel Mon 29-Dec-14 09:29:25

Salad is your friend. Or crackers and humous with veg sticks. Or with cream cheese.

thobblywighs Mon 29-Dec-14 15:11:02

Thanks. Like the idea of raw veg and humous. Can I make my own by blitzing some chickpeas? Breakfast is easy but tends to be where I use my b choice so anything free for lunch is a plus.

Whyjustwhyagain Tue 30-Dec-14 08:57:17

It's really nice if you add some 0% Greek yogurt or fat free fromage frais and a squeeze of lemon juice to the blitzed chick peas to make a creamier tasting houmus

Whyjustwhyagain Tue 30-Dec-14 08:58:28

Frittata is also good for lunches
With salad and home made rice salad

endoflevelbaddy Tue 30-Dec-14 09:51:52

I make up a batch of pasta / rice / cous cous salad, use fat free yogurt & lemon juice as a dressing.
Spanish omelette as a free dinner and left overs for lunch with salad.
I keep mugshots in the car for lunch emergencies and just have that and a banana, but better if I've time to chuck crudités, fruit salad / yogurt together too.
I also really like (and never thought I would) roll ups of ham, little gem lettuce and the low fat laughing cow triangles - not sure if they're still an A choice as I've not been to a group in ages. Really nice with red pepper in the middle.
I also like to make up veg soup too and take in a flask but was never entirely sure whether it still counted as free.

coolaschmoola Tue 30-Dec-14 10:41:45

I'm a teacher too. Tabbouleh is my treat lunch. Rice salad, pasta salad, salad salad... And on the days when there isn't even time for those a syn free Mugshot!

I invested in a Systema salad box, soup mug and porridge mug. Best purchases EVER.

thobblywighs Tue 30-Dec-14 11:38:18

Thanks. I can foresee a few mugshot days coming up! I think that I need to do the same and invest in some nice tubs for salad etc (and then remember to bring them home before they grow green fur!). I am hopeful that I will remember to cook extra pasta, rice etc the night before although, hearing ably the new plan, it might be less pasta/rice heavy than before. Back to group tonight though so I should learn a bit more then.

MrsLindor Tue 30-Dec-14 11:58:48

I often make extra dinner to take to work for lunch, does usually require heating up though.

I also have a food flask which keeps soups etc. hot.

May have to have a rethinking myself though in light of the new plan, I've made the move from green to extra easy but haven't been into work yet.

katienana Wed 31-Dec-14 09:43:37

I used to heat soup first thing and put in a flask as my work place was awkward to use micro. with a really big flask it would have enough for a snack once kids have gone home.

storminabuttercup Sun 04-Jan-15 16:39:59

As pp said salad is your friend. I make up a huge tub of chopped salad to last a few days then stick in Ham, Tuna, prawns etc. Also tinned potatoes are a good addition to bulk it up if you like them.

Sw quiche is good too

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